In Utopia: Six Kinds of Eden and the Search for a Better Paradise

In Utopia: Six Kinds of Eden and the Search for a Better Paradise

J. C. Hallman


In 2005, J.C. Hallman stumbled on a systematic paper approximately “Pleistocene Rewilding,” a unusual thought from conservation biology that steered repopulating bereft ecosystems with endangered “megafauna.” The plan sounded totally utopian, yet Hallman beloved the assumption up to the scientists did—perhaps simply because he had grown up on a highway known as Utopia street in a master-planned neighborhood in Southern California. Pleistocene Rewilding rekindled in him a longstanding fascination with utopian rules, and he went directly to spend 3 weeks on the world’s oldest “intentional community,” sail at the first send the place it’s attainable to possess “real estate,” teach on the world’s greatest civilian combat-school, and journey a $30 billion megacity equipped from scratch on a synthetic island off the coast of Korea. In Utopia explores the heritage of utopian literature and suggestion within the narrative context of the real-life culmination of that background.

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