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The Tao of Holism: A Blueprint for 21st Century Living Paperback – September 3, 2008

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  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: John Hunt Publishing (September 3, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 184694080X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1846940804
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 5.3 x 8.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,275,393 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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AUTHOR: Howard Jones, also author of The Thoughtful Guide to God, has been a teacher for 40 years. He devotes himself to spreading awareness of the universal spiritual dimension of human existence as our best hope.

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Ben J Korgen on December 8, 2009
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Today, we face many problems ignorance and neglect have allowed to grow big enough to demand plans of action for finding solutions spread over several different timescales. Some of them may take centuries to solve. These problems include global warming, rising sea levels, storm intensification, coastal erosion, acid rain, ocean acidification, declines in genetic diversity, extinction of plant and animal species and losses of upper ocean biomass. They include difficulties in economically extracting energy from ocean movements, high costs of desalination, buildups of trash trapped inside midocean gyres and needs to sort out planet friendly roles for sport and commercial fishing. They include human overpopulation, deforestation, desertification, air and water pollution, acid rain, shortages of clean freshwater, needs to replace fossil fuels and decaying buildings, roads and bridges. They also include political corruption, persistent racism, war and history-recycling leadership, poverty, sexual slavery, easy availability of street drugs, piracy and kidnapping for prostitution.

Many other examples exist. If we can define them as problems, we can solve them. For those we must define as disasters, it may be too late. If we try to explain why we let so many problems build up over so many years, we find it is not enough to blame our failings on ignorance and neglect. If we try to find solutions to these big problems, we find it is not enough to blame our failings on shortages of scientists and lack of funds.

If we go into deep thought on these topics, we see the long buildup of big problems and the inadequacy of solutions as having something in common. The build up and the inadequacy both come from the breakdown view of the world humans have been perpetuating for centuries.
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