Daily Archives: November 6, 2018

Slavery, Rebellion, and Abolition – 2017 Catalog

Slavery, Rebellion, and Abolition

Bros are pleased to offer a group of 50 or so items relating to the slave trade. This is our first list dedicated to the subject in a decade.

Please see the below for a selection of highlights, click here to view a browsable list and here for the full catalogue.

The Slave Trade

Maggs are happy to present its latest catalogue documenting the slave trade and its abolition, 1690-1880.

The items are drawn from the United States and England, France and Spain, Liberia and Ghana. The period covers the American, French, and Haiti revolutions. In addition to books, there are broadsides, prints and manuscripts.

Please make any enquiries via email (mark) or by phone (0207 493 7160). Books are available to view at 48 Bedford Square, or by appointment at our 46 Curzon Street premises in Mayfair.

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The Bet: Paul Ehrlich, Julian Simon, and Our Gamble over Earth’s Future: Paul Sabin

Are we headed for a world of scarce resources and environmental catastrophe, or will innovation and markets yield greater prosperity

In 1980, the iconoclastic economist Julian Simon challenged celebrity biologist Paul Ehrlich to a bet. Their wager on the future prices of five metals captured the public’s imagination as a test of coming prosperity or doom. Ehrlich, author of the landmark book The Population Bomb, predicted that rising populations would cause overconsumption, resource scarcity, and famine—with apocalyptic consequences for humanity. Simon optimistically countered that human welfare would flourish thanks to flexible markets, technological change, and our collective ingenuity.

Simon and Ehrlich’s debate reflected a deepening national conflict over the future of the planet. The Bet weaves the two men’s lives and ideas together with the era’s partisan political clashes over the environment and the role of government. In a lively narrative leading from the dawning environmentalism of the 1960s through the pivotal presidential contest between Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan and on into the 1990s, Paul Sabin shows how the fight between Ehrlich and Simon—between environmental fears and free-market confidence—helped create the gulf separating environmentalists and their critics today. Drawing insights from both sides, Sabin argues for using social values, rather than economic or biological absolutes, to guide society’s crucial choices relating to climate change, the planet’s health, and our own.

Chiquita Is Corporate Organized Crime

Published on Nov 6, 2018
The Ring of Fire

Chiquita International reached a settlement with families of six Americans who were killed by the Colombia FARC terrorist group. Ring of Fire’s Mike Papantonio and Peter Mougey discuss this issue.

Yale – Environmental Humanities

In this time of profound environmental transformation, humanities perspectives are urgently needed to help interpret and give meaning to the rapidly changing world around us. Humanities scholars have an opportunity to reshape how we think about environmental problems and “the environment” itself.

Read more about the Yale Environmental Humanities Initiative.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, we will pursue a yearlong conversation on “Energy Humanities,” in addition to our regular ongoing programming. The Energy Humanities thematic year includes roundtables and workshops featuring Yale faculty and student work, six visiting speakers, and two international workshops. Two new courses, “American Energy History” and “Energy and Society” also will be offered in the spring semester.

Climate Change and Regreening the Emerald Planet: Dwight H. Terry Lectures 2018 | Thomas Lovejoy

Published on Nov 6, 2018

Thomas Lovejoy, University professor at George Mason and senior fellow at the United Nations Foundation, delivers the last of three lectures on the importance of values and their potential application to solving environmental challenges.

The challenge of climate change. How is it affecting the Emerald Planet? How much might be “too much”? Is the sixth extinction at hand? How can ecosystem restoration help us address climate change and how that might change our perceptions of how our planet works? And how it might best nurture human aspiration? What is the role of awe?

Fragmenting Creation – Dwight H. Terry Lectures 2018

Published on Nov 6, 2018

Thomas Lovejoy, University professor at George Mason and senior fellow at the United Nations Foundation, delivers the second of three lectures on the importance of values and their potential application to solving environmental challenges.

Professor Lovejoy tells the story of how science eventually tumbled into recognition of the conservation importance of habitat fragmentation. He explores how natural connections can be restored in landscapes. And turns to questions of values: “Can we advance from thinking of nature as small patches isolated in human-dominated landscapes to an outlook where human aspiration is imbedded in nature? Can we adequately feed additional billions of people without obliterating most of wild nature? What is the role of human settlements?’

Under a Desert Sky – Dwight H. Terry Lectures 2018

Published on Nov 6, 2018

Thomas Lovejoy, University professor at George Mason and senior fellow at the United Nations Foundation, delivers the first of three lectures on the importance of values and their potential application to solving environmental challenges.

Professor Lovejoy explores the complexity of the relationship between people and the environment. Science illuminates the various ways in which we affect the environment, he says, and science can help us consider which ways might be more or less desirable. He explains the gift of blue-green bacteria, and asks “Are planetary boundaries real? And can they inform us about possible choices?” There are multiple ways in which nature nurtures humanity, he concludes, but are there ways—beyond the utilitarian—to value and consequently respect nature?

What Were The Results Of Your Studies Comparing Animal Based Diets Versus Plant-Based Diets?

The Real Truth About Health
Published on Nov 6, 2018

For decades T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D. has been at the forefront of nutrition education and research. Dr. Campbell’s expertise and scientific interests encompass relationships between diet and disease, particularly the causation of cancer. His legacy, the China Project, is one of the most comprehensive studies of health and nutrition ever conducted. The New York Times has recognized the study as the “Grand Prix of epidemiology.”

Dr. Campbell is the coauthor of the bestselling book The China Study: Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss, and Long-term Health, and author of the New York Times bestseller Whole, and The Low-Carb Fraud. He is featured in several documentaries including the blockbuster Forks Over Knives, Eating You Alive, Food Matters, Plant Pure Nation and others. He is the founder of the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies and the online Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate in partnership with eCornell.

Dr. Campbell has conducted original research both in laboratory experiments and in large-scale human studies; received over 70 grant-years of peer-reviewed research funding (mostly with NIH), served on grant review panels of multiple funding agencies, actively participated in the development of national and international nutrition policy, authored over 300 research papers and given hundreds of lectures around the world.

He was trained at Cornell University (M.S., Ph.D.) and MIT (Research Associate) in nutrition, biochemistry, and toxicology. Dr. Campbell spent 10 years on the faculty of Virginia Tech’s Department of Biochemistry and Nutrition before returning to Cornell in 1975 where he presently holds his Endowed Chair as the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Biochemistry in the Division of Nutritional Sciences.

Connect with The Real Truth About Health http://www.therealtruthabouthealth.com/


This is the Institute for New Economic Thinking

New Economic Thinking
Published on Mar 21, 2018

Economics can be creative, it can be rigorous, it can be relevant. Founded in the wake of the financial crisis in 2009, the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization devoted to developing and sharing ideas that can repair our broken economy and create a more equal, prosperous, and just society. We conduct and commission research, convene forums for exchanging ideas, develop curricula, and nurture a global community of young scholars to meet current and future challenges. Learn more at https://www.ineteconomics.org

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Guy McPherson Climate Change Talk Seattle Washington

Published on Jan 23, 2017

A talk by Professor Emeritus Guy McPherson on climate catastrophe on June 17th, 2015 in Seattle Washington. To visit Guy’s blog go to https://guymcpherson.com/

The Collapse of the American Empire?

Published on Sep 12, 2018
The Agenda with Steve Paikin

The Agenda welcomes Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges, who over the past decade and a half has made his name as a columnist, activist and author. He’s been a vociferous public critic of presidents on both sides of the American political spectrum, and his latest book, ‘America, the Farewell Tour,’ is nothing short of a full-throated throttling of the political, social, and cultural state of his country.