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Falter by Bill McKibben - $2.99 for Kindle ebook

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Kindle ebook of Bill McKibben's Falter is on sale for $2.99 as part of October's monthly Kindle Deals.

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"Thirty years ago Bill McKibben offered one of the earliest warnings about climate change. Now he broadens the warning: the entire human game, he suggests, has begun to play itself out.
Bill McKibben's groundbreaking book The End of Nature -- issued in dozens of languages and long regarded as a classic -- was the first book to alert us to global warming. But the danger is broader than that: even as climate change shrinks the space where our civilization can exist, new technologies like artificial intelligence and robotics threaten to bleach away the variety of human experience.
Falter tells the story of these converging trends and of the ideological fervor that keeps us from bringing them under control. And then, drawing on McKibben's experience in building 350.org, the first truly global citizens movement to combat climate change, it offers some possible ways out of the trap. We're at a bleak moment in human history -- and we'll either confront that bleakness or watch the civilization our forebears built slip away.

Falter is a powerful and sobering call to arms, to save not only our planet but also our humanity."

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Thanks for posting. I am surprised that this is not getting more attention.
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Excellent book. Scared the hell out of me.

Then again, most people here seemingly would like to bury reality in favor of video games.
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Thanks for posting. I am surprised that this is not getting more attention.
As OP, I'm not surprised at all. See the comment by Rootbear following yours. I've noticed that the ebooks that get a lot of positives are mostly sci-fi, horror and cheap collections of old Public Domain stuff like the Westerns collection that went frontpage recently. Also, cookbooks.
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Definitely deserves more visibility. Thanks OP and reppee
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