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This “prequel” to Callenbach&#;s classic Ecotopia dramatizes the rise and triumph of a powerful American movement to preserve the earth as a safe. In this story, the United States of America is dominated by an exploitative corporate rule that does not hesitate to run roughshod over the health of its people to. Ecotopia Emerging by Ernest Callenbach, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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Ecotopia Emerging EE by Ernest Callenbach is a fictionalized history of the events leading up to the secession of Northern California, Oregonand Washington to form the steady-state, environmentalist nation of Ecotopia along the Pacific Coast of the United States.

Dec 30, Jeff Youngstrom added it. Autumn,evotopia. I really like this book and i would recommend this book. A great deal of the story line bears truth in what is going on today.

Mar 06, Mary rated it liked it.

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It shows how the residents of the Northern West Coast got mad about current politics, and how they constructively dealt wi Thoughtful, imaginative sequel to Ecotopia, by Ernest Callenbach, this book offers a nicely woven story on how to change your world. The most surprising part is how relevant most of the concerns written about here still are to the modern environmental movement, despite its datedness.

Oct 02, Clivemichael rated it liked it Shelves: Bolinas declares itself independent of other governments. The People Who Fell to Earth. The country hasn’t exactly gone the route predicted as our future in Ecotopia Emerging, but in some ways it feels like we’ve just managed to get there by a more insidious and less visible route. The first issue is one that I run into to varying degrees with certain types of books from that era.


The nicest p This book is an interesting mix of foresight and hindsight, ecotolia this almost 30 years after it was written. A nuclear accident gives emdrging the governorship of Washington State, and Northern California’s refusal to keep supplying Southern California with water leads to the state splitting into two.

The main characters are Vera Allwen, the leader of the Ecotoipa Party, and Lou Swift, a teenage physicist, along with their families and friends. Sarah rated it it was ok Oct 26, These events occur against economic and political breakdown in the U. The EE story seems to take place in the s; Callenbach assumes that the pro-business, anti-environmental Reagan -era policies—already evident at the time of publication—will have persisted in the United States after Reagan’s presidency.

Sep 21, Rachm rated it it was amazing.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I guess can try ‘Ecotopia’ the story for which this was a prequel, because the conflicts which are very real and present in our current lives under this administration weren’t even close to being resolved in the end. A bit simplistic but interesting nonetheless.

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But Callenbach’s enthusiasm is infectious, the characters are generally likable and the book gets my west coast jingoism going. She publishes her paper and people start building their own cells. It’s not even an example of ecotopka good writing. Jun 22, Roger rated it it was amazing. Jul 06, amy rated it liked it.

Dec 11, Paco Nathan rated it it was amazing Shelves: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Eecotopia trivia or quizzes yet. Readings Environmental Novel English Class required book.


The nicest part was that the book really didn’t seem all that dated, besides the fact that the internet is a HUGE technology jump that would have totally changed this novel, judging by how it was used energing the last election. Aug 06, Jennifer Wyld rated it it was amazing. Sep 28, Dennis rated it liked it. I woul Ecotopia is the name of that country. Again, mostly for its prescience on what we do today that was considered radical in the book.

Nov 21, Ejerging rated it really liked it.

A great little read. Meanwhile, in the future Ecotopia, individuals move the local economy toward a more sustainable model. The only detail I can clearly recall is that some fellow invents a solar cell that can be made in a backyard kiln but has astonishing efficiency; enough that petroleum can be dispensed with, and it can be made b Partner book to his “Ecotopica”.

Ecotopia Emerging

If you care about global warming, read this book. The ‘big corporation’ warfare bias got a bit too old, though. Apr 09, Meg rated it liked it. Other characters are shown briefly as each one decides independently to break with the American status quo and begin living ecotlpia an Ecotopian low-tech, sustainable fashion.