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David Owen
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Words, Words, Words
Words, Words, Words rated it 8 years ago
David Owen attacks conventional "green" thinking with this rather bleak account of the challenges facing us in the battle against climate change. I liked that it exposes locavores and prius drivers for the superficial efforts that they are, they look nice, make you feel good, and give you cause to b...
My Reading Life
My Reading Life rated it 9 years ago
Why urban living is better for the environment than the sprawl of suburbia.The author makes a terrific argument for city living and has encouraged me to be much more open-minded when it comes to environmental solutions and criticisms.
Made for Another World
Made for Another World rated it 9 years ago
This was a mixed bag for me. We've owned our place less than a year, and I actually found this book at the library while looking for some home maintenance guides to try to help us figure out the basics. Some parts of the book were so immensely spot-on and quotable that I'd read them to my husband, a...
mayhap
mayhap rated it 9 years ago
It's sad that something so obvious needs to be said so many times with so much rhetorical pushback against both environmentalists and everyone else, and if you are already a member of the choir you may find yourself skimming heavily. Still, it's reasonably lucid and a quick read.
DesireesShelves
DesireesShelves rated it 10 years ago
I really enjoyed this book! Having recently moved from a single family house that was poorly insulated into a smaller high rise, where you never even need to turn on the heat, it made a lot of sense to me. However, my moving here displaced someone else, so were there really any gains in sustainabili...
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