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Oh dear, Earth!

Hirschhausen uncovers the surprising links between our striving for immortality and the destruction of our planet

Eckart von Hirschhausen, as most of us, is haunted by the two all-overbearing topics of our times: aging with dignity and the climate crisis. And surprisingly these two are more closely connected than we think: As a doctor and science journalist, the author demonstrates how many underestimated health effects are related to global climate change. A healthy environment is the prerequisite for the health of humankind. As a comedian, the author pokes fun at our striving for immortality, exhausting our resources and ourselves.

Eckart von Hirschhausen highlights numerous unusual and unexpected crosslinks between our finite time on Earth, its finite resources and our infinite possibilities to finally start living. A book encompassing everything from botox to brain jogging, from nourishing facials to nutritional fascists, from climate crisis to Covid-19.

  • 7 million copies sold of his books in Germany!
  • All of his books have been in the top 10 of the Spiegel bestselling list
  • Previous books sold to: Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Japan, Korea, Lithuania, Mongolia, Poland, PR China, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, The Netherlands


dtv Sachbuch
528 pages, ISBN 978-3-423-28276-5
18. Mai 2021