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The Paper Garden: Mrs. Delany Begins Her Life’s Work at 72 by Molly Peacock. McClelland & Stewart 2010. The eighteenth century was an amazing time. It saw the beginning of the Industrial Revolution and of the American Revolution. It was … Continue reading
The End of Growth: Adapting to Our New Economic Reality by Richard Heinberg. New Society Publishers 2011. Since World War II, economic thought has been dominated by Keynesian theory, developed by John Maynard Keynes, and neoliberal theory as espoused by … Continue reading
More Money than Brains: Why School Sucks, College is Crap & Idiots Think They’re Right by Laura Penny. McClelland & Stewart 2010. Penny’s basic premise is that the people she labels nerds, particularly those who aspire to higher education, are … Continue reading
Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet by Bill McKibben. Alfred A Knopf Canada 2010. My 84-year-old aunt doesn’t believe in climate change. Here’s the thing, though. Climate change is a lot like gravity. It doesn’t matter one … Continue reading
The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary by Andrew Westoll. Hapercollins 2011. The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary tells the story of Andrew Westoll’s experiences with the chimpanzees at Fauna Sanctuary over a summer that he spent as a volunteer living and working … Continue reading
A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson. Doubleday Canada 1997. When Bill Bryson moved to a small New Hampshire town, he noticed a trail disappearing into the woods at the edge of the village. It was part of the … Continue reading