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Ghosts of Growth

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Ghosts of Growth by George Parsons Lathrop is a fascinating exploration of the impact of industrialization on nature and society. Through a series of interconnected essays, Lathrop delves into the ways in which rapid economic growth has led to environmental degradation, social inequality, and spiritual emptiness.

Drawing on his own observations and research, Lathrop paints a vivid picture of the damage wrought by unchecked development, from the destruction of forests and rivers to the displacement of indigenous communities. He also highlights the psychological toll of living in a society driven by profit and consumption, where people are increasingly disconnected from nature and each other.

Despite its grim subject matter, Ghosts of Growth is ultimately a hopeful book, as Lathrop emphasizes the importance of finding a balance between progress and preservation. He calls for a more mindful approach to development, one that takes into account the needs of both people and the planet.

Overall, Ghosts of Growth is a thought-provoking and timely work that will resonate with anyone concerned about the future of our world. Lathrop's insightful analysis and lyrical writing style make this book a must-read for anyone interested in the intersection of nature, society, and progress.

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volunteers bring you 14 recordings of The Ghosts of Growth by George Parsons Lathrop.
This was the Weekly Poetry project for January 20, 2019.
The poet describes the beauties of nature after a snow fall, and the result of the mid-day sun.

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