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Inspirational New Book – “Loving This Planet”

Together with some of the most brilliant thinkers and inspiring advocates of our time, including Maude Barlow, Bill McKibben, Daniel Ellsberg, Lily Tomlin, and many others, Caldicott—whom Meryl Streep has called “my inspiration to speak out”—scrutinizes our unsustainable dependence on nuclear energy and the absurdity of nuclear arms and seeks to raise awareness about other planetary issues, including deforestation, sea-level rise, and privatization of water reserves.

Loving This Planet Leading Thinkers Talk About How to Make a Better World HELEN CALDICOTT paperback $17.95

PAPERBACK ORIGINAL MORE THAN TWO DOZEN INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED ADVOCATES DISCUSS THE STATE OF THE PLANET IN CANDID CONVERSATIONS WITH LEADING ANTINUCLEAR ACTIVIST DR. HELEN CALDICOTT
God bless Helen Caldicott. LOS ANGELES TIMES  Ever since quitting her job as a pediatrician at Harvard Medical School in 1980, Helen Caldicott has worke d tirelessly for a safe, sustainable, nuclear-free planet, most recently by hosting a weekly radio show featuring environmentalists and leading activists from around the globe.

Together with some of the most brilliant thinkers and inspiring advocates of our time, including Maude Barlow, Bill McKibben, and many others, Caldicott—whom Meryl Streep has called “my inspiration to speak out”—scrutinizes our unsustainable dependence on nuclear energy and the absurdity of nuclear arms and seeks to raise awareness about other planetary issues, including deforestation, sea-level rise, and privatization of water reserves.

In these stirring conversations, we hear from Martin Sheen on the power of grassroots movements and the ability of unionized labor to influence politicians; Jonathan Schell, bestselling author and contributing editor to The Nation and Harper’s Magazine, on key environmental and economic fallacies; and award-winning nuclear engineer Arjun Makhijani on transitioning to a society based completely on renewable energy, omitting the need for fossil fuels or nuclear power.

Loving This Planet offers an informative and accessible overview of the chief environmental and social issues of our time.

Lannan Award winner Dr. Helen Caldicott is a co-founder of Physicians for Social Responsibility and was named one of the most influential women of the twentieth century by the Smithsonian Institute. She is the author of numerous books, including Nuclear Power Is Not the Answer (The New Press). She lives in Australia.

Pub Date: September 2012

ISBN: 978-1-59558-806-7

Publicity Julie McCarroll
jmccarroll @ thenewpress.com
212-564-4406

Contributors include:

Maude Barlow
Bill McKibben
Lester Brown
Janette Sherman-Nevinger
Hugh Gusterson
Chris Hedges
Diane Curran
Vini Gautam Khurana
David Krieger
Carole Gallagher
Jonathan Schell
William Hartung
Michael T. Klare
Daniel Ellsberg
Antony Loewenstein
John Church
Rhett Butler
Martin Sheen
Arjun Makhijani
Lily Tomlin
Michael Madsen
Bob Herbert
Frances Fox Piven
Denis Hayes
Phil Radford

http://thenewpress.com/index.php?option=com_title&task=view_title&metaproductid=1860

June 14, 2012 - Posted by | Resources

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