How to Live in a Changing World
by Michael Allaby
Abacus, Sphere Books, 1977, ISBN 0349100179, paperback
Very Good Condition, some edge and shelf wear to edges, corners and covers, creasing to covers, age toned pages, handprint mark to front endpaper, (see photographs)
“Inventing Tomorrow is a book of optimism in the face of Britain’s economic deterioration and the deepening word crisis. Michael Allaby, an ecologist and co-author of A Blueprint for Survival, places the ecological debate in an historical context and suggests ways in which industrial countries can adapt to changing conditions.
The ‘doomsters’ predict ecological, economic and social catastrophe while technologists place their faith in Man’s ingenuity and a scientific solution. But Michael Allaby believes that these extremists may be equally wrong, and that they are themselves prisoners of the ideologies they criticises. He looks at other cultures and philosophies and concludes that there are no ‘global’ solutions because there are no ‘global’ problems. There are simply people, living as best they can in the prevailing circumstances, and it is with the individuals place in this changing world that he is concerned.”