Wake Up Mangalore or Be Damned!, by Royston Fernandes, discusses how a major socio-economic reform is the need of the hour in the coastal town, in order to build a society without selfishness.
Summary of the Book
This title discusses how immense the contribution of the coastal areas to the economy and diversity of several nations in the world is. It includes tourism, agriculture, fishing and cuisine among several other factors. The author foresees the impending difficulties that the coastal line might have to go through. The rising sea levels as an aftermath of global warming might adversely affect vegetation and coastal agriculture. People might have to be moved, fishing industry might collapse, erratic weather conditions can wreak havoc, and infrastructural facilities like ports and power plants can become obsolete. Diseases might start plaguing these places and the economy will crumble down if we still ignore the possibility of these negative changes. Fernandes tries to delve into the ways of mitigating such a scenario – a complete overhaul of the existing system.
About Royston Fernandes
Royston Fernandes is an environmental activist and author. He published his first book titled Shall We Save the Earth? when he was 17. Apart from being an ardent nature lover, Fernandes is also a senior grade artist and a qualified pianist. A lover of art and culture, he is also an active member of Mandd Sobhann – a foremost Konkani cultural organization that aims to preserve and enhance Konkani culture and language.
A good read
Awesome book .
A wonderful book
Certified Buyer, Bangalore
MLAs, Corporators and Mayors please read!
A must read book
Certified Buyer, Mangalore
Mangalore definitely needs to wake up
A book that every man living on the coast must read!