Not Just Graphics, But Sources and Perspective are Stellar,
August 19, 2000
his book, together with The State of War and Peace, is a desktop classic that would make an outstanding gift for any student of any age, and for any adult concerned about the state of the world we are leaving to our children. This is much more than a book of graphic generalizations; as a researcher myself I especially appreciate the specific identification of the sources that were consulted, and the summaries of each of the major political-legal, socio-economic, techno-demographic, ideo-cultural, and natural-geographic conditions threatening the stability of the “Whole Earth”. I dare to think this book should be required reading for our elected representatives as well as our military commanders charged with “shaping” their regional environments.