Pro: Informative and intriguing.
Con: Fully forgettable. Nothing from this book stuck with me.
Thought provoking and informative providing a great deal of information that is not otherwise easily available. Read morePublished 9 months ago by barry noakes
Lawrence Smith's scholarly but accessible commentary on planetary societies' demographic trends, natural resource demands, response to climate change and adjustment to... Read morePublished 9 months ago by D.V. Booty
While the analysis of the 4 trends were good, he missed some important insights:
1) What happens to folks in the south while the earth burns up? Read more
The focus of this book is climate change and the resulting shift of people and economies north. I began reading with some skepticsm about climate change, but the author makes an... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Michael E. Martin
Very well researched book. very educational on many aspects of how the world works, like energy and demographics. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Julian Perez Kerr
從世界二次大戰之後，世界上大半的人搬家到城市裡居住，有日漸增加的傾向，根據調查報告，在二次大戰剛結束不久以後，也就是1950年的世界人口報導，全世界住在都市的人口中，住在紐約的人數最多，男女老少和起來，1950年住在紐約市裡的人數一共有十二萬三千人，是世界第一大城市，在同一年，相對地，在亞洲方面，住在日本東京的人口數目有十一萬三千人，和住在紐約城市裡的人口數目... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Yaolee Chen
Laurence Smith, a geology professor at UCLA, decided to make a “Thought experiment”, and try to picture our planet a few decades from now (obviously, not an original idea). Read morePublished 14 months ago by Jorge F. M