Book reviews

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.

Reviews from the past year are shown below. Older reviews are listed separately. Reviews can also be located through our article archive search facility.

Latest Reviews

Reviews from the past year

A Dance with Hermes by Lindsay Clarke

Issue 305 • November/December 2017 > Web Exclusives > Review > The Trickster

A rich selection of books on topics as diverse as futurology, Nature writing, politics and poetry by Various Authors

Issue 306 • January/February 2018 > Reviews > Books of the Year

Among the Summer Snows by Christopher Nicholson

Issue 305 • November/December 2017 > Reviews > A Touch of Winter in August

Awake : A Dream From Standing Rock by Josh Fox, James Spione, Myron Dewey

Issue 306 • January/February 2018 > Reviews > Joining Hands at Standing Rock

Bike Boom: The Unexpected Resurgence of Cycling by Carlton Reid

Issue 306 • January/February 2018 > Reviews > Pedalling on a Bumpy Road

Birds in the Ancient World: Winged Words by Jeremy Mynott

Issue 310 • September/October 2018 > Reviews > A World Closer to Nature

Botanical Folk Tales of Britain and Ireland by Lisa Schneidau

Issue 310 • September/October 2018 > Reviews > Once Upon a Thyme

Cool Cities: Urban Sovereignty and the Fix for Global Warming by Benjamin R Barber

Issue 305 • November/December 2017 > Reviews > Within City Limits

Down To Earth: Politics in the New Climatic Regime by Bruno Latour

Issue 310 • September/October 2018 > Reviews > New Politics For The Coming Crisis

Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming by Paul Hawken

Issue 309 • July/August 2018 > Reviews > Shining New Light on Our Future

Eat Up! Food, Appetite and Eating What You Want by Ruby Tandoh

Issue 309 • July/August 2018 > Reviews > An Appetite for Connection

Eye for Detail: Images of Plants and Animals in Art and Science 1500-1630 by Florike Egmond

Issue 305 • November/December 2017 > Reviews > Up Close and Beautiful

Fertile Edges: Regenerating Land, Culture and Hope by Maddy Harland

Issue 307 • March/April 2018 > Reviews > A Nourishing Read

Food Sovereignty, Agroecology and Biocultural Diversity by Michel P Pimbert

Issue 308 • May/June 2018 > Reviews > There is Another Way

From Global to Local: the Making of Things and the End of Globalization by Finbarr Livesey

Issue 306 • January/February 2018 > Reviews > A 3D Future is Missing a Dimension

Generation Zapped by Sabine El Gemayel

Issue 306 • January/February 2018 > Reviews > A CALL FOR SCREEN PROTECTION

Humankind: Solidarity with Non-human people by Timothy Morton

Issue 307 • March/April 2018 > Reviews > Planetary Communism

Indira Gandhi: A Life in Nature by Jairam Ramesh

Issue 307 • March/April 2018 > Reviews > A Premier and A Conservationist

Is Racism an Environmental Threat? by Ghassan Hage

Issue 308 • May/June 2018 > Reviews > Nature, Race and an Idea of Home

Islander : A Journey Around Our Archipelago by Patrick Barkham

Issue 307 • March/April 2018 > Reviews > Worlds Unto Themselves

Matter & Desire: An Erotic Ecology by Andreas Webber

Issue 308 • May/June 2018 > Reviews > The Biological Power of Love

More than Happiness: Buddhist and Stoic Wisdom for a Sceptical Age by Antonia Macaro

Issue 310 • September/October 2018 > Reviews > One Good Life, Two Systems

Morning: How to Make Time - A Manifesto by Allan Jenkins

Issue 309 • July/August 2018 > Reviews > A Morning Wake-Up Call

Nature's Temples: The Complex World of Old-growth Forests by Joan Maloof

Issue 305 • November/December 2017 > Reviews > Branching Out

No Is Not Enough by Naomi Klein

Issue 305 • November/December 2017 > Reviews > Playing The Trump Card

Oak and Ash and Thorn: The Ancient Woods and New Forests of Britain by Peter Fiennes

Issue 305 • November/December 2017 > Reviews > Branching Out

Oaks and the Apennines: Truffle Cultivation, Heritage Foods, Sustainability and Well-Being in Italy by Tamara J Griffiths

Issue 305 • November/December 2017 > Reviews > Digging for Black Gold

Our Place: Can We Save Britain's Wildlife Before It Is Too Late? by Mark Cocker

Issue 309 • July/August 2018 > Reviews > Our Vanishingly Pleasant Land

Out of the Wreckage: A New Politics for an Age of Crisis by George Monbiot

Issue 307 • March/April 2018 > Reviews > The Alternative? We Need New Stories

Owl Sense by Miriam Darlington

Issue 310 • September/October 2018 > Reviews > The Silence of Owls

Replenish: The Virtuous Cycle of Water and Prosperity by Sandra Postel

Issue 308 • May/June 2018 > Reviews > Hope For A Watershed Moment

Risingtidefallenstar by Philip Hoare

Issue 306 • January/February 2018 > Reviews > Drawn by the Wind and the Waves

Science and Spiritual Practices by Rupert Sheldrake

Issue 308 • May/June 2018 > Reviews > The Science Behind Spirituality?

Senses of Mystery: Engaging with Nature and the Meaning of Life: Engaging with Nature and the Meaning of Life by David E Cooper

Issue 306 • January/February 2018 > Reviews > Beyond Words

Taming the Sun:: Innovations to Harness Solar Energy and Power the Planet by Varum Shivaram

Issue 309 • July/August 2018 > Reviews > Shining New Light on Our Future

The Business Plan for Peace: Building a World Without Water by Scilla Elworthy

Issue 308 • May/June 2018 > Reviews > A Costed Plan for Peace

The Growth Delusion by David Pilling

Issue 309 • July/August 2018 > Reviews > Growing Pains

The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man's Love Affair with Nature by J Drew Lanham

Issue 310 • September/October 2018 > Reviews > Black and White and Green

The Lost Words by Robert Macfarlane | Jacki Morris

Issue 305 • November/December 2017 > Reviews > Casting Nature's Spells

The Patterning Instinct: A Cultural History of Humanity's Search for Meaning by Jeremy Lent

Issue 309 • July/August 2018 > Reviews > Beating the System, Metaphorically

The Shock Doctrine of the Left by Graham Jones

Issue 310 • September/October 2018 > Reviews > New Politics For The Coming Crisis

The Songs of the Trees: Stories from Nature's Great Connectors by Haskell David George

Issue 305 • November/December 2017 > Reviews > Branching Out

Voices For Peace: War, Resistance and America's Quest for Full-Spectrum Dominance: War, Resistance and America's Quest for Full-Spectrum Dominance by TJ Coles

Issue 308 • May/June 2018 > Reviews > War and Order

What Are You Doing With Your Life? by Jiddu Krishnamurti

Issue 310 • September/October 2018 > Reviews > Why Don't We Change?

Where the Wild Winds Are: Walking Europe's Winds from the Pennines to Provence by Nick Hunt

Issue 305 • November/December 2017 > Reviews > Under Pressure

Youth Unemployment by Tish Murtha

Issue 307 • March/April 2018 > Reviews > A Visual Tale of Society, Politics and Prophecy

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