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Earth in the Balance: Ecology and the Human Spirit | [Al Gore]

Earth in the Balance: Ecology and the Human Spirit

Tired of all this dirty campaigning? Before running for the presidency or becoming VP, Al Gore led a very clean campaign, for the environment, that is. Listen to Gore in his own voice as he argues that only a radical rethinking of our relationship with nature can save the Earth's ecology for future generations.
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Before becoming Vice President, Al Gore spent 15 years leading the fight in Congress to save the global environment. Convinced that the engines of human civilization have brought us to the brink of catastrophe, Gore, as a senator, proposed a brilliant and comprehensive plan for action in Earth in the Balance. In this brave and provocative reading, he argues that only a radical rethinking of our relationship with nature can save the Earth's ecology for future generations. His forceful analysis of where we've gone wrong ranges across politics, history, science, economics, psychology, and religion, and addresses issues involving not only ecology, but also population trends, technology, and environmental education.

Photograph ©1990 Tom Van Sant/The Geosphere´┐Ż Project; Copyright ©1992 by Senator Al Gore, All Rights Reserved; Copyright (P)1992 Dove Audio, Inc.

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    Randall Deltona, FL, USA 01-26-05
    Randall Deltona, FL, USA 01-26-05
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    "An often overlooked book"

    This author is often overlooked due to political impressions presented by various news agencies during (and after) the elections but Al Gore is a very well versed writer on environmental topics. This book has fantastic content, even if the audio is only level 2 and Mr. Gore presents valid information to back his points. He has personaly traveled to these places where man's impact on his home has been very strong. This book is well written and is both a good read and listen. I strongly suggest that you put aside impressions created by the media and make a judgement call for yourself; listen to this book!

    15 of 18 people found this review helpful
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    Peter Readsboro, VT, USA 12-01-07
    Peter Readsboro, VT, USA 12-01-07
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    "Poor Audio Quality"

    I bought a copy fo this book when it first came out. I never got around to reading it even though the content is important to me. Now that it's over 10 years old I thought I would just listen to the audio version while driving. Unfortunately , I haven't gotten much further than the first chapter. Although I really like having Al Gore narrate, the poor audio quality of this recording makes me want to go back to the book and just read it!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    E. PALMDALE, CA, United States 11-27-09
    E. PALMDALE, CA, United States 11-27-09 Member Since 2006
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    "Book great, recording very poor"

    The recording of this book is very, very poor. It sounds like an old lp (that's a record for you young ones) that is scratched and being played with an old needle. I couldn't listen to the whole thing.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Joel South Purrumbete, Australia 11-22-11
    Joel South Purrumbete, Australia 11-22-11 Member Since 2009
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    "not his best"

    I agree with what he's trying to say, but I thought the argument was weaker than other books I've read and the performance was very poor

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