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The Gaia Peace Atlas Paperback – August 5, 1988
From Publishers Weekly
The U.S.-Soviet summit, the Iran-Iraq conflict and ecological problems set the stage for this book's theme: Can mankind continue to survive? Barnaby, former director of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, invited progressive world leaders to contribute essays and assembled a team of writers to draft chapters on our "catastrophe-prone" Gaiaplanetary life as a whole self-regulating organism. The book is clearly written, but suffers from a busy layout and redundancyliterally every page has a long sidebar, expanding on and repeating the myriad topics mentioned in the main text. Sobering facts are presented, about everything from the escalating arms trade to world population problems; innovative solutions are proposed (for example, an "ecofreeze" that would halt deforestation, ozone depletion, etc.). But ultimately the reader is left wondering how the countries of the world will agree to such steps, or to the "global governance" held up as a goal. The book's naive philosophy of world peace is further undercut by a pronounced anti-Israel bias and a failure to recognize the politicization of the United Nations. Illustrated.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.