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Visionaries of the 20th Century

A Resurgence Anthology. Resurgence Anthologies 3

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Green Books, Totnes, United Kingdom
Published: 1st Oct 2006
Dimensions: w 210mm h 282mm
ISBN-10: 1903998867
ISBN-13: 9781903998861
Barcode No: 9781903998861
Synopsis
Visionaries of the 20th Century brings together the lives and works of 100 great men and women who offered inspiration, hope and healing. The 20th century was marked by wars, dictatorships and environmental destruction, yet many individuals kept alive the hope of a sane and sustainable future through their example, ideas and vision. Their influence helped to bring colonialism and imperialism, apartheid and authoritarian regimes to an end. They also generated a resurgence of ecological, holistic and spiritual vision. Visionaries of the 20th Century includes articles about:  World leaders: Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela and the Dalai Lama  Spiritual figures: Krishnamurti, Bede Griffiths, Matthew Fox and Thich Nhat Hanh  Writers: Kahlil Gibran, Kathleen Raine, Wendell Berry and Arundhati Roy  Scientists: Rachel Carson, Jane Goodall, and James Lovelock  Politicians: Mikhail Gorbachev and Vaclav Havel  Organic pioneers: Lady Eve Balfour and H. J. Massingham  Educationalists: Ivan Illich and Rabindranath Tagore  Economists: E. F. Schumacher and Muhammad Yunus  Ecological activists: Vandana Shiva and Wangari Maathai.

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