Our plundered planet

Here is a disconcerting book which happens to sound accurate and topical, although it has been written in 1948, by Fairfield Osborn, president of the New York Zoological Society. This essay has appeared very influential in the growth of the environmental movements. Overpopulated and plundered by man’s greed, our Earth is in jeopardy. Every organism is interrelated.

Topical issues are brought up: famine, overpopulation, chemicals’ abuse and dangerousness, certain animals species extinction,… The analysis is detailed and undoubtly premonitory.

“We are more likely to destroy ourselves in our persistent and world-wide conflict with nature than in any war of weapons yet devised.”

Along with famous key figures, Albert Einstein endorsed this book.

Reading it, one feels very keenly how futile most of our political quarrels are compared with the basic realties of life.”

Author of “Brave New World” Aldous Huxley also urges to read the book and stresses on the essay’s impact and lucidity. Indeed.


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