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A Life of One's Own

By (author) Hilda Bernstein
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Jacana Media (Pty) Ltd, Johannesburg, South Africa
Imprint: Jacana Media
Published: 1st Jul 2004
Dimensions: w 148mm h 210mm
Weight: 400g
ISBN-10: 1919931082
ISBN-13: 9781919931081
Barcode No: 9781919931081
Published to coincide with the World Summit on Sustainable Development, this book is a current comprehensive and holistic assessment of the social and environmental challenges facing a developing African state within the global context. An up-to-the-minute review of the state of the South African environment, Coming Back to Earth will shock and surprise you as it covers what we've achieved and where we need urgent action in fields of biodiversity, air, water, soil, marine life, nature conservation, urban environment, population dynamics including HIV-AIDS, solid waste management, GM crops, policies and attitudes, history...and possibilities for change.

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"What then has happened to urban people? Why do we pollute? Why are we so complacent about the rape of the earth, the collapse of soils, the plundering of the seas?...Have we lost touch with the reality of what lies beyond the urban edge - the fields upon which we are so utterly dependent?" Coming Back to Earth, 2002.