- Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: University of Illinois Press; New edition edition (June 1 1982)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0252009886
- ISBN-13: 978-0252009884
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.3 x 22.9 cm
- Shipping Weight: 499 g
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #381,549 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Overshoot: The Ecological Basis of Revolutionary Change Paperback – Jun 1 1982
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@CATTON\Overshoot@"Perhaps at no time in human history has there been a more compelling need to re-examine public assumptions and to change national expectations. Overshoot is a book that contributes to this vital task." -- Stewart Udall, former Secretary of the Interior
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I read this book for the first time several years ago and was surprised and dismayed that there were only a few reviews of it here. It's nice to see it's getting more attention. It's the kind of book you can return to repeatedly to gain more insight or reinforce the initial ones. However, reading it may be a frustrating experience because you might find yourself screaming at our elected leaders and wondering why they haven't read the book.
I actually wrote the author to ask him if he could recommend other books he considered relevant to the current situation, and he recommended above all others Fred Cottrell's Energy and Society, also an old one whose insights have not become outdated. I'm afraid Catton will turn out to be a Cassandra -- someone who told the truth but wasn't listened to until it was too late.