Originally published in 1987, this book showcases global examples of people and communities who are learning to use the world’s resources without despoiling them for future generations. It includes chapters on nomadic life in Kenya, food supply in a Peruvian shantytown and a Buddhist monk in Sri Lanka who advises about tree planting and watersheds. Amidst climate change and environmental destruction this book looks at the world through the eyes of the people who tend it and finds hope in their growing understanding of their environment and in their willingness to live within the Earth’s resources.
Table of Contents
1. The Dangers of ‘Development’ 2. From Washington to Panama: Buying Destuction 3. Sri Lanka: Balancing the Environmental Accounts 4. Kenya: From Soil to Sand, and Back 5. Solomon Islands: Fishing the Commons 6. Peru: From The Sierras to the Shanties 7. China: Getting Cash into the Countryside 8. British Organic Farming: Only Muck and Mystery? 9. California: Poor Water in a Rich Country? 10. Zimbabwe: Many Children, Little Land