Review: Ecological Intelligence–Rediscovering Ourselves in Nature

3 Star, Consciousness & Social IQ, Environment (Solutions), Nature, Diet, Memetics, Design, Values, Ethics, Sustainable Evolution
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3.0 out of 5 stars Badly documented and therefore suspect

October 23, 2009

Ian McCallum

Of the two reviews, the second more critical review is more helpful.

I am not buying this book, which has a very engaging title, for three reasons:

1. The second review provides clear warning of a light-weight schoolkid apporach to the material.

2. The publisher has failed to provide adequate documentation which combined with the page count leads me to suspect, as a very heavy reader and frequent reviewer, that this is a lite work.

3) The other books tend to confirm this book does not fall into serious non-fiction.

Instead, see Ecological Intelligence: How Knowing the Hidden Impacts of What We Buy Can Change Everything which is much closer to the “true cost” non-fiction meme that I have been pursuing.

In addition, I recommend the following, all of which I have read and reviewed here at Amazon and also at Phi Beta Iota, the Public Intelligence Blog, where you can “cluster” books I have reviewed in 98 categories.

Green Intelligence: Creating Environments That Protect Human Health
Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Social Movement in History Is Restoring Grace, Justice, and Beauty to the World
Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution
Green to Gold: How Smart Companies Use Environmental Strategy to Innovate, Create Value, and Build Competitive Advantage
Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things
Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature
Getting to Zero Waste
High Tech Trash: Digital Devices, Hidden Toxics, and Human Health
Pandora’s Poison: Chlorine, Health, and a New Environmental Strategy

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