Global Warming and Other Bollocks by Stanley Feldman,Vincent Marks

Global Warming and Other Bollocks
  • Title : Global Warming and Other Bollocks
  • Author : Stanley Feldman,Vincent Marks
  • Publisher : John Blake
  • ISBN Code : 9781844547180
  • Pages : 338
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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But will pesticides kill off life in our oceans, will chemicals in food poison us all and invisible rays from power cables and mobiles kill us with cancer? Stanley Feldman, a professor of anaesthetics at London University appointed to the Imperial College School of Medicine looks at the evidence. An author of several books, including Poison Arrows, he is a respected lecturer and explainer of popular science. --Book Jacket.


Global Warming and Other Bollocks by Dr. Stanely Feldman,Vincent Marks

Global Warming and Other Bollocks
  • Title : Global Warming and Other Bollocks
  • Author : Dr. Stanely Feldman,Vincent Marks
  • Publisher : John Blake Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1857828461
  • Pages : 300
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  • Language : English
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The end of the world is not nigh. The idea that we are one step from calamity is as old as history itself. Every step on the road of progress has always been countered by those who think that we should keep to a primitive lifestyle that they claim is compatible with nature. But despite the fact that they've been proved wrong, the pessimists are undeterred by their abysmal record. They continue to echo a deep-seated fear that unless we repent and change the way we live, we will be instrumental in destroying our own world. Today industrialisation, genetically modified crops, scientific medicine, nuclear power and the car are held up as the harbingers of doom. Politicians and persuasive pressure groups play on this same basic fear. They scare us with tales of an inevitable global warming catastrophe blamed on CO2 emissions, they stoke the fires of terror that an epidemic of obesity will kill all our children and they sternly tell us that our indulgent lifestyle will consume the earth's precious resources. But will pesticides kill off life in our oceans, will chemicals in food poison us all and invisible rays from power cables and mobiles kill us with cancer? Stanley Feldman, a professor of anaestetics at London University appointed to the Imperial College School of Medicine looks at the evidence. An author of several books, including From Poison Arrows to Prozac, he is a respected lecturer and explainer of popular science. Vincent Marks is an editor of Panic Nation and an expert on diabetes. He is a former president of the Association of Clinical Biochemists and founder member of HealthWatch.


A Citizen's Blueprint by Emgee

A Citizen's Blueprint
  • Title : A Citizen's Blueprint
  • Author : Emgee
  • Publisher : Author House
  • ISBN Code : 1496982843
  • Pages : 910
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  • Language : English
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In today's conformist, censorious, politically-correct world we are not allowed to speak our minds for fear of being called a racist, a sexist or a bigot - and yet, when somebody does buck the trend and says what we all - or at least the majority of us - are really thinking, we often applaud it. Why is that?Surely if the majority of people think in a certain way, then that should be the way that our democracy is run. We should not have a silent majority wishing that the country was run in one way, while an arrogant minority is taking it in a completely different direction. Examples abound in UK politics of politicians not listening to the people who elected them (the EU, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan etc.) Indeed, in recent years, in politics as in TV, substance has given way to spin. Well I intend to change that. The PDC could not promise a horn of plenty for all but what it would promise is an honest, hard-working team of dedicated professionals working together to get the best deal for this country and its inhabitants - not for themselves, not for their cronies or for the self-serving elite but for the hard-working citizens of this country without whom there would be no Britain to make Great again NB - I do not subscribe to social networks but if you would like to show your support for this project or make a pledge towards its funding you may do so at; www.the-pdc.org.uk


MOBILIZING CULTURAL IDENTITIES IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR by Federica G. Pedriali

MOBILIZING CULTURAL IDENTITIES IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR
  • Title : MOBILIZING CULTURAL IDENTITIES IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR
  • Author : Federica G. Pedriali
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • ISBN Code : 3030427919
  • Pages : 236
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  • Language : English
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This book tackles cultural mobilization in the First World War as a plural process of identity formation and de-formation. It explores eight different settings in which individuals, communities and conceptual paradigms were mobilized. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, it interrogates one of the most challenging facets of the history of the Great War, one that keeps raising key questions on the way cultures respond to times of crisis. Mobilization during the First World War was a major process of material and imaginative engagement unfolding on a military, economic, political and cultural level, and existing identities were dramatically challenged and questioned by the whirl of discourses and representations involved.


Ferraris for All by Daniel Ben-Ami

Ferraris for All
  • Title : Ferraris for All
  • Author : Daniel Ben-Ami
  • Publisher : Policy Press
  • ISBN Code : 1847423469
  • Pages : 282
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  • Language : English
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The growth of the economy and the spread of prosperity are increasingly seen as problematic rather than positive. They are accused of encouraging greed, damaging the environment, causing unhappiness and widening social inequalities. The mainstream acceptance of these views is a trend Daniel Ben-Ami has termed 'growth scepticism'.Ferraris for all is a rejoinder to the growth sceptics. Using examples from a range of countries, the author argues that society as a whole benefits from greater affluence. Action is needed - not to limit prosperity, but to encourage creativity and growth in resolving the problems of poverty, inequality and the environment, to increase abundance and to spread it worldwide.Lively and provocative, this timely book will trigger debate and dissent in equal measure."An exceptional and much needed book." Angus Kennedy, Culture Wars


That's Bollocks! by Albert Jack

That's Bollocks!
  • Title : That's Bollocks!
  • Author : Albert Jack
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780140515749
  • Pages : 306
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  • Language : English
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From crack-addicted squirrels to the kidnap of JFK's brain, Albert Jack gathers together all the strangest, sickest, funniest and most unforgettable urban legends and recounts them with his usual deadpan humour.


Do Bats Have Bollocks? by Jon Butler,Bruno Vincent

Do Bats Have Bollocks?
  • Title : Do Bats Have Bollocks?
  • Author : Jon Butler,Bruno Vincent
  • Publisher : Sphere
  • ISBN Code : 0748111042
  • Pages : 192
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  • Language : English
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The letters page of Old Git magazine continues to offer its readers an opportunity to ask and provide answers to the most pressing questions of our times. Questions such as: Would it help global warming if I left my fridge door open? What's the riskiest game of risk ever played? If I fell down a disused mineshaft would Lassie really run and get help, or just sit there licking his balls? Do Bats Have Bollocks? features a host of completely new and untrue questions and answers. With bags more rude jokes, shaggy dog stories and the odd entry from a new, bewildered editor who's wondering what the hell he's got himself into, this book is every bit as laugh-out-loud funny as last year's hugely successful volume Do Ants Have Arseholes?


The Spectator by N.A

The Spectator
  • Title : The Spectator
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Cultures and Politics of Global Communication: Volume 34, Review of International Studies by Costas M. Constantinou,Oliver P. Richmond,Alison Watson

Cultures and Politics of Global Communication: Volume 34, Review of International Studies
  • Title : Cultures and Politics of Global Communication: Volume 34, Review of International Studies
  • Author : Costas M. Constantinou,Oliver P. Richmond,Alison Watson
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780521727112
  • Pages : 234
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  • Language : English
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This special issue focuses on how International Relations communicates with the world.


Wine Enthusiast by N.A

Wine Enthusiast
  • Title : Wine Enthusiast
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Vanity Fair by N.A

Vanity Fair
  • Title : Vanity Fair
  • Author : N.A
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The Politically Incorrect Guide to Climate Change by Marc Morano

The Politically Incorrect Guide to Climate Change
  • Title : The Politically Incorrect Guide to Climate Change
  • Author : Marc Morano
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1621577570
  • Pages : 256
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  • Language : English
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"The climate scare ends with this book." —SEAN HANNITY "This book arms every citizen with a comprehensive dossier on just how science, economics, and politics have been distorted and corrupted in the name of saving the planet." —MARK LEVIN Less freedom. More regulation. Higher costs. Make no mistake: those are the surefire consequences of the modern global warming campaign waged by political and cultural elites, who have long ago abandoned fact-based science for dramatic fearmongering in order to push increased central planning. The Politically Incorrect Guide to Climate Change gives a voice -- backed by statistics, real-life stories, and incontrovertible evidence -- to the millions of "deplorable" Americans skeptical about the multibillion dollar "climate change" complex, whose claims have time and time again been proven wrong.


Can I Recycle My Granny? by Ethan Greenhart

Can I Recycle My Granny?
  • Title : Can I Recycle My Granny?
  • Author : Ethan Greenhart
  • Publisher : Hodder & Stoughton
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 224
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  • Language : English
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Ethan Greenhart is a committed ethicist, green writer, and activist. Ethan is so ethical when it comes to the environment, it's scary. He favors euthanasia as a solution to the world's over-crowding problems; he is opposed to throwing confetti at weddings because it contains bleach and artificial colorings that leak into the earth; and he doesn't travel anywhere that can't be reached by foot. In summary, Ethan has an environmental bone to pick with every aspect of modern life, from voting to vacationing to having children. Based on his hugely popular and provocative weekly advice columns forSpiked magazine, this engaging collection of essays provides innovative answers to all of today's most pressing environmental dilemmas. Hilarious and thought-provoking, this is an acidly accurate satire that's sure to hit home.


New Statesman by N.A

New Statesman
  • Title : New Statesman
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Logo Design Love by David Airey

Logo Design Love
  • Title : Logo Design Love
  • Author : David Airey
  • Publisher : New Riders
  • ISBN Code : 0321702727
  • Pages : 216
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  • Language : English
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There are a lot of books out there that show collections of logos. But David Airey’s “Logo Design Love” is something different: it’s a guide for designers (and clients) who want to understand what this mysterious business is all about. Written in reader-friendly, concise language, with a minimum of designer jargon, Airey gives a surprisingly clear explanation of the process, using a wide assortment of real-life examples to support his points. Anyone involved in creating visual identities, or wanting to learn how to go about it, will find this book invaluable. - Tom Geismar, Chermayeff & Geismar In Logo Design Love, Irish graphic designer David Airey brings the best parts of his wildly popular blog of the same name to the printed page. Just as in the blog, David fills each page of this simple, modern-looking book with gorgeous logos and real world anecdotes that illustrate best practices for designing brand identity systems that last. David not only shares his experiences working with clients, including sketches and final results of his successful designs, but uses the work of many well-known designers to explain why well-crafted brand identity systems are important, how to create iconic logos, and how to best work with clients to achieve success as a designer. Contributors include Gerard Huerta, who designed the logos for Time magazine and Waldenbooks; Lindon Leader, who created the current FedEx brand identity system as well as the CIGNA logo; and many more. Readers will learn: Why one logo is more effective than another How to create their own iconic designs What sets some designers above the rest Best practices for working with clients 25 practical design tips for creating logos that last


Spike and Dru by Christopher Golden

Spike and Dru
  • Title : Spike and Dru
  • Author : Christopher Golden
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 153442122X
  • Pages : 368
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  • Language : English
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"You got Slayer problems? You know what I find works real good with Slayers? Killing them." -- Spike It's 1940, and Europe is ravaged by World War II -- an ideal environment for demon paramours Spike and Drusilla. The anniversary of Dru's resurrection as a vamp impends, and Spike wants to celebrate. What better gift than Freya's Strand -- a powerful necklace rumored to allow its wearer to shape-shift at will? Spike learns of a demon named Skrymir, who claims to possess the bauble and is willing to trade. Spike's task is to infiltrate the Watcher's Council headquarters and get his hands on the list of young women in training to take over as Slayer should they be called. In exchange for Freya's Strand, Spike must kill the reining Slayer, a brazen young woman named Sophie, as well as the Slayers-in-Waiting. And if he succeeds, it could mean the end of the Chosen One -- all of the Chosen Ones -- forever....


The Greatest Hoax by James M. Inhofe

The Greatest Hoax
  • Title : The Greatest Hoax
  • Author : James M. Inhofe
  • Publisher : Wnd Books
  • ISBN Code : 9781936488490
  • Pages : 305
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  • Language : English
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The author presents his perspectives and opinions on the proposed "carbon taxes" and energy regulations currently part of the global warming debate among members of the Congress and the U.S. government.


CTRL S by Andy Briggs

CTRL S
  • Title : CTRL S
  • Author : Andy Briggs
  • Publisher : Orion
  • ISBN Code : 9781409184652
  • Pages : 416
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  • Language : English
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LOG IN > LOAD WORLD > SAVE HER. Life in the near future's NOT ALL BAD. We've reversed global warming, and fixed the collapsing bee population. We even created SPACE, a virtual-sensory universe where average guys like Theo Wilson can do almost anything they desire. But ALMOST ANYTHING isn't enough for some. Every day, normal people are being taken, their emotions harvested - and lives traded - to create death-defying thrills for the rich and twisted. NOW THEO'S MOTHER HAS DISAPPEARED. And as he follows her breadcrumb trail of clues, he'll come up against the most dangerous SPACE has to offer: vPolice, AI Bots and anarchists - as well as a criminal empire that will KILL TO STOP HIM finding her . . .


Car Wars by Chris Mosey

Car Wars
  • Title : Car Wars
  • Author : Chris Mosey
  • Publisher : Vision Paperbacks
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 212
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  • Language : English
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In Car Wars, author Chris Mosey offers a provocative and challenging investigation into the invention and development of the car. In doing so, he traces its turbulent history and the equally controversial developments of British Transport policy, asking if we are heading on a road to nowhere?


Building Brand Authenticity by M. Beverland

Building Brand Authenticity
  • Title : Building Brand Authenticity
  • Author : M. Beverland
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 0230250807
  • Pages : 219
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  • Language : English
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The projection of authenticity is one of the key pillars of marketing. Research reveals that consumers seek authenticity through the brands they choose. Based on extensive research with consumers and brand managers this book offers seven guiding principles for building brand authenticity.


Tribune by N.A

Tribune
  • Title : Tribune
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Social Media in an English Village by Daniel Miller

Social Media in an English Village
  • Title : Social Media in an English Village
  • Author : Daniel Miller
  • Publisher : UCL Press
  • ISBN Code : 1910634433
  • Pages : 220
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  • Language : English
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Daniel Miller spent 18 months undertaking an ethnographic study with the residents of an English village, tracking their use of the different social media platforms. Following his study, he argues that a focus on platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram does little to explain what we post on social media. Instead, the key to understanding how people in an English village use social media is to appreciate just how ‘English’ their usage has become. He introduces the ‘Goldilocks Strategy’: how villagers use social media to calibrate precise levels of interaction ensuring that each relationship is neither too cold nor too hot, but ‘just right’.


Bad Science by Ben Goldacre

Bad Science
  • Title : Bad Science
  • Author : Ben Goldacre
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • ISBN Code : 0771035764
  • Pages : 304
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  • Language : English
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The informative and witty expose of the "bad science" we are all subjected to, called "one of the essential reads of the year" by New Scientist. We are obsessed with our health. And yet — from the media's "world-expert microbiologist" with a mail-order Ph.D. in his garden shed laboratory, and via multiple health scares and miracle cures — we are constantly bombarded with inaccurate, contradictory, and sometimes even misleading information. Until now. Ben Goldacre masterfully dismantles the questionable science behind some of the great drug trials, court cases, and missed opportunities of our time, but he also goes further: out of the bullshit, he shows us the fascinating story of how we know what we know, and gives us the tools to uncover bad science for ourselves. From the Hardcover edition.


The Politics of Actually Existing Unsustainability by John Barry

The Politics of Actually Existing Unsustainability
  • Title : The Politics of Actually Existing Unsustainability
  • Author : John Barry
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199695393
  • Pages : 328
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  • Language : English
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At the level of developing a progressive and critical theoretical understanding of unsustainability, it argues for the importance of integrating vulnerability, which has been largely neglected by both mainstream western political theory and analyses of the current global ecological crisis. It suggests that valuable insights into the causes of and alternatives to unsustainability can be found in a critical embracing of human vulnerability and dependency as both constitutive and ineliminable aspects of what it means to be human. Rather than seeing invulnerability as the appropriate response, the book defends resilience, and the ability to 'cope with' rather than 'solve' vulnerability, as more productive.


Healing Gaia by James Lovelock,J. E. Lovelock

Healing Gaia
  • Title : Healing Gaia
  • Author : James Lovelock,J. E. Lovelock
  • Publisher : Harmony
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 192
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  • Language : English
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The author takes his theory of looking at the earth as a living organism one step further, showing readers how to apply medical science to the healing of the planet and discussing ozone depletion, acid rain, and more


Differential Diagnosis by Laboratory Medicine by Vincent Marks,Thomas Cantor,Dusan Mesko,Rudolf Pullmann,Gabriela Nosalova

Differential Diagnosis by Laboratory Medicine
  • Title : Differential Diagnosis by Laboratory Medicine
  • Author : Vincent Marks,Thomas Cantor,Dusan Mesko,Rudolf Pullmann,Gabriela Nosalova
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN Code : 3642556000
  • Pages : 1096
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  • Language : English
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This extensive handbook helps clinicians and physicians make a precise diagnosis as well as the right decisions for patient treatment. Up-to-date and comprehensive information for differential diagnosis is presented in a well-structured manner. The different sections describe more than 1950 conditions and around 1200 drugs. It also includes a comprehensive section on international reference values of clinical-biochemical and laboratory parameters. The detailed parameter index and an extensive list of frequently used synonyms and abbreviations enable the reader to quickly locate the information they are looking for.


Carbon Detox by George Marshall

Carbon Detox
  • Title : Carbon Detox
  • Author : George Marshall
  • Publisher : Gaia Books
  • ISBN Code : 9781856752886
  • Pages : 351
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  • Language : English
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Reduce your carbon footprint from day 1. Carbon Detox explains the changes each of us can make at home, at work and in every aspect of our lives. From summer heat waves to rising sea levels, climate change affects us all. The main cause is carbon dioxide and our carbon emissions are growing year by year at a frightening rate. However, there is hope. The changes we make now can slow the effects of climate change and preserve the planet for future generations. George Marshall shows you how to carbon audit your life and start reducing your impact today. He also explains how to overcome psychological blocks such as scepticism, fear and feelings of insignificance. This book includes advice on low carbon transport options and holidays and how to create an energy-efficient home. With the help of Carbon Detox you will be able to make a real difference.


Common Sense for the 21st Century by Roger Hallam

Common Sense for the 21st Century
  • Title : Common Sense for the 21st Century
  • Author : Roger Hallam
  • Publisher : Chelsea Green Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1645020002
  • Pages : 112
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  • Language : English
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"Brilliant, wise, profound and persuasive. Common Sense for the 21st Century will come to be recognized as a classic of political theory."--George Monbiot, via Twitter An urgent, essential, and practical call to action from a cofounder of Extinction Rebellion What can we all do to avert catastrophe and avoid extinction? Roger Hallam has answers. In Common Sense for the 21st Century, Roger Hallam, cofounder of Extinction Rebellion, outlines how movements around the world need to come together now to start doing what works: engaging in mass civil disobedience to make real change happen. The book gives people the tools to understand not only why mass disruption, mass arrests, and mass sacrifice are necessary but also details how to carry out acts of civil disobedience effectively, respectfully and nonviolently. It bypasses contemporary political theory, and instead is inspired by Thomas Paine, the pragmatic 18th-century revolutionary whose pamphlet Common Sense sparked the American Revolution. Common Sense for the 21st Century urges us to confront the truth about climate change and argues forcefully that only a revolution of society and the state, similar to the turn that Paine urged the Americans to take into the political unknown, can save us now.


Split by Sun by Tom Faunce

Split by Sun
  • Title : Split by Sun
  • Author : Tom Faunce
  • Publisher : World Scientific Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1786345072
  • Pages : 480
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  • Language : English
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A FUTURE EARTH IN WHICH EVERY ROAD AND BUILDING UTILISES NANOTECHNOLOGY TO MAKE CLEAN FUEL, FOOD AND FERTILISER JUST FROM WATER, SUN AND AIR. When agent Jean Moulin investigates the mysterious connections between a murdered woman in Hampstead and assassination attempts on the President of the Whole Earth Council, he's led back to the origins of the Global Synthetic Photosynthesis Project in Namibia as well as the forces that wish to destroy it and its visionary eco-gendered founder. Split by Sun is a witty and poetic novel that explores whether humanity is meant to globally deploy a solar energy technology to progress enforceable rights of ecosystems, electronic citizen voting on laws, the marriage of corporations to public goods, community-scale industry, the abolition of war and nuclear weapons, the facilitation of universal basic income, healthcare and education and the replacement of religion with widespread experience of unitive consciousness.


Creative Labour by David Hesmondhalgh,Sarah Baker

Creative Labour
  • Title : Creative Labour
  • Author : David Hesmondhalgh,Sarah Baker
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1135146276
  • Pages : 276
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  • Language : English
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What is it like to work in the media? Are media jobs more ‘creative’ than those in other sectors? To answer these questions, this book explores the creative industries, using a combination of original research and a synthesis of existing studies. Through its close analysis of key issues – such as tensions between commerce and creativity, the conditions and experiences of workers, alienation, autonomy, self-realization, emotional and affective labour, self-exploitation, and how possible it might be to produce ‘good work’ Creative Labour makes a major contribution to our understanding of the media, of work, and of social and cultural change. In addition, the book undertakes an extensive exploration of the creative industries, spanning numerous sectors including television, music and journalism. This book provides a comprehensive and accessible account of life in the creative industries in the twenty-first century. It is a major piece of research and a valuable study aid for both undergraduate and postgraduate students of subjects including business and management studies, sociology of work, sociology of culture, and media and communications.


The Energy of Nations by Jeremy Leggett

The Energy of Nations
  • Title : The Energy of Nations
  • Author : Jeremy Leggett
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1134578717
  • Pages : 272
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  • Language : English
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Systemic global risks of oil supply, climate shock and financial collapse threaten tomorrow's economies and mean businesses and policy makers face huge challenges in fuelling tomorrow’s world. Jeremy Leggett gives a personal testimony of the dangers often ignored and incompletely understood - a journey through the human mind, the institutionalization of denial, and the reasons civilizations fail. It is also an account of tantalizing hope, because mobilizing renewables and redeploying energy funding can soften the crash of modern capitalism and set us on a road to renaissance.


Punk in Russia by Ivan Gololobov,Hilary Pilkington,Yngvar B Steinholt

Punk in Russia
  • Title : Punk in Russia
  • Author : Ivan Gololobov,Hilary Pilkington,Yngvar B Steinholt
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1317913108
  • Pages : 224
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  • Language : English
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Punk culture is currently having a revival worldwide and is poised to extend and mutate even more as youth unemployment and youth alienation increase in many countries of the world. In Russia, its power to have an impact and to shock is well illustrated by the state response to activist collective and punk band Pussy Riot. This book, based on extensive original research, examines the nature of punk culture in contemporary Russia. Drawing on interviews and observation, it explores the vibrant punk music scenes and the social relations underpinning them in three contrasting Russian cities. It relates punk to wider contemporary culture and uses the Russian example to discuss more generally what constitutes 'punk' today.


Red Hot Lies by Christopher C. Horner

Red Hot Lies
  • Title : Red Hot Lies
  • Author : Christopher C. Horner
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1596980745
  • Pages : 407
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  • Language : English
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Liars--Al Gore, the United Nations, the New York Times. The global warming lobby, relentless in its push for bigger government, more spending, and more regulation, will use any means necessary to scare you out of your wits--as well as your tax dollars and your liberties--with threats of rising oceans, deadly droughts, and unspeakable future consequences of "climate change." In pursuing their anti-energy, anti-capitalist, and pro-government agenda, the global warming alarmists--and unscrupulous scientists who see this scare as their gravy train to federal grants and foundation money--resort to dirty tricks, smear campaigns, and outright lies, abandoning scientific standards, journalistic integrity, and the old-fashioned notions of free speech and open debate. In Red Hot Lies, bestselling author Christopher Horner--himself the target of Greenpeace dirty tricks and alarmist smears--exposes the dark underbelly of the environmental movement. Power-hungry politicians blacklist scientists who reject global warming alarmism. U.S. senators threaten companies that fund climate change dissenters. Mainstream media outlets openly reject the notion of "balance." The occasional unguarded scientist candidly admits the need to twist the facts to paint an uglier picture in order to keep the faucet of government money flowing. In the name of "saving the planet," anything goes. But why the nasty tactics? Why the cover ups, lies, and intimidation? Because Al Gore and his ilk want to use big government at the local, state, federal, and global level to run your life, and they can brook no opposition. But the actual facts, as Red Hot Lies makes clear, aren't nearly as scary as their fiction.


Sustainable Energy--without the Hot Air by David J. C. MacKay

Sustainable Energy--without the Hot Air
  • Title : Sustainable Energy--without the Hot Air
  • Author : David J. C. MacKay
  • Publisher : Uit Cambridge Limited
  • ISBN Code : 9780954452933
  • Pages : 366
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Provides an overview of the sustainable energy crisis that is threatening the world's natural resources, explaining how energy consumption is estimated and how those numbers have been skewed by various factors and discussing alternate forms of energy that can and should be used.


Confessions of a Recovering Environmentalist and Other Essays by Paul Kingsnorth

Confessions of a Recovering Environmentalist and Other Essays
  • Title : Confessions of a Recovering Environmentalist and Other Essays
  • Author : Paul Kingsnorth
  • Publisher : Graywolf Press
  • ISBN Code : 1555979726
  • Pages : 208
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

A provocative and urgent essay collection that asks how we can live with hope in “an age of ecocide” Paul Kingsnorth was once an activist—an ardent environmentalist. He fought against rampant development and the depredations of a corporate world that seemed hell-bent on ignoring a looming climate crisis in its relentless pursuit of profit. But as the environmental movement began to focus on “sustainability” rather than the defense of wild places for their own sake and as global conditions worsened, he grew disenchanted with the movement that he once embraced. He gave up what he saw as the false hope that residents of the First World would ever make the kind of sacrifices that might avert the severe consequences of climate change. Full of grief and fury as well as passionate, lyrical evocations of nature and the wild, Confessions of a Recovering Environmentalist gathers the wave-making essays that have charted the change in Kingsnorth’s thinking. In them he articulates a new vision that he calls “dark ecology,” which stands firmly in opposition to the belief that technology can save us, and he argues for a renewed balance between the human and nonhuman worlds. This iconoclastic, fearless, and ultimately hopeful book, which includes the much-discussed “Uncivilization” manifesto, asks hard questions about how we’ve lived and how we should live.


How To Like Everything by Paul Shepheard

How To Like Everything
  • Title : How To Like Everything
  • Author : Paul Shepheard
  • Publisher : Zero Books
  • ISBN Code : 1780998198
  • Pages : 146
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

How To Like Everything is a utopia. 'Utopia' is a word invented five hundred years ago at the start of the modern age as a description of the ideal society. It's composed of Latin parts that taken together mean 'no place' or 'nowhere'. We now use the word utopia to mean an impossible dream of perfection. How To Like Everything recasts the actual world, the forever-changing world we live in, as utopia: to make the impossible possible. This is not a dry academic debate. Paul Shepheard takes on his subject by threading questions, evidence and logic through hilarious, moving and thought-provoking stories. The action is set in the complicated city of Amsterdam, where he gets stuck in the briars of love affairs, existential decisions and conflicts with complete strangers. And the philosophy? He is a materialist. His utopia hinges on the question of whether there can be anything other than the present moment.


The Carbon Neutral Myth by Kevin Smith

The Carbon Neutral Myth
  • Title : The Carbon Neutral Myth
  • Author : Kevin Smith
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9789071007187
  • Pages : 80
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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AN Appeal to Reason by Nigel Lawson

AN Appeal to Reason
  • Title : AN Appeal to Reason
  • Author : Nigel Lawson
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • ISBN Code : 159020526X
  • Pages : 160
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

In this well-informed and hard-hitting response to the scaremongering of the climate alarmists, Nigel Lawson, former Secretary of State for Energy under Margaret Thatcher, argues that it is time for us to take a cool look at global warming. Lawson carefully and succinctly examines all aspects of the global warming issue: the science, the economics, the politics, and the ethics. He concludes that the conventional wisdom on the subject is suspect on a number of grounds, that global warming is not the devastating threat to the planet it is widely alleged to be, and that the remedy that is currently being proposed, which is in any event politically unattainable, would be worse that the threat it is supposed to avert. Argued with logic, common sense, and even wit, and thoroughly sourced and referenced, Lawson has written a long overdue corrective to the barrage of spin and hype to which the politicians and media have been subjecting the public on this important issue.


Freedom by Jonathan Franzen

Freedom
  • Title : Freedom
  • Author : Jonathan Franzen
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • ISBN Code : 0007419716
  • Pages : 570
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

“A masterpiece of American fiction” Sam Tanenhaus, The New York Times Book Review A novel from the author of The Corrections. This is the updated version of the text.


Phantom Hitchhikers and Decoy Ducks by Albert Jack

Phantom Hitchhikers and Decoy Ducks
  • Title : Phantom Hitchhikers and Decoy Ducks
  • Author : Albert Jack
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • ISBN Code : 0141038519
  • Pages : 320
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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'Sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction. Was Sir Winston Churchill really a Druid? Did Charlie Chaplin lose a lookalike competition? Did The Who's drummer Keith Moon drive his Rolls Royce into a swimming pool? The man with the answers is Albert Jack...' - Daily Express From Walt Disney's frozen head to the kidnap of JFK's brain, Albert Jack gathers together all the strangest, sickest, funniest and most unforgettable urban legends and recounts them with his usual deadpan humour. But this is more than just a collection of urban legends, it is also a detective story. Exploring the real events behind conspiracy theories, the exaggerations of history and the assumptions of old wives� tales, Albert Jack shows us that the truth can definitely be stranger than fiction�