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Book Review: Fugue for a Darkening Island

Christopher Priest – until Christopher Nolan’s 2006 film of his book ‘The Prestige’ by Christopher Nolan – was one of our ‘unsung heroes’ of off-kilter literature. The Separation was a tale of melded alternate histories of WW2 and Inverted World … Continue reading

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Book Review: “What’s Wrong with Climate Politics and How to Fix It” reposted from #lse

From the London School of Economics blog… Paul G. Harris prescribes several remedies for the failed politics of climate change, including a new kind of climate diplomacy with people at its centre, national policies that put the common but differentiated … Continue reading

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Book Review: Flight Behaviour by Barbara Kingsolver #climate

MCFly reader George Heron reviews Barbara Kingsolver’s latest novel. The tl;dr? “This is a great contemporary novel. Read it.”   Plot synopsis (lots of spoilers!) Dellarobia and her husband are tenants on his domineering parents’ farm. He is overshadowed by … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Goldilocks Planet “the four billion year story of earth’s #climate

MCFly reader (and artist!) Jane Lawson (see video here) reviews a book that has been four billion years in the making. The cosily-named Goldilocks Planet is a review of 4 billion years of the Earth’s climate history written by Jan … Continue reading

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Book Review: What’s Mine is Yours – How Collaborative Consumption is changing the way we live

Book Review: What’s Mine is Yours – How Collaborative Consumption is changing the way we live by Rachel Botsman and Roo Rogers, Harper Collins 2011 When I picked up this book by chance, I thought it would be useful as … Continue reading

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Book Review: Forty Signs of Rain

Forty Signs of Rain Kim Stanley Robinson 2004 356 pages Kim Stanley Robinson is not a muppet. That’s important in a human being, and even more so in an author. And in an author trying to help readers exactly how … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Sharing for Survival: Restoring the Climate, the Commons and Society”

Davey, B (Ed.). (2012). Sharing for Survival: Restoring the Climate, the Commons and Society. Dublin: FEASTA. ISBN 9780954051020. 188 pages, paperback price: £14.95. [website] This is an interesting book with some really good material. It is based on the idea … Continue reading

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Book Review: Sharing Eden – Green teachings from Jews, Christians and Muslims

Sharing Eden – Green teachings from Jews, Christians and Muslims is a small book which is trying to do a big thing:  encourage those of faith to take more positive action for the environment. And therein lies the strengths and also the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Occupy World Street

Occupy World Street: A global roadmap for radical economic and political reform Ross Jackson Green Books 2012 336 pages Don’t judge a book by its… title. This book was surely completed before the “Occupy” movement burst onto the world’s television … Continue reading

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Book Review: Climate Change and Political Strategy

Climate Change and Political Strategy ed Hugh Compston Routledge 2011 (Amazon link) According to its blurb, this book “analyses the political dynamics of climate policy in affluent democracies from a number of different theoretical angles in order to improve our … Continue reading

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