Heaven is a far-away planet, where people enjoy a totally satisfying way of life in which everything they need is supplied by their technology. They are increasingly shocked by events on Earth as global warming, overpopulation, gross inequalities in wealth, and dangerous wars put all life at risk.
People on Heaven decide to help, and a team is selected to travel to Earth. Their arrival provokes many world leaders into extreme actions to defend their privileged lives and provokes widely unexpected reactions from the wider population.
As the visitors struggle to save the world from human selfishness and greed, the younger members of the team are surprisingly attracted by various superficial aspects of life on Earth. This all throws new light on the key questions which humans wrestle with; and in this way, Heaven on Earth challenges readers to think about the way we all live on this crowded planet.
ISBN : 978-1-78830-557-0
Pages : 315
Size : 205x140
Imprint : Olympia Publishers
John Bennett had a successful career in the construction industry before becoming a professor at the University of Reading. His research centre published many influential reports, including Investing in Building 2001 endorsed by Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher; and Trusting the Team which still influences international construction.
He has undertaken research in the USA, Japan, Australia and the EU. He was founding editor of the leading academic journal Construction Management and Economics. Between 1985 and 2012 he wrote four influential books describing the current theory and best practice of construction management including Construction - The Third Way.
He is married, has a son and daughter and five lively grandchildren who keep him in touch with today's teenagers. He enjoys watching sport, having played cricket and badminton at top club level for many years. Since he retired, he has turned to writing novels; A Golden Future is the first.