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6 A DROP TO DRINK
7 KEEPING IT LOCAL FASCINATING FUNGI
8 ENERGY LESSONS CARBON DIET 9 GREEN MARKETING WASTE NOT . . .
10 ECOCIDE PETER BUNYARD Mitigating climate change through rainforest protection.
13 THE TYRANNY OF URGENCY CARLO PETRINI Gastronomy and ecological wisdom.
16 A CHERISHED LAND BILL BRYSON A pledge to safeguard England’s national heritage.
18 NONVIOLENCE JACK SANTA BARBARA Strengthening effectiveness through shared values.
June, sculpture by Emily Young, from Time in the Stone, published by Tacit Hill Editions, 2007, UK
THE MORAL ECONOMY
22 MORAL COMPASS ANDREW SIMMS What is the economy for, and how do we know if it is succeeding?
24 CURRENCY OF THE IMAGINATION ANITA RODDICK To restore beauty in our economy, we need a new currency.
27 POVERTY AND EMPOWERMENT WANGARI MAATHAI Social justice and sustainability are prerequisites for peace.
30 ECONOMICS OF HAPPINESS HELENA NORBERG-HODGE Community is a key ingredient for health and wellbeing.
32 EARTH I LOVE SATISH KUMAR Nature is the real source of our wealth.
34 NATURAL ECONOMY MIGUEL MENDONÇÇA Addressing climate change by working with Nature.
38 LOWER CARBON, HIGHER QUALITY POORAN DESAI How will low-carbon lifestyles work?
40 GLOBO-PETRO-COPS TONY CLARKE Oil, war and climate change.
42 POETRY FIONA SAMPSON The new eco-poets.
44 PATTERN AND METAPHOR LORNA HOWARTH The sculpture of Peter Randall-Page.
47 MARBLING SANDY BROWN A fl uid, unpredictable process.
at the heart of earth, art and spirit
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THE MORAL ECONOMY
ANITA RODDICK’S LAST TESTAMENT: CURRENCY OF IMAGINATION
BILL BRYSON • WANGARI MAATHAI PETER RANDALL-PAGE WOLFGANG SACHS • ANDREW SIMMS
Another Place, sculpture by Antony Gormley
3 BEAUTY & IMAGINATION TRIBUTE TO ANITA RODDICK
48 SLOW TRAVEL BARBARA HADDRILL
50 SENSIBLE SOLUTIONS OLIVER TICKELL
52 TURNING POINT CAROLE BAMFORD
54 GARDENING BRIGITTE NORLAND
56 LETTERS TO THE EDITORS
NOMA BAR illustrates for The Guardian
CLIFFORD HARPER is a militant anarchist
MATT KENYON illustrates for The Guardian
TRUDA LANE is an artist living in North Devon
AXEL SCHEFFLER illustrates children’s books, most recently Charlie Cook’s Favourite Book
LINDA SCOTT is a freelance illustrator
4 Resurgence No. 245 November/December 2007 REVIEWS
58 IN MY OWN WORDS Fair Future
59 MONOPOLISING ADVANTAGE DAVID BOYLE reviews
60 LESSONS FROM THE PAST DAN GRACE reviews A New Green History of the World
61 AGRICULTURE OF NONSENSE COLIN TUDGE reviews A History of World Agriculture
62 UNDER STRESS LORNA HOWARTH reviews
The Upside of Down
63 WHOLE PLANET RE-THINK HORATIO MORPURGO reviews
64 GIVING NATURE ITS DUE EDMUND O’SULLIVAN reviews Nature’s Due
65 THINKING DIFFERENTLY MARY TASKER reviews Visionaries of the 20th Century
66 FOOD AT ITS FULLEST PETER KINDERSLEY reviews
Slow Food Nation
67 WE ARE ARCHITECTS OF AN EMPTY HOUSE PETER ABBS reviews
68 CLASSIFIED ADVERTS 70 DISPLAY ADVERTS
Mawddach Estuary, from Journey Through The British Isles by Harry Cory Wright, published by Merrell, 2007, UK, ISBN 978-1-8589-4367-1
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Editors’ Selection To read a selection of articles that didn’t make it into the magazine this issue, visit www.resurgence.org/selection. There you will fi nd a piece by John Moat called ‘Clayman’ on the surreal and inspiring work of artist Andrew Wood. Then, Deborah Ravetz dicusses the work of artist Sylvia von Hartmann in her article ‘A Cause for Celebration’. There is also a fascinating article called ‘Beauty and the Bomb’ by Christopher Powici that discusses our perception of landscape and how what we fi nd beautiful is not always natural. Last but not least is Karen Rideout’s ‘Food for Thought’, a delve into innovation in the food industry
and how it is actually degrading rather than enhancing the quality of food. www.resurgence.org/selection
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