From Library Journal
- Mary J. Nickum, Fish and Wildlife Reference Svce., Bethesda, Md.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I cannot recommend this book as a pleasant reading experience, but I unreservedly recommend it as an eye-opening one.
When considering the facts here, and looking at the problems we're facing with global warming, I am very troubled that humankind is on the verge of a major collapse.
Every conscious being on this planet should read this book because it is a history of how our species has radically changed the environment on this planet.
I'm reading "Creating the Third World" chapter of the book for college. I found two mistakes:
1) P. Read more
Another winner! Incredible synthesis of mankind's decline in direct correlation with our arrogant disregard for the natural world.Published 6 months ago by jamesjohnston
Ponting makes a strong case here that most empire have fallen -- and will fall -- because they exhaust their natural resource supply. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Forrest W.
This book bored me to death. I had to read it for my environmental science class. I would literally rather read the entire Bible with mirrored text from cover to cover than read... Read morePublished 14 months ago by uhhhhhhhh
This books is an interesting read about how the ancients lived and breathed throughout their lives in history. History is alive.Published 16 months ago by Darknite32
In a devastating (if measured) critique of the trajectory of society thus far, Ponting turns all our notions of ''development'' and ''progress'' on their heads. Read morePublished on September 8, 2012 by CJ Chanco
Well written, the only thing I crave is more graphics and images to illustrate the text. A great read for anyone with little to no knowledge of how we reached our current... Read morePublished on January 21, 2012 by MP Mattson
Awarding this book five stars has come as somewhat of a surprise to me. The text has a number of shortcomings that would ordinarily conspire to produce no more than a mediocre... Read morePublished on January 20, 2012 by Hrvoje Butkovic
Clive Ponting's "A Green New History of the World" is a dense tome that took me months to finish. Still, though, it was well worth the effort. Read morePublished on November 16, 2011 by John G. Curington