Books

Lion from 'In Predatory Light: Lions and Tigers and Polar Bears'

In Predatory Light

Edgar Vaid
| 9th December 2013
Edgar Vaid reviews 'In Predatory Light: Lions and Tigers and Polar Bears', by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, Sy Montgomery, and John Houston

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The Man Who Plants Trees

Edgar Vaid
| 25th November 2013
Edgar Vaid reviews the biography of a man who, after a supernatural experience, takes it upon himself to clone species of tree that he deems 'special'; trees that he believes may be crusaders in the fight against global warming ...

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A hero for our time

Heathcote Williams
| 16th November 2013
A new fictional character who ‘fights pain' wherever he finds it is a kind of eco-Bond for our time, says Heathcote Williams. Few could resist this ripping yarn.

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To Life!

Martin Spray
| 8th November 2013
Martin Spray reviews a text on eco-art that whilst (surprisingly) not visually stunning he found presented a comprehensive guide to the issues and approaches of the genre, as well as providing clues on 'where to look to next' ...

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Plastic Ocean

Elizabeth Claire Alberts
| 28th October 2013
Elizabeth Claire Alberts discovers how a sea captain's chance discovery launched a mission to clear up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch ...

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Class, Poverty and Climate Change

Susan Clark
| 10th October 2013
It may be one of those New York Times bestsellers on sale at the airport, but Susan Clark is not fooled: this is a novel that sets out to tackle the biggest single issue we are facing.....

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The Fanaticism of the Apocalypse

Martin Spray
| 10th September 2013
Martin Spray reviews a book which contains the words 'punish human beings' in the title. Despite experiencing severe annoyance and mild disgust during his read, he also admits to finding the work undeniably intriguing..............

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What greens can learn from Dr. Strangelove

Ben Whitford
| 19th August 2013
Ben Whitford reviews a text which examines the links between historical scientific research and the climate change debate, and discovers that environmental crises were once considered part of terrifying military strategies......

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The Kingdom of Rarities

Edgar Vaid
| 15th July 2013
Edgar Vaid reviews Eric Dinerstein's latest book, and whilst reflecting on our apparent obsession with seeking out the 'rare', discovers that it's all rather relative.......

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Fifty Shades of Denial

27th June 2013
We want to embrace and love nature but also seem ambivalent in the face of its destruction. Paul Zeal reviews a book that analyses these attitudes and welcomes the diagnostics he finds mingled with narratives of hope

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Class, poverty & climate change

Susan Clark
| 15th May 2013
It may be one of those New York Times best-sellers on sale at the airport but Susan Clark is not fooled; Barbara Kingsolver's Flight Behaviour is a novel that sets out to tackle the biggest single issue we are facing ...

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Earth Debt

Mark Cocker
| 26th April 2013
Mark Cocker highlights why we must not take Earth’s universal services for granted and must now start to repay our debts.

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Earth Freedoms

Michael Mansfield
| 18th February 2013
Fed up with broken promises and stultifying inaction? If so, 'Earth is Our Business' is the book for you, says Michael Mansfield.

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Small World Big Ideas

Edgar Vaid
| 12th December 2012
A film-maker, a writer, a peace walker, a primatologist - these are just a few of the 11 activists who have contributed to a new book that claims there is an activist in us all. Edgar Vaid reviews Small World, Big Ideas..

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