Mankind's Relentless March to Oblivion

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A must read for every concerned citizen. World overpopulation even now threatens mankind’s earthly habitat. Subset problems of this such as, water scarcity, climate change, resource depletion must be handled on a catch-up basis and then be dealt with by a governance style suited more for the 19th century. The belief that middleclass life styles can still persist in this context is challenged. More
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Published: Jan. 13, 2013
Words: 36,700
Language: English
ISBN: 9780991785933
About Jon Van Loon

My life has been complicated by 3 factors. A severe learning disability and a bipolar condition could have easily doomed me to a troubled, non productive existence. However a prodigious unrelenting manic drive was the burr under my saddle that propelled me to unexpected achievement in academia. Of interest here in this regard was that developments in my laboratory at the University of Toronto lead me to opportunities to work, teach and live for short periods in many locations on the 6 continents over a 25 year period. During these intervals, I chose to live in local category accommodation thus maximizing my exposure and participation in parochial experiences. In contrast to the calamitous relationships dogging present world interrelationships my experiences were entirely welcoming and solicitous.
I was born in Hamilton Ontario Canada. My interests include jogging and other fitness programs having run in and completed 4 marathons together with numerous 5, 10 and 20 km events. My prowess in sport to say the least was very average. Non-the-less I participated in and then later coached ice hockey both in Canada and Australia. My reward for all this activity is that I have a healthy cardiovascular system and have endured 3 knee replacement operations. Most particularly I have a passion for work related to environmental concerns. In this regard I have 120 peer reviewed research papers in Environmental Chemistry, one of which nearly landing me in jail.

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Review by: K. C. Boone, MSFE on April 13, 2013 : star star star star star
Informative and well researched.
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