For the first time, HRH The Prince of Wales shares his views on how our most pressing modern challenges—from climate change to poverty—are rooted in mankind's disharmony with nature, presenting a compelling case that the solution lies in our ability to regain a balance with the world around us
With its holistic approach, this provocative and well-reasoned book takes the discussion of sustainability and climate change in a new direction. Prince Charles shows how the solutions to problems like climate change lie not only in technology but in our ability to change the way we view the modern world.
For decades, the Prince of Wales has been studying a wide array of disciplines to understand every aspect of man's impact on the natural world, and in that time he has examined everything from architecture to organic farming to sustainable economics. Now, for the first time, he speaks out about his years of research, presenting a fascinating look at how modern industrialization has led us to a state of disharmony with nature, created climate change, and pushed us to the brink of disaster.
From the rice farms of India to the prairies of America's corn belt, from the temples of Ancient Egypt to the laboratories of industrial designers, Harmony spans the globe to identify the different ways that contemporary life has abandoned the hard-earned practices of our history, a shift that has spurred a host of social problems and accelerated climate change.
Drawing on cases from farming, healthcare, transportation, and design, the Prince of Wales also offers solutions for change, creating a new vision for our world, one that incorporates the traditional wisdom of our past with the modern science of our present to avert catastrophe. In the end, Harmony paints a holistic portrait of what we as a species have lost in the modern age, while outlining the steps we can take to regain the harmony of our ancestors.
Illustrated with lush, four-color photographs and charts, this intelligent, practical, and well-reasoned guide is an indispensable weapon in the battle to save our planet.
The Prince of Wales has used his unique position to make a difference throughout the world, establishing numerous charities and public interests, and organizing The Prince's Rainforests Project to combat deforestation and global warming.
I just received this marvelous piece of writing by HRH. I opened this lovely book published by HarperCollins in 2010 in Great Britain by Blue Door and, imagine my shock and... Read morePublished 5 days ago by Hilary
I love the book. This was my second purchase. I gave it as a gift. I just wish they left the original jacket on the book.Published 6 days ago by Margot Day
What a fantastic book! Far more than I expected. Prince Charles is really a man ahead of his time. I truly enjoyed every word. I highly recommend this book to anyone. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Susan M Werner
Good book. Well written, and a real insight into the man who is Prince Charles.Published 7 months ago by donalds
My gratitude to Prince Charles for pointing out what many people in the world would rather not think about. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Jennie wren
This is a beautifully produced and illustrated book about our Earth. I have so much more feeling and empathy toward Prince Charles after reading this. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Sandy Nathan
A chance to select more editions for my collection. Great fan of Prince Charles and his contributions as a gardener. The price and ease of ordering is unfounded. No hassle. Read morePublished 14 months ago by sharon cryder
A detailed, thoughtful look at the global crisis of environment, food, energy, and water, how we got here, and how we can shift toward a more sustainable or durable path. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Ms Boyer