Daily Archives: January 5, 2023

Edge of Extinction: The Stench of Death

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National suicide hotline is 988. You are not alone.

The Drowned Ancient Civilisation Beneath The Black Sea | Dark Secrets of the Black Sea | Odyssey

Odyssey – Ancient History Documentaries

Dec 30. 2023

Does the Black Sea hide the dark secrets of a long-lost ancient civilization? An international group of experts examine the evidence for this possible bronze age civilisation and more in the depths of this mysterious sea.

‘River of rain’ spreads death and destruction in California

CBC News: The National

Jan 5, 2023

Destructive weather is raining down hard on California, with 35 million people under a flood watch and tens of thousands of people in northern and central parts of the state without power. At least two deaths have been reported thus far.

Noam Chomsky on Trade and NAFTA (1993)

Manufacturing Intellect Sep 3, 2017

Professor Noam Chomsky analyzed President Clinton’s foreign policy and criticizes aspects of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Young Noam Chomsky on Daniel Ellsberg (1971)

Manufacturing Intellect Aug 27, 2012

Noam Chomsky defends the disclosure and leaks of the Pentagon Papers and argues against prosecution of Daniel Ellsberg.

Education Is a System of Indoctrination of the Young Noam Chomsky



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Peter Singer: Eating Ethically Lecture

voicesfromoxfordUK Oct 1, 2013

Peter Singer delivers a lecture at the Examination Schools, University of Oxford as part of Balliol College’s 750th Anniversary Celebrations. He runs through a plethora of arguments in favour of vegetarianism and veganism, based on the inhumane treatment of animals and environmental concerns. The lecture was attended by many hundreds of people from the University of Oxford. Prof Singer was introduced by organiser Greg Lehman, and the Master of Balliol College, Sir Drummond Bone

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The First Eden: The Mediterranean World and Man: David Attenborough

Chronicles the history of the Mediterranean, examining how the region became the source of Western society and revealing man’s changing attitudes toward the natural world

From Publishers Weekly

Life on Earth and The Living Planet were print companions to Attenborough’s highly acclaimed television series; in this lavishly illustrated volume, also a TV tie-in, he focuses on the cradle of Western civilization, tracing the life of the Mediterranean from salt bed to lush paradise and its ultimate exploitation. History, natural history and archeology come together in a narrative that portrays the changing attitudes of mankind toward the environment. Attenborough surveys early plant and animal life; he discusses climatic changes, noting that today the hostile season is summer. An examination of prehistoric cave drawings leads to the subject of animal gods and sacrificial worship. The domestication of the horse opened the doors to wars and migration; Attenborough chronicles the movements in both directions from the Huns to the Crusaders and, finally, looks at more recent despoliation. The final chapter locates pockets of Edenareas of preservation. BOMC and QPBC main selections.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Library Journal

The First Eden accompanies this fall’s PBS series on the natural history of that most lived-in of landscapes, the Mediterranean world. Humankind accordingly plays a larger role here than in Attenborough’s Life on Earth ( LJ 11/1/81) but is seen in terms of plants and animals; the ancient animal gods of Egypt, Crete, and Rome; medieval bestiaries; and the devastation of the French vineyards in 1863 are among the topics discussed. Some of Attenborough’s connections, such as the ecological impact of the Crusades, are tenuous, and his knowledge of history can be patchy. But he shines when describing interesting animals, such as the Egyptian fruit bat. The illustrations are glorious.

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Little, Brown; 1st edition (January 1, 1987)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 240 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0316057509
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0316057509
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.84 pounds


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