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We present a selection of our reviews covering significant, groundbreaking books and films that are often ignored by the mainstream media. The reviews include those that have been published in the magazine and additional reviews that for reasons of space we were unable to publish in the magazine.

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Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability by Karen Christensen

Issue 283 • March/April 2014 > Reviews > Moving the World

Bleating Hearts: The Hidden World of Animal Suffering by Mark Hawthorne

Issue 283 • March/April 2014 > Reviews > A Moral Issue

Consolations of the Forest: Alone in a Cabin in the Middle Taiga by Sylvain Tesson

Issue 283 • March/April 2014 > Reviews > Purity of Solitude

Hidden Beauty of the Commonplace: A Nature Mystic's Reflections upon the True Meaning of Freedom by Philip Pegler

Issue 283 • March/April 2014 > Reviews > Another Language

Monte León National Park by Tom Butler (ed)

Issue 283 • March/April 2014 > Reviews > Staggering Beauty

The Book of Barely Imagined Beings: A 21st-century Bestiary by Caspar Henderson

Issue 283 • March/April 2014 > Reviews > Wonder of Life

The Promise by Nicola Davies & Laura Carlin

Issue 283 • March/April 2014 > Reviews > A Message of Hope

Reviews from the past year

A Complexity Approach to Sustainability: Theory and Application by Angela Espinosa & Jon Walker

Issue 282 • January/February 2014 > Reviews > Decentralised Democracy

A Gift for the Magus by Linda Proud

Issue 279 • July/August 2013 > Web Exclusives > Review > An Act of Love

Animal Wise: The Thoughts and Emotions of our Fellow Creatures by Virginia Morell

Issue 281 • November/December 2013 > Web Exclusives > Review > Do Animals Think and Feel?

Corporation 2020: Transforming Business for Tomorrow's World by Pavan Sukhdev

Issue 277 • March/April 2013 > Reviews > Pursuing Change

Cycling After Thomas and the English by David Caddy

Issue 282 • January/February 2014 > Reviews > A Poet's Pilgrim

East of the Sun, West of the Moon by Jackie Morris

Issue 280 • September/October 2013 > Reviews > A Journey Unfolds

Entanglements: New Ecopoetry by David Knowles & Sharon Blackie (eds)

Issue 279 • July/August 2013 > Web Exclusives > Review > Human-Nature Continuum

Farming the City: Food as a Tool for Today's Urbanisation by Francesca Miazzo & Mark Minkjan

Issue 281 • November/December 2013 > Reviews > Food in Our Cities

Fathomless Heart: The Spiritual and Philosophical Reflections of an English Poet-Sage by Lewis Thompson

Issue 277 • March/April 2013 > Reviews > Towards the Unknown

Feral: Searching for Enchantment on the Frontiers of Rewilding by George Mobiot

Issue 280 • September/October 2013 > Reviews > An Elephant in the Woods

Flight Behaviour by Barbara Kingsolver

Issue 280 • September/October 2013 > Reviews > Class, Poverty and Climate Change

How Much is Enough? : The Love of Money, and the Case for the Good Life by Robert Skidelsky & Edward Skidelsky

Issue 277 • March/April 2013 > Reviews > What Price the Good Life?

In Search of Happiness: Understanding an Endangered State of Mind by John F Schumaker

Issue 277 • March/April 2013 > Reviews > In Search of Happiness

Kith: The Riddle of the Childscape by Jay Griffiths

Issue 281 • November/December 2013 > Reviews > Loss of the Childscape

Meme Wars: The Creative Destruction of Neoclassical Economics by Kalle Lasn & Adbusters

Issue 281 • November/December 2013 > Reviews > An Economic Prophylactic

My Dear Jim: An Artist in War and Peace by John Spradbery

Issue 278 • May/June 2013 > Reviews > Enduring Spirit

Out of This Earth: East India Adivasis and the Aluminium Cartel by Felix Padel & Samarendra Das

Issue 282 • January/February 2014 > Reviews > A Bleak Picture

Owning Our Future: The Emerging Ownership Revolution by Marjorie Kelly

Issue 278 • May/June 2013 > Reviews > Owning and Owing

Plastic Ocean: How a Sea Captain's Chance Discovery Launched a Determined Quest to Save the Oceans by Charles Moore

Issue 280 • September/October 2013 > Reviews > Plastic Awareness

Poet and Critic: The Letters of Ted Hughes and Keith Sagar by Keith Sagar (ed)

Issue 277 • March/April 2013 > Reviews > A Meeting of Minds & Hearts

Resonance: Beings of Frequency by James Russell

Issue 280 • September/October 2013 > Web Exclusives > Review > The Ghost at our Table

Shelley at Oxford: Blasphemy, Book-burning and Bedlam by Heathcote Williams

Issue 278 • May/June 2013 > Reviews > A Poetic Revolutionary

Sightlines by Kathleen Jamie

Issue 279 • July/August 2013 > Reviews > Radiant Silence

Small World Big Ideas by Satish Kumar (ed)

Issue 278 • May/June 2013 > Reviews > Eleven Extraordinary Activists

Soil Lives!: A Biography of the Uncelebrated Earth Beneath Our Feet by Martin Wood

Issue 282 • January/February 2014 > Reviews > Healthy Soil

Spiritual Ecology: A Quiet Revolution by Leslie E Sponsel

Issue 282 • January/February 2014 > Web Exclusives > Review > Enduring Wisdom

Sustainability: A Cultural History by Ulrich Grober

Issue 277 • March/April 2013 > Reviews > Reclaiming Sustainability

Taking Appearances Seriously: The Dynamic Way of Seeing in Goethe and European Thought by Henri Bortoft

Issue 281 • November/December 2013 > Reviews > The Dynamic Way of Seeing

Talking Green by Colin Ward

Issue 278 • May/June 2013 > Reviews > Anarchic Seeds

The Art of Mindful Walking: Meditations on the Path by Adam Ford

Issue 279 • July/August 2013 > Reviews > The Path Less Travelled

The Bioregional Economy: Land, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness by Molly Scott Cato

Issue 278 • May/June 2013 > Web Exclusives > Review > A Spiritual Connection to the Soil

The Black Pimpernel by Richard Ryder

Issue 281 • November/December 2013 > Reviews > A Hero for Our Time

The Blue Sapphire of the Mind: Notes for a Contemplative Ecology by Christie E Douglas

Issue 281 • November/December 2013 > Reviews > Limitless Beauty

The Carbon Cycle: Crossing the Great Divide by Kate Rawles

Issue 277 • March/April 2013 > Reviews > Crossing the Great Divide

The Carbon Cycle: Crossing the Great Divide by Kate Rawles

Issue 278 • May/June 2013 > Web Exclusives > Review > Don't lobby your MP - 'be' your MP

The Case for Working with Your Hands: Or Why Office Work is Bad for Us and Fixing Things Feels Good by Matthew Crawford

Issue 279 • July/August 2013 > Reviews > A Sense of Vocation

The Compassionate Animal by Barbara Gardner

Issue 280 • September/October 2013 > Reviews > A Global Family

The Life and Death of Secondary Education for All by Richard Pring

Issue 279 • July/August 2013 > Reviews > Another Education

The Lion's World: A Journey into the Heart of Narnia by Rowan Williams

Issue 279 • July/August 2013 > Reviews > Allegorical Storytelling

The Living Mountain by Nan Shepherd

Issue 277 • March/April 2013 > Reviews > A Meditation on Mountains

The Mara Crossing by Ruth Padel

Issue 281 • November/December 2013 > Reviews > Poetry with Purpose

The Nature of Business: Redesigning for Resilience by Giles Hutchins

Issue 278 • May/June 2013 > Reviews > Business Harmony

The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot by Robert Macfarlane

Issue 282 • January/February 2014 > Reviews > Landscape and the Human Heart

The Power of Silence: The Riches That Lie Within by Graham Turner

Issue 279 • July/August 2013 > Reviews > The Sovereignty of Silence

The Resilience Imperative: Cooperative Transitions to a Steady-state Economy by Michael Lewis & Patrick Conaty

Issue 277 • March/April 2013 > Reviews > Slow Protest

The Shape of Green: Aesthetics, Ecology and Design by Lance Hosey

Issue 282 • January/February 2014 > Reviews > Beauty Can Save the Planet

The Trouble with Billionaires: How the Super-Rich Hijacked the World (and How We Can Take It Back) by Linda McQuaig & Neil Brooks

Issue 282 • January/February 2014 > Reviews > Economic Democracy

The Wisdom of Animals by Vernon Coleman & Donna Antoinette Coleman

Issue 281 • November/December 2013 > Web Exclusives > Review > Do Animals Think and Feel?

The World We Made: Alex McKay's Story from 2050 by Jonathon Porritt

Issue 282 • January/February 2014 > Reviews > Saved By Technology?

Thinking Like A Plant: A Living Science for Life by Craig Holdrege

Issue 281 • November/December 2013 > Reviews > Living Thinking

Under the Green Wood: Picturing the British Tree from Constable to Kurt Jackson by Anne Anderson

Issue 282 • January/February 2014 > Reviews > Long Live Trees

What Has Nature Ever Done For Us? : How Money Really Does Grow on Trees by Tony Juniper

Issue 278 • May/June 2013 > Reviews > Earth Debt

What Money Can't Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets by Michael Sandel

Issue 277 • March/April 2013 > Reviews > What Price the Good Life?

Why Genes Are Not Selfish and People are Nice: A Challenge to the Dangerous Ideas that Dominate our Lives by Colin Tudge

Issue 280 • September/October 2013 > Reviews > Why Genes Are Not Selfish

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