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HOMO SAPIENS—AN APPRAISAL OF MODERN HUMANS

Why does man, a seemingly intelligent species, continues to irreparably damage the Earth, so vital to not only our own survival but to that of all the intertwined living things around us? This book by Rajan (Raj) Jaisinghani encompasses almost everything related to Homo sapiens—the environment, collective behavior and psychology, population and economics, governance and politics, incorporating a philosophical viewpoint. Raj discusses the difficult steps we might take to begin to ameliorate this damage as well as the necessary prerequisites for such repair, and ends with a semi-fictional chapter on life in 2050.  Uniquely, the book uses the conditions in India as a warning to the rest of the world; India is akin to a laboratory experiment in which extreme population is the dominant parameter.  While it is technically accurate and includes much research, the book is written in a style easily understood by everyone.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

FOREWORD

PREFACE

PROLOGUE

CHAPTER 1– Homo sapiens and The Environment

CHAPTER 2—Collective Behavior, Risk Analysis and Long-Term Problems

CHAPTER 3—Population

CHAPTER 4—Politics, Governance, and Economic Values

CHAPTER 5—Prerequisites for Solutions

CHAPTER 6—2050—A Likely Future

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