A New Way of Looking at Our World
On Sale: November 2, 2010
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For the first time, HRH The Prince of Wales shares his views
on how our most pressing modern challenges—from climate
change to poverty—are rooted in mankind's disharmony with
nature, presenting a compelling case that the solution lies
in our ability to regain a balance with the world around us
With its holistic approach, this provocative and
well-reasoned book takes the discussion of sustainability
and climate change in a new direction. Prince Charles shows
how the solutions to problems like climate change lie not
only in technology but in our ability to change the way we
view the modern world.
For decades, the Prince of Wales has been studying a wide
array of disciplines to understand every aspect of man's
impact on the natural world, and in that time he has
examined everything from architecture to organic farming to
sustainable economics. Now, for the first time, he speaks
out about his years of research, presenting a fascinating
look at how modern industrialization has led us to a state
of disharmony with nature, created climate change, and
pushed us to the brink of disaster.
From the rice farms of India to the prairies of America's
corn belt, from the temples of Ancient Egypt to the
laboratories of industrial designers, Harmony spans the
globe to identify the different ways that contemporary life
has abandoned the hard-earned practices of our history, a
shift that has spurred a host of social problems and
accelerated climate change.
Drawing on cases from farming, healthcare, transportation,
and design, the Prince of Wales also offers solutions for
change, creating a new vision for our world, one that
incorporates the traditional wisdom of our past with the
modern science of our present to avert catastrophe. In the
end, Harmony paints a holistic portrait of what we as a
species have lost in the modern age, while outlining the
steps we can take to regain the harmony of our ancestors.
Illustrated with lush, four-color photographs and charts,
this intelligent, practical, and well-reasoned guide is an
indispensable weapon in the battle to save our planet.
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