Issue 190 • September/October 1998
Nature, Science and Society
THE LONGEVITY REVOLUTION • Theodore Roszak
The aging population is not a problem, it is the true wealth of nations.
KEEP US IN OUR OLD AGE • Peter Lang
The financial institutions earn more from pension funds than the old age pensioners!
TECHNOLOGY AND LIFESTYLES • Amory Lovins
The publication of Factor Four - Doubling Wealth, Halving Resource Use was seen by many as heralding a new direction for technological progress. But can clean, green technology produce a genuinely ecological lifestyle? Amory Lovins, one of the book's authors, co-founder of the Rocky Mountain Insatiate, and a pioneer of the concept of 'soft energy', talks to David Nicholson-Lord.
WE SHALL BE WHOLE • Prof P. Krishna
Science and spirituality are two aspects of a single reality. There is no antagonism between them.
MINI-NEIGHBOURHOODS • Mary Roslin & Martin Field
The British Government is proposing to build four million new houses by 2010! 'Co-housing' is a way of moving from house-building to community-building.
IS NATURE REAL? • Gary Snyder
Those deconstructionists who believe that nature is merely a 'social construction' are deluding themselves.
SCIENCE, SOCIETY AND NATURE • Jane Lubchenco
Is science prepared to meet the real challenges facing the future? The answer is 'No.' Humanity is entering the century of the environment. A new contract is needed between science and society.
THE PEASANT ART OF EXQUISITE BEAUTY • Rebecca Hossack
The women of Janakpur may be poor and illiterate, but they are great artists.
MICHAEL HONNOR: A PAINTER OF THE WILD • Jenny Pery
The wild landscapes of Dartmoor, the Yorkshire Dales and west coast of Scotland have inspired the work of Michael Honnor.
GARDEN RESTORED • Brigitte Norland
The visitors to the restored garden of Heligan feel part of the whole and not processed through the ticket office and round the garden. There is an exchange of intimacy.
NATURE CORDONNED-OFF • Paul Kingsnorth
Wilderness in Britain has been pushed into a corner.
A COMMON PRAYER • Michael Leunig
When prayer occurs our soul is revitalised; the garden is watered.
A SUSTAINABLE LIFESTYLE • Jenny Morton
I, my husband and our seven children live on an eight-acre smallholding on the Scilly Isles. We grow most of our food and educate our children in a small school which we run on our land.'
SHUN THE AWFUL SHOPS' • John Seymour
The idea of cheap and easy shopping in superstores is an illusion.
WHOLESOME FOOD • Alan Gear
The least we can learn from the BSE catastrophe is to switch from agribusiness to agriculture and grow food organically.
A BIO-CENTRIC WORLDVIEW • Kirkpatrick Sale
Paul Shepherd rejected the 'human-centred' notions of modern society.
CREATING RAINFORESTS • Jay Walljasper
This Columbian example of true sustainability shows a way to reforest the world.
Video - MINDWALK • Joseph D'Morais
Review of Explores the new worldview for an ecologically sustainable future in a video based on Fritjof Capra's book - The Turning Point.
ART OF DELIGHT • Kathleen Raine
Review of Art: For Whom and For What? - Brian Keeble
SELF AND COMMUNITY • Ivor Stolliday
Review of The New Golden Rule - Amitai Etzioni
HUMAN HABITATS • David Pearson
Review of Designing Ecological Settlements - Margrit And Declan Kennedy (eds)
MOVED BY MOUNTAINS • Julia Ponsonby
Review of Sacred Mountains: Ancient Wisdom and Modern Meaning - Adrian Cooper
RADICAL RELIGION • Martine Batchelor
Review of Engaged Buddhism: Buddhist Liberation Movements in Asia - Christopher s. Queen and Sallie B. King
ENVIRONMENTAL VALUE • Seaton Baxter
Review of Valuing Nature: Economics, Ethics and Environment - John Foster (ed)
WORKERS FOR ECOLOGY? • Dave Elliott
Review of Reforming Energy: Sustainable Futures and Global Labour - Peter Colley
THE SPIRIT OF FARMING • Julian Rose
Review of Farms of Tomorrow Revisited - Trauger Grohe and Steven Mcfadden
INTIMATE IMAGES • Suzi Gablik
Review of Home Altars of Mexico - Dana Salvo with R. Gutierrez, S. Scalora and W. Beezley
PERILS OF GLOBALIZATION • Richard Douthwaite
Review of The Global Trap: Globalization and the Assault on Democracy and Prosperity - Hans-Peter Martin and Harald Schumann
GARDENS OF GRACE • Ronald Lello
Review of Sacred Gardens - Roni Jay
SCIENCE WHERE IT LEADS • Chris Clarke
Review of The Spirit of Science: from Experiment to Experience - David Lorimer (ed)
OBSESSION WITH ECONOMY • Philip Conford
Review of The Political Economy of Social Credit and Guild Socialism - Frances Hutchinson and Brian Burkitt
STILL LIFE WITH PASSION • Brian Goodwin
Review of In Search of Nature - E.O. Wilson
RICH TRADITIONS • John Lane
Review of Tribes - Art Wolfe