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Changing the Way We Think, to Create the World We Want
Lappé, Frances Moore (Book - 2011 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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Baker & Taylor
Argues that the biggest challenge to survival is faulty thinking about the environmental crises that are affecting the planet and offers "thought leap" that will transform one's eco-mind.

Perseus Publishing
In EcoMind, Frances Moore Lappé?a giant of the environmental movement?confronts accepted wisdom of environmentalism. Drawing on the latest research from anthropology to neuroscience and her own field experience, she argues that the biggest challenge to human survival isn’t our fossil fuel dependency, melting glaciers, or other calamities. Rather, it’s our faulty way of thinking about these environmental crises that robs us of power. Lappé dismantles seven common ?thought traps”?from limits to growth to the failings of democracy? that belie what we now know about nature, including our own, and offers contrasting ?thought leaps” that reveal our hidden power.

Like her Diet for a Small Planet classic, EcoMind is challenging, controversial and empowering.

Book News
We humans have found ourselves in a dire situation, says Lappé, author of Diet for a Small Planet. Our population continues to increase, global warming and other environmental catastrophes loom in our near future, and we lack the proper mind set to correct our past mistakes. She asserts that our ways of viewing the world directly conflict with what we now know to be the truth about how our world works. According to the author this antiquated thought process is responsible for our slow-going and ineffectual response to environmental warning signs. This book, aimed at a general audience, introduces readers to an ecologically sound way of viewing the world and our relationship with it. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Authors: Lappé, Frances Moore
Statement of Responsibility: Frances Moore Lappé
Title: EcoMind
changing the way we think, to create the world we want
Publisher: New York : Nation Books, c2011
Characteristics: xiii, 288 p. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 215-270) and index
Subject Headings: Environmental psychology Sustainable development Psychological aspects Environmentalism Psychological aspects
Topical Term: Environmental psychology
Sustainable development
LCCN: 2011028436
ISBN: 1568586833
Branch Call Number: 304.28 L
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Dec 17, 2012
  • Clayton Cheever rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Lappé talks about her book and the EcoMind Project

Video from Frances Moore Lappé's talk at Powell's City of Books in Portland, Oregon on September 14, 2011. Just over an hour long.

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