Ecotopia. The Notebooks and Reports of William Weston. (Lernmaterialien)

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9783150090305: Ecotopia. The Notebooks and Reports of William Weston. (Lernmaterialien)

A novel both timely and prophetic, Ernest Callenbach’s Ecotopia is a hopeful antidote to the environmental concerns of today, set in an ecologically sound future society. Hailed by the Los Angeles Times as the “newest name after Wells, Verne, Huxley, and Orwell,” Callenbach offers a visionary blueprint for the survival of our planet . . . and our future.

Ecotopia was founded when northern California, Oregon, and Washington seceded from the Union to create a “stable-state” ecosystem: the perfect balance between human beings and the environment. Now, twenty years later, this isolated, mysterious nation is welcoming its first officially sanctioned American visitor: New York Times-Post reporter Will Weston.

Skeptical yet curious about this green new world, Weston is determined to report his findings objectively. But from the start, he’s alternately impressed and unsettled by the laws governing Ecotopia’s earth-friendly agenda: energy-efficient “mini-cities” to eliminate urban sprawl, zero-tolerance pollution control, tree worship, ritual war games, and a woman-dominated government that has instituted such peaceful revolutions as the twenty-hour workweek and employee ownership of farms and businesses. His old beliefs challenged, his cynicism replaced by hope, Weston meets a sexually forthright Ecotopian woman and undertakes a relationship whose intensity will lead him to a critical choice between two worlds.

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"Callenbach gives us a vivid, comprehensive, positive vision of an ecologically sustainable world. essential reading for all who care about the earth's future."--Fritjof Capra, author of the Tao Of Physics and the Tuming Point.

"A classic of earth consciousness."--Denis Hayes, Earth Day.

Ecotopia was founded when northern California, Oregon, and Washington seceded from the Union to create a "stable-state" ecosystem: the perfect balance between human beings and the environment. Now, twenty years later, the isolated, mysterious Ecotopia welcomes its first officially sanctioned American visitor: New York Times-Post reporter Will Weston. Like a modern Gulliver, the skeptical Weston is by turns impressed, horrified, and overwhelmed by Ecotopia's strange practices: employee ownership of farms and businesses, the twenty-hour work week, the fanatical elimination of pollution, "mini-cities" that defeat overcrowding, devotion to trees bordering on worship, a woman-dominated government, and bloody, ritual war games. Bombarded by innovative, unsettling ideas, set afire by a relationship with a sexually forthright Ecotopian woman, Weston's conflict of values intensifies-and leads to a startling climax.

"None of the happy conditions in Ecotopisa are beyond the technical or resource reach of our society."--Ralph Nader

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"Ecotopia was founded  when northern California, Oregon, and Washington  seceded from the Union to create a "stable-state"  ecosystem: the perfect balance between human  beings and the environment. Now, twenty years later,  the isolated, mysterious Ecotopia welcomes its first  officially sanctioned American visitor: New York  Times-Post reporter Will Weston.

Like a modern  Gulliver, the skeptical Weston is by turns impressed,  horrified, and overwhelmed by Ecotopia's strange  practices: employee ownership of farms and  businesses, the twenty-hour work week, the fanatical  elimination of pollution, "mini-cities" that  defeat overcrowding, devotion to trees bordering  on worship, a woman-dominated government, and  bloody, ritual war games. Bombarded by innovative,  unsettling ideas, set afire by a relationship with a  sexually forthright Ecotopian woman, Weston's  conflict of values intensifies-and leads to a startling  climax.

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Verlag: Stuttgart : Reclam, (2012)
ISBN 10: 315009030X ISBN 13: 9783150090305
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Buchbeschreibung Stuttgart : Reclam, 2012. kart. 366 S. ; 15 cm Zustand: neuwertig, mi1008 9783150090305 Wenn das Buch einen Schutzumschlag hat, ist das ausdrücklich erwähnt. Rechnung mit ausgewiesener Mwst. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 140. Artikel-Nr. 90476

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