From the Publisher
The most vital project of the twenty-first century is a shift
from our unsustainable way of life to a sustainable one--a great
lateral leap from a track headed for economic and ecological
disaster to one bound for renewed prosperity. In The Leap,
Chris Turner presents a field guide to making that jump, drawing on
recent breakthroughs in state-of-the-art renewable energy,
cleantech and urban design. From the solar towers of sunny Spain to
the bike paths and pedestrianized avenues of the world''s most
livable city--Copenhagen, Denmark--to the nascent "green-collar"
economies rejuvenating the former East Germany and the American
Rust Belt, he paints a vivid portrait of a new, sustainable world
order already up and running.
In his 2007 book, The Geography of
Hope, Chris Turner wrote about an emerging world of cleantech
possibility. In The Leap, he looks beyond hope to uncover
the winners and losers of the future we can no longer deny.
About the Author
CHRIS TURNER is one of Canada''s leading writers on sustainability
and the global cleantech industry. His previous book, The
Geography of Hope, was a national bestseller and nominated for
the National Business Book Award and the Governor General''s
Literary Award. His reporting appears regularly in the
Walrus, the Globe and Mail and Canadian
Geographic, and has earned him seven Canadian National
Magazine Awards, including the 2001 President''s Medal for General
Excellence. The author lives in Calgary, AB.
Format: Trade Paperback
Published: September 4, 2012
Publisher: Random House of Canada
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0307359239
ISBN - 13: 9780307359230