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Description - Hell and High Water by Alistair McIntosh

Climate change is the greatest challenge that the world has ever faced. In this groundbreaking new book, Alastair McIntosh summarises the science of what is happening to the planet - both globally and using Scotland as a local case study. He moves on, controversially, to suggest that politics alone is not enough to tackle the scale and depth of the problem. At root is our addictive consumer mentality. Wants have replaced needs and consumption drives our very identity. In a fascinating journey through early texts that speak to climate change - including the ancient Sumerian Epic of Gilgamesh, Plato's myth of Atlantis, and Shakespeare's Macbeth - McIntosh reveals the psychohistory of modern consumerism.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781841586229
ISBN-10: 1841586226
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 20mm)
Pages: 296
Imprint: Birlinn Ltd
Publisher: Birlinn General
Publish Date: 20-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Alistair McIntosh

Alastair McIntosh is an independent writer, broadcaster, speaker and activist who is involved in a wide range of contemporary issues, from land reform, globalization and nonviolence to psychology, spirituality and ecology.