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On Living: Observations on a Changing World

by Robert L. Zimdahl

A stimulating and engaging collection of heretical thoughts, observations, and wisdom drawn from a life spent in science around the world.


While studying agricultural sciences over a long and distinguished career, Dr. Robert L. Zimdahl kept a careful record of his observations of cultures, the environment, political institutions, and economics around the world. This work excerpts his thoughts from those notes. This small book of quotations serves as a guidebook to approaching issues of sustainability and justice in all fields of endeavor, from science to society to happiness in life.


How to Achieve Sustainability

The proper goal of the economic and political system in any economy that hopes to achieve sustainability is to assure shared prosperity that meets human needs and preserves the earth’s ecological integrity and resilience. (On Living by Robert L. Zimdahl)

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