CONTENTS No.247 March/April 2008
6 THE FORGOTTEN MAP MANFRED MAX-NEEF It’s time to navigate alternative routes.
10 THE RHYTHM OF GRATITUDE DAVID ORR Life without wonder is not worth living.
12 INTELLIGENT GROWTH STEPHAN HARDING Seeing ‘growth’ in another light.
CLIMATE, BIODIVERSITY & LIVELIHOODS
14 THE LANGUAGE OF NATURE LIZ HOSKEN Introducing this issue’s special feature.
16 OFFSETTING DEMOCRACY KEVIN SMITH Exposing the inadequacies of carbon trading.
18 FEEDING PEOPLE OR CARS? ROBIN MAYNARD & VANDANA SHIVA Rebuilding agricultural resilience. 20 SMOKESTACKS AND SMOKESCREENS HENK HOBBELINK The realities of agrofuel production.
22 WEBS OF LIFE ANGELA CORDEIRO Reconnecting local networks.
24 NATURAL LAW ANDREW KIMBRELL Transforming legal systems.
26 EARTH JURISPRUDENCE IAN MASON Principles for a natural way of living.
28 AFRICAN SPIRIT HAIDEE SWANBY An interview with Mphatheleni Makaulule.
30 GAIAN RENAISSANCE BRIAN GOODWIN The emergence of a new cultural vision.
32 WHAT WE CAN DO
34 MILK OF HUMAN KINDNESS SOPHIE POKLEWSKI KOZIELL Animal welfare is paramount in organic dairy production.
36 THE CAT THAT WALKED BY HIMSELF JONATHAN STEDALL The centennial year of Cecil Collins.
39 BODY, BEING, PLACE NATASHA RIVETT-CARNAC A conversation with Antony Gormley.
3 WELCOME SATISH KUMAR
41 SHORT STORY WENDELL BERRY
46 DEEP SPIRIT THOMAS MOORE
48 SLOW TRAVEL MARK SMITH
50 GARDENING BRIGITTE NORLAND
52 SENSIBLE SOLUTIONS OLIVER TICKELL
54 A SENSE OF PLACE JULES PRETTY
55 LETTER FROM AMERICA SUZI GABLIK
56 LETTERS TO THE EDITORS
CLIFFORD HARPER is an anarchist illustrator. MATT KENYON illustrates for The Guardian. JAY LUTTMAN-JOHNSON is an artist. AXEL SCHEFFLER illustrates children’s books.
BOOKS & REVIEWS
58 IN MY OWN WORDS Making Time STEVE TAYLOR
60 CYCLING COMMUNITY LORNA HOWARTH reviews Cycling to Work
61 AN INNOCENT EYE JOHN LANE reviews Mary Newcomb
62 BEYOND THE BROCHURE RICHARD HAMMOND reviews The Final Call
63 GRANDMOTHER’S SCRAPBOOK BRIGITTE NORLAND reviews The Biodynamic Year
64 PICTURES PAINT A THOUSAND WORDS OLIVER TICKELL reviews Earth Then and Now
65 LOVER OF WISDOM KEITH CRITCHLOW & EMMA CLARK review The Essential Seyyed Hossein Nasr
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4 Resurgence No. 247 March/April 2008 ILLUSTRATION: CLIFFORD HARPER
66 A BOUQUET OF ORIGINAL THOUGHT CHELLIS GLENDINNING reviews Tough Little Beauties
67 A LIFE IN WRITING FIONA SAMPSON reviews The Flowering of Flint
68 21ST CENTURY SPIRITUALITY JONATHON PORRITT reviews Spirituality as a Public Good
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