''Nearly every sentence offers yet another concretely sensible proposal, giving the book substantial density...As a first primer for how to get it together as a stable-state humanitarian society, it is the best book I've seen yet.''--Not Man Apart (Friends of the Earth)
''An environmental classic...remarkably prescient''-Time Magazine
''The newest name after Wells and Verne and Huxley and Orwell is Ernest Callenbach, creator of Ecotopia.''--Los Angeles Times
''It looks obvious-like the wheel-Rain Magazine.''--Rain Magazine
''An environmental classic...remarkably prescient.'' --Time Magazine
It looks obvious-like the wheel-Rain Magazine --Rain Magazine
"An environmental classic...remarkably prescient"-Time Magazine "The newest name after Wells and Verne and Huxley and Orwell is Ernest Callenbach, creator of Ecotopia"-Los Angeles times --Time Magazine, Los Angeles Times
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"Callenbach gives us a vivid, comprehensive, positive vision of an ecologically sustainable world. essential reading for all who care about the earth's future."--Fritjof Capra, author of the Tao Of Physics
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"A classic of earth consciousness."--Denis Hayes, Earth Day.
Ecotopia was founded when northern California, Oregon, and Washington seceded from the Union to create a "stable-state" ecosystem: the perfect balance between human beings and the environment. Now, twenty years later, the isolated, mysterious Ecotopia welcomes its first officially sanctioned American visitor: New York Times-Post reporter Will Weston. Like a modern Gulliver, the skeptical Weston is by turns impressed, horrified, and overwhelmed by Ecotopia's strange practices: employee ownership of farms and businesses, the twenty-hour work week, the fanatical elimination of pollution, "mini-cities" that defeat overcrowding, devotion to trees bordering on worship, a woman-dominated government, and bloody, ritual war games. Bombarded by innovative, unsettling ideas, set afire by a relationship with a sexually forthright Ecotopian woman, Weston's conflict of values intensifies-and leads to a startling climax.
"None of the happy conditions in Ecotopisa are beyond the technical or resource reach of our society."--Ralph Nader
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