Our Angry Earth

Our Angry Earth

Isaac Asimov & Frederik Pohl

Language: English

Publisher: MacMillan

Published: Mar 6, 2018

Words: 127814
Pages: 563


**“A lucid overview of [environmental] problems and a compelling call to action.” ****—*Publishers Weekly*** From two of science fiction’s most celebrated and brilliant minds—Isaac Asimov and Frederik Pohl—comes the second edition of *Our Angry Earth*, a comprehensive analysis of today's environmental threats and a guide on how we can heal our planet, with an introduction and afterword from *New York Times *bestselling author Kim Stanley Robinson. *Our Angry Earth* provides a candid picture of the present and many possibilities for a better, cleaner future. From the greenhouse effect and depletion of our ozone layer to nuclear waste and species extinction, Asimov and Pohl not only present accessible explanations of complex scientific processes but ways we can improve our behavior and relationship with the planet, whether it be involvement in social activism or individual lifestyle changes. Kim Stanley Robinson, author of *New York Times* bestsellers *2312*, *New York* *2140*, and the internationally renowned Mars trilogy, brings his decades-spanning expertise in climate change to *Our Angry Earth*’s introduction and afterword. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied. ** ### From Publishers Weekly Noted science and science fiction writer Asimov (the Foundation series) and novelist Pohl ( Chernobyl ) take a comprehensive look at the major threats to our planet's ecosystem and present a prescription by which humanity might rescue itself from self-destruction. First discussing the perils, they explain scientific processes in layman's language--the greenhouse effect, depletion of the ozone layer, nuclear waste and species extinction, among others. Then they outline ways in which individuals can mitigate the pending dangers by altering their lifestyles and working for change through pro-environmental groups and political clubs. Proponents of more radical activist groups such as Greenpeace and Earth First! will probably find the solutions pallid. But as a survey of mankind's environmental sins and the catastrophic consequences of apathy, the book provides a lucid overview of the problems and a compelling call to action. Illustrations not seen by PW. Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc. ### From Library Journal In this book, noted futurists and science fiction writers Asimov and Pohl attempt to catalog all the world's pollution problems, including global warming, the ozone layer, water pollution, and space pollution. They then give their own solutions, which range from the practical to the somewhat fantastical, and call all citizens to action now. While this is a good book for readers who want a comprehensive analysis of environmental problems, the amount of detail and heavy theory that Asimov and Pohl provide will deter general readers interested in a quick overview. Recommended only for larger academic and research libraries. *- Emily Moser, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration Lib., Rockville, Md.* Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.