A Modest Project to Save the World

The Gift of Peaceful Genes

by Warren Johnson



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/14/2023

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 160
ISBN : 9781665739702
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 160
ISBN : 9781665739719

About the Book

Most Americans cannot imagine getting by with less, or that it could be an easier and more relaxed way of life while using less of our diminishing supply of resources. Our descendants will thank us if we do that. But it won’t be easy, given the many changes in our ways of life that it will involve, and will benefit the environment too without the harm it would have done to our descendants without it, and also the more relaxed ways of life that we can live in the times ahead, rather than causing the collapse that we are moving toward now. The world is much too beautiful to risk that, as we are doing now. This is the subject that is being written about ever more frequently now, especially as the climate changes have become ever more damaging, with higher summer temperatures and winds, colder winter temperatures, and more extremes of all of them, and will become steadily more difficult to overcome, as has already become the case.

About the Author

Warren Johnson, PhD, is professor emeritus and former chairman of the Geography Department at San Diego State University. A geographer, educator, and author, he has a profound appreciation for the land, which led him to publish his 1978 bestselling book Muddling Toward Frugality. This book secured Johnson’s place as among the first to advocate sustainability in the midst of a frenzied materialistic world. His life-long fascination with sustainability began with his PhD where he examined the influence of medieval thinking on the development of the British National Parks system. An honored professor emeritus of cultural geography, natural resources and energy, he now applies his enthusiasm for the medieval Age of Faith to examine the roots of sustainability.