By John Robbins
Da anni sappiamo che l’intero pianeta è in crisi; siamo allarmati dal riscaldamento globale e da un livello di inquinamento non sostenibile negli oceani e nelle falde acquifere; scandali e denunce alimentari ci mostrano che los angeles maggior parte del cibo che mangiamo è nocivo, mentre le frontiere dell’ingegneria genetica, applicate all’agricoltura, presentano assorted area d’ombra,
quando non sono diventate nuovi strumenti di sfruttamento delle popolazioni più povere.
Saperlo consistent withò non basta se in line with primi non cambiamo atteggiamento.
Cosa accadrebbe se smettessimo di mangiare prodotti animali, il cibo più tossico e costoso che l’umanità abbia mai conosciuto, e ci orientassimo a un’alimentazione tutta vegetale?
In questo saggio che è diventato un classico del movimento ambientalista, John Robbins ci svela il legame intrinseco tra il nostro cibo e il nostro mondo, ci spiega come districarci nella giungla di informazioni sulle scelte alimentari (diete comprese) scoprendo quanto l’industria del cibo non ci cube. in keeping with mettere in atto una vera «rivoluzione del cibo»: riprendendoci il potere
di votare ogni giorno con «forchetta e coltello», consistent with un’alimentazione sana, senza sofferenza e sostenibile.
Una lettura appassionante in line with chiunque si preoccupi della sicurezza alimentare, delle condizioni degli animali ma anche, semplicemente, del destino del pianeta.
By Henry D. Thoreau,William Rossi
William Rossi's advent places the essays within the context of Thoreau's different significant works, either chronologically and intellectually. Rossi additionally indicates how those writings relate to Thoreau's existence and profession as either author and naturalist: his readings of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Charles Darwin; his failed bid for advertisement attractiveness of his paintings; and his pivotal come across with the utter wildness of the Maine woods. within the essays themselves, readers will see how Thoreau melded conventions of typical background writing with parts of 2 renowned literary forms--travel writing and panorama writing--to discover matters starting from America's westward growth to the figural dimensions of clinical evidence and phenomena.
Thoreau the philosopher, observer, wanderer, and inquiring naturalist--all emerge during this distinct composite photo of the industrial, average, and non secular groups that left their marks on considered one of our most vital early environmentalists.
By Julie Dunlap,Susan A. Cohen
What occurs to contributors and societies whilst their such a lot primary cultural, old, and ecological bonds weakenor snap? In Coming of Age on the finish of Nature, insightful millennials convey their anger and love, goals and fears, and resources of resilience for residing and thriving on our transferring planet.
Twenty-two essays discover wide-ranging issues which are paramount to younger generations yet that resonate with all people, together with redefining materialism and environmental justice, assessing the chance and promise of know-how, and celebrating position anyplace from a wild Atlantic island to the Arizona desolate tract, to Baltimore and Bangkok. The members communicate with authority on difficulties dealing with us all, even if railing opposed to the blunders of earlier generations, reveling of their personal adaptability, or insisting on a collective accountability to do better.
By Kim Heacox
Woven during the own narrative can be tales at the human and typical histories of the Denali nationwide Park, garnished with a conservation polemic, a lot as Edward Abbey did withDesert Solitaire, and Rick Bass has performed with any variety of books (that proceed to promote well). Heacox will write of Denali via an inspirational arc; to teach how a spot can contact a lifestyles, even shop a existence, quietly, profoundly, daily, 12 months after 12 months, and the way that saving improved by way of thousands of lives over a century makes the area a greater place.
Heacox makes the argument, via his attractive and impassioned prose, that we needs to shop those areas in order that they in flip will shop us. Denali nationwide Park is the main available subarctic sanctuary on the earth, and has woke up hundreds of thousands of individuals to what’s genuine, helpful and actual.
Any severe pupil of spirituality and the yankee panorama needs to in the future deal with his courting with Alaska, and as soon as in Alaska, he needs to confront Denali, the center of the nation, the nation of the heart.
By Ann Zwinger
These 40 acres, referred to as consistent Friendship after the Maryland land her ancestor settled within the early 1730s, are "a position of all seasons, for even in wintry weather there's a promise of spring, and in spring the foretaste of summer season. The white of snow turns into the white of summer time clouds, the resonant eco-friendly of spruce turns into the fairway head of drake mallard the following a part of each one season is contained in each other."
In attractive and easy language and with eighty illustrations, "Beyond the Aspen Grove" tells of meadow, lake, marsh and wooded area, of algae and dragonflies, of deer and jays that dwell within the skinny transparent air of the mountain world.
"Ann Swingers "Beyond the Aspen Grove" takes us to the Montane sector of Colorado (7,000 to 9,000 toes) to stroll her land together with her, to savour the titanic number of existence to be stumbled on there, above and less than flooring, in its streams, meadows, below the skin of a lake and between its groves of aspen and Ponderosa pine. The e-book is a compendium of knowledge, packed densely with meat like a wealthy nut [a] paintings of affection that also is a piece of technology and a piece of art." may perhaps Sarton in "The ny occasions publication Review"
By Lin Pardey,Larry Pardey
The able Cruiser is a logical extension of the Pardeys’ The Self-Sufficient Sailor, with extra emphasis on seamanship underway, together with cautious research of utmost anchoring events and suggestions for mitigating them. Underlying every bankruptcy is the heat and encouragement that spurred Herb McCormick, editor-at-large for Cruising international, to label Lin and Larry Pardey “the enablers.”
You have to learn the 3rd variation of able Cruiser – either for the information it imparts and the practical seamanship that runs via each web page. – George Day, editor, Blue Water crusing,
Excellent! able Cruiser is only one a part of a must-read sequence for severe sailors.
Karen Larson - Founding Editor, sturdy previous Boat magazine
When it involves the topic of "capable cruising," the Pardeys have actually and figuratively written the ebook on it. the teachings they have discovered after tens of millions of miles at sea are richly deserved, basically imparted, and completely invaluable.
Herb McCormick – Cruising international editor-at-large
The able Cruiser is needs to interpreting for an individual who wish to take their yacht around the waters to excessive experience wherever round the globe.—Midwest e-book Review
Nothing can retain you cruising longer, more secure and on a decrease finances than self-sufficiency, and nobody understands extra approximately it than the Pardeys.—Tom Linskey, Sail Magazine
Sound counsel, event allied to logic . . . it makes an outstanding guide.—Practical Boat Owner
By W. D. Wetherell
By John Carlton
·The so much entire publication on hand on marine propellers, absolutely up-to-date and revised, with 4 new chapters on azimuthing and podded propulsors, propeller-rudder interplay, high-speed propellers, and propeller-ice interaction
·A helpful reference for marine engineers and naval architects accumulating jointly the topic of propulsion know-how, in either conception and perform, over the past 40 years
·Written via a number one specialist on propeller expertise, crucial for college kids of propulsion and hydrodynamics, entire with on-line labored examples
By Vladimir K. Arsenyev,Ivan Yegorchev,Jonathan C. Slaght
In Russia’s a ways East sits the wild Ussuri Kray, a quarter identified for its distant highlands and rugged mountain passes the place tigers and bears roam the cliffs, and salmon and lenok navigate the rivers. during this selection of shuttle writing by means of famed Russian explorer and naturalist Vladimir okay. Arsenyev (1872-1930), readers are shuttled again to the flip of the 20 th century while the Russian Empire used to be reeling from its defeat within the Russo-Japanese battle (1904-1905) and liable to its a long way jap acquaintances. What begun as an day trip to survey the region’s infrastructure for the Russian army become an event via a territory wealthy in ethnic and ecological range. Encountering the disappearing indigenous cultures of the Nanai and Udege, attractive the aid of Korean farmers and chinese language hunters, and witnessing the start of indomitable Russian payment, Arsenyev records the lives and customs of the region’s population and their atmosphere. initially written as "a well known medical description of the Kray," this unabridged version comprises photos mostly unseen for almost a century and is annotated through Jonathan C. Slaght, a biologist operating within the similar forests Arsenyev explored. around the Ussuri Kray is a vintage of northeast Asian cultural and average history.