Film, Video The Planet's Future: 2015 National Book Festival

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The Planet's Future: 2015 National Book Festival
Eminent biologist Edward O. Wilson and global economist Jeffrey Sachs discuss human existence and its viability on this planet at the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
Event Date
September 05, 2015
-  Best-selling author Jeffrey D. Sachs is an economist, professor, senior United Nations adviser, syndicated columnist and the director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University. His writing is distributed through publications in over 100 countries, and he is a frequent contributor to the Financial Times of London, the International Herald Tribune, Scientific American and Time magazine. Sachs’ books include “The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time,” “Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet,” “The Price of Civilization: Reawakening American Virtue and Prosperity” and “To Move the World: JFK’s Quest for Peace.” His most recent work is “The Age of Sustainable Development,' a comprehensive and accessible analysis of sustainable development as well as its key challenges and potential solutions. Sachs has received numerous awards and been named twice on Time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential world leaders.
-  Biologist Edward O. Wilson is the author of more than 20 books, including the Pulitzer Prize winners 'On Human Nature” and “The Ants.” He has received over 100 awards and honors for his work and is an active environmental advocate. During his career, Wilson has developed theories and explanations that have shaped scientific and scholarly inquiry. A few of his notable works are “The Theory of Island Biogeography,” “Sociobiology: The New Synthesis,” “Biophilia,” “Naturalist,” “Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge,” “The Social Conquest of Earth” and “Letters to a Young Scientist.” In his latest book, “The Meaning of Human Existence,' Wilson connects science and philosophy in a 21st century treatise on human existence, which examines the differences among humans and other species. He is a professor emeritus of Harvard University.
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1 hours 28 minutes 8 seconds
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