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Worldchanging, Revised Edition: A User's Guide for the 21st Century Paperback – April 1, 2011

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About the Author

Alex Steffen is the co-founder of WorldChanging.com, one of the world's leading sustainability-related publications. Steffen makes regular speaking appearances at multinational corporations like Nike, Yahoo!, and Amazon. He is a leading voice in planetary futurism and has inspired over 600 stories in the media, including a CNN documentary. Bill McKibben is an environmentalist and the author of The End of Nature and Earth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet. Time magazine has called him "the world's best green journalist."
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 600 pages
  • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams; Rev Upd edition (April 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0810997460
  • ISBN-13: 978-0810997462
  • Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 1.5 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #241,302 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By S. Sloan on October 11, 2011
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There's so much good stuff in this book I don't even know where to begin! Are you interested in any topics on sustainability? Alternative fuels? Green building? Smart architecture? Cities? Water? Politics? Whatever it is you'll find current information about it in this book. This is a thick, heavy book but easy to read. I'm only about a third of the way through and my brain buzzes with ideas every time I pick it up. Each section has resources at the end, so if a subject really appeals you can dig even deeper by picking up other books, downloading documents or visiting websites. I highly recommend this book... it's like the bible of all things sustainable.
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Great as a reference work, I found out about many interesting projects and ideas, I would suggest reading this books on topics that interest the reader, and not from beginning to end, as there are many topics that I found very boring but surely are very interesting for other readers. Just pick what you like, and you won't be disappointed.
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This book is a great overview of what is needed to make a sustainable (environmentally, economically, socially) world and projects that are already happening to make this so. It covers such wide range of topics it is bound to be a good starting point for something you are interested in. The book is very positive and optimistic and focuses not only on the worlds problems but also how to fix them. The one negative of the book is that a few of the authors (there are many) do not tell the entire story on certain issues. Whether this is intentional or not remains to be seen, though my belief is that it was mainly oversimplification in order to keep the book from being too long. Instead of being as balanced as they could have been I think they try really hard to convince you that their opinion is correct. I actually think this harms their argument as I personally do not tend to listen to people who are completely polarized in their argument and often can think of counterexamples to show their argument is not perfect. Finally, the majority of the authors understand the value of having a more balanced view, and do what I thought to be a good job of presenting the whole truth.
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I would love to access this book as an ebook. I live in Chile and I am doing consulting workwith businesses on creating shared value through sustainability, and I would love to read this book for more practical ideas. Please make a kindle version or a nook version so it can be accessed by a wider audience!
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This is a great book, the information is invaluable, it has provided me with valuable insight into the work of social change. It informs the way I think and design solutions to world problems. It is well organized and edited. I can't say enough good things about it. I could not get some of this information in another way. It offers great further reading annotated bibliographies about each topic covered.
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This is an east to read book that is packed with information about what is being done around the world in relation to sustainability. It does not go into great detail but gives a good overview with a list of its resources if you want more in depth information.
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WOW! There is so much in this book. There is so much to read. I need this book for college never though the professor has not assigned any thing yet, I am already into it. If you haven't read this yet, get yourself one. It is very interesting on what they talk about.
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This is a book that will take you places and fill you with optimism that people can still change the world for the better, in small but practical ways. The book does a nice job of opening a window to places most of us will probably never visit.
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