In a groundbreaking debut, farmer and social scientist Chris Smaje argues that organising society around small-scale farming offers the soundest, sanest and most reasonable response to climate change and other crises of civilisation-and will yield humanity's best chance at survival.
The story of oil is one of hubris, fortune, betrayal, and destruction. It is the story of a resource that has been undeniably central to the creation of our modern culture, and ever-present during the darkest exploits of empire the world over
Imagine an unseen universe, one that exists literally beneath our notice. One that is only visible to human eyes when magnified by powerful instruments. Then, we see a veritable garden of diversity-communities of microbes living in cooperation and competition, much as we humans do in our macro-sized world.
Covers eight important areas of progress made by a group of environmental activists (the Bioneers), offering a glimpse into the changes that are underway on many vital issues in environmental restoration and sustenance. Originally published as Restoring the Earth: Visionary Solutions from the Bioneers (HJ Kramer, 1997).