The author writes about the tremendous impact that trains have had on our society and chronicles the history of trains as well as what the future has in store for trains in our world.
The author chronicles The Bonobo Conservation Initiative, a small NGO located in the Congo, that has had more success than other large organizations in saving the bonobos, great apes, who along with the chimpanzee, are our closet relatives. Because of devastating war in the Congo, the reader witnesses the destruction of the Congo due to extreme logging and deforestation.
The author argues that America’s decline is really due to the success of other countries. The book explores because of the increase in wealth of these other countries, America will certainly reap the benefits.