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Fearless Cities Barcelona En Comú Published by New Internationalist, 2019, £ at Bookbusters Review By Tim Barton This great book popped out two years ago, so in effect is ‘new’ thanks to lockdown. I am inclined to think the movements discussed…
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The Tyranny of Merit By Michael J SandelPublished by Penguin Books, 2021, £ at Bookbusters Review by Tim Barton This timely book by Harvard professor Michael Sandel gives a complex and tightly argued review of one of the contemporary top…
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Carbon Choices By Neil Kitching Published by the author, 2020, £ at Bookbusters Review by Tim Barton In a BBC interview last month, Greta Thunberg stated ‘I think that we can safely say that there are no countries at least…
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The Starship & the Canoe By Kenneth Brower Published by Mountaineers Books, 2020, £15 at Bookbusters Review by Tim Barton This odd, but rather wonderful, book was first published in 1978. Seattle-based Mountaineers Press, who specialise in ‘outdoor books by…
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The Coming Silent Seasons?Part Five: Kids Edition Phoebe the Bee, Jenny BaileyPublished by Tales From Mother Earth, book and CD with Seeds, £ Kids Fight Climate Change Martin Dorey, RRP £, Bookbuster £ by Walker Books Greta Thunberg, A board book from…
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Oil Be Damned: Part fourBreaking Through: Understanding Sovereignty and Security in the Circumpolar Arctic (Editors) Wilfred Greaves & P. Whitney LackenbauerPublished by University of Toronto Press, 2021 Review by Tim Barton Eight years ago, Donald Trump tweeted that the Canadians…
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Oil Be Damned: Part three Eating Fossil Fuels: Oil, Food and the Coming Crisis in Agriculture By Dale Allen PfeifferPublished by New Society, 2006, £ at Bookbuster Review by Tim Barton Every ton of NH3 fertiliser requires tons of CO2…
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Oil Be Damned: Part TwoWhite Skin, Black Fuel: on thedangers of fossil fascism By Andreas Malm and the Zetkin CollectivePublished by Verso, 2021 Review by Tim Barton This is an odd book in many ways, but very interesting. It tracks…
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Oil Be Damned: Part OneCrude Britannia: How Oil Shaped a Nation By James Marriott & Terry MacalisterPublished by Pluto, 2021 Review by Tim Barton The borough I went to school in, Castle Point in Essex, voted a shade over 72%…
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Inequality and the Labyrinths of Democracy By Göran TherbornPublished by Verso, 2020Review by Tim Barton Therborn has written on the problems of democracy over many decades, and this book brings several of his essays together in one volume. The meatiest,…
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