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Green Metropolis by David Owen

Green Metropolis

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Green Metropolis by David Owen
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Nov 02, 2010 | ISBN 9781594484841

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“[Green Metropolis] challenges many cherished assumptions about easy-on-the-earth country living… Pugnacious and contrarian, the book has a lot of fun at the expense of sentimental pastoralists, high-minded environmentalists and rich people trying to buy their way into higher green consciousness with expensive ‘eco-friendly’ add-ons (photovoltaic panels on their suburban McMansions, say).” —New York Times

Green Metropolis is important not for the answers it yields but the questions it raisesquestions that should be part of the ongoing dialogue about the health of our planet.” —Christian Science Monitor

Green Metropolis is an important contribution to our understanding of how we live.” —Boston Globe

“A marvelously clear-eyed analysis of the growing energy/environmental crisis.” —Hartford Courant

“David Owen always delights with his elegant insights and his challenges to conventional thinking. In this book, he does so again by puncturing the myth of ecological Arcadia and reminding us why living in cities is the best way to be green. It’s a triumph of clear thinking and writing.”Walter Isaacson, author of Steve Jobs and Einstein: His Life and Universe

“David Owen pumps some minty fresh air into the haze of green marketing. In his provocative new book, he turns conventional wisdom on its head and takes a clear-eyed look at what ‘green’ might truly mean in a nation of 300 million (and counting) in the 21st century.” —San Francisco Chronicle

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