“The book is destined to fill a gulf between the hard depressing science of climate change and ecology and an idyllic world where consequences are for tomorrow, not today…Through the lens of India, Rajan artfully describes a world in which balance between consumption and production is overturned. A world where fascination with today destroys our tomorrow…” – Dr. John P. Abraham, member of the Nobel prize winning International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
“…this is one of the most important books, for humanity, the environment and hence our future, that I have read.” – R. Vernon, Secretary of the Oxford Branch of Population Matters (an international organization that addresses population and its effects on environmental sustainability)
“…seems like a reader will learn a lot from this work and most likely will stop and think about his life. I personally did.” – Ekaterina Kachalina, art critic, Moscow.
“…stewardship of this heavenly planet-the only heaven that we know for sure exists. Rajan Jaisinghani’s eloquently penned words speak to the common man. His sensitive and insightful regard for our precious earth is a call to arms. His ability to broach even the most difficult topics with an insightful regard to all life is poetic and heartfelt….a must read for any environmentalist!” – Christina Fuchsen, Surgical Service Informatics & Clinical Educator, UnityPoint Health – Trinity Regional Medical Center, Fort Dodge, IA.
“It is difficult to summarize the fascinating research and analysis within Homo sapiens–An Appraisal of Modern Humans. The author adeptly weaves together ancient philosophy, astro-physics, psychology, historical events and politics to support his cogent thesis: Homo sapiens has done irreparable damage to the planet, but it is not too late to mitigate its effects. Having lived in a number of countries sited by the author, I have witnessed the first-hand effects of desertification, over-population, and pollution on the world. They are evident in Nigeria’s annual dusty harmattan or dust storms and India’s winter “fog” or severe pollution. It is my hope that books such as these are used in classrooms throughout the world to demonstrate to children the error of our ways and the potential solutions which will require a drastic change to the standard American way of life.” – Jennifer Graetz, 10/12/2015
“It is a splendid reference and, as John Abraham says, it is refreshingly candid and frank. I admire the direct approach you have taken to our Great Predicament and cannot help but to agree, however reluctantly, with your assessment of human behavior. Does one supply data and hope for understanding and action? No, energy and desire must be emotionally recruited by education of body, mind, and spirit. As Wordsworth and other Romantics awakened a population, as St. Francis awakened a reform, as the Salt Marsh awakened a movement, we need awakenings from the common trance to confront the issues your book.” Dr. Richard L. Rose, Author