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Book reviews - reviews of selected recent publications in our field of interest

The Madhouse Effect: How Climate Change Denial is Threatening our Planet, Destroying our Politics and Driving us Crazy

manns madhouseBy Michael E. Mann and Tom Toles

Review by Adrian Tait

This is a good read and the Mann-Toles partnership works well.

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'Other Than Mother: Choosing Childlessness with Life in Mind

otherthanmotherby Kamalamani Earth Books 2016

This book explores how choosing to have children is a private decision with global consequences.

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Black Earth: The Holocaust as History & Warning

blackearthby Timothy Snyder London The Bodley Head 2015 

Review by Paul Hoggett

With winter nearing an end the current movement of well over one million refugees, largely from the war torn Middle East, into Europe sees no sign of abating. 

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Out of the Shadow: Ecopsychology, Story and Encounters with the Land

westby Rinda West University of Virginia Press November 2007

Review by Tom J. Hillard

Much ecocriticism romanticises nature and downplays “representations of nature as threatening or fearful”.

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Flight Behaviour

Kingsolverby Barbara Kingsolver Faber & Faber 2012

Review by Adrian Tait

In its use of climate change as a central 'character', Barbara Kingsolver’s Flight Behaviour (2012) is, to date, probably the outstanding climate novel of the 21st century.

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