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“The Leap is a terrific book, and it filled me with excitement and hope for the future. Writing with a lucid, Gladwellian verve, Turner unpacks one of the most pressing issues of the day—the crucial transition to renewable energy—and demonstrates that this ‘leap’ is not only possible and affordable, it is happening right now—in a country, a company, a neighbourhood near you. Read it—and leap!”
—John Vaillant, award-winning author of The Golden Spruce and The Tiger
“This is a paradoxical book. It inspires, not only by showing where the future lies and how to get there, but also by taking the reader to favoured places in the world where that future is already well established. At the same time it can frustrate and even anger if you lift your eyes from the pages—as I did—and realize with discomfort that you are not yet in one of those places. Both are good reasons to read it.”
—Jay Ingram, science broadcaster and author
CHRIS TURNER is one of Canada's leading writers on sustainability and the global cleantech industry. His previous book, The Geography of Hope, was a national bestseller and nominated for the National Business Book Award and the
Governor General's Literary Award. His reporting appears regularly in the Walrus, the Globe and Mail and Canadian Geographic, and has earned him seven Canadian National Magazine Awards, including the 2001 President's Medal for
A lovely book. So hopeful and smart! Excellent research. Take the Leap!Published 6 months ago by Valerie Sullivan
This book provides the optimism in the possibility of sustainable economic development that is often muted or lacking in environmentalist studies. Read morePublished on July 11 2013 by ogilvie