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Issue 190 • September/October 1998

Nature, Science and Society

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Feature Articles

THE LONGEVITY REVOLUTION •

The aging population is not a problem, it is the true wealth of nations.

KEEP US IN OUR OLD AGE •

The financial institutions earn more from pension funds than the old age pensioners!

TECHNOLOGY AND LIFESTYLES •

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 •

Science and spirituality are two aspects of a single reality. There is no antagonism between them.

MINI-NEIGHBOURHOODS • &

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? •

Those deconstructionists who believe that nature is merely a 'social construction' are deluding themselves.

SCIENCE, SOCIETY AND NATURE •

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 •

The women of Janakpur may be poor and illiterate, but they are great artists.

MICHAEL HONNOR: A PAINTER OF THE WILD •

The wild landscapes of Dartmoor, the Yorkshire Dales and west coast of Scotland have inspired the work of Michael Honnor.

GARDEN RESTORED •

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 •

Wilderness in Britain has been pushed into a corner.

A COMMON PRAYER •

When prayer occurs our soul is revitalised; the garden is watered.

A SUSTAINABLE LIFESTYLE •

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' •

The idea of cheap and easy shopping in superstores is an illusion.

WHOLESOME FOOD •

The least we can learn from the BSE catastrophe is to switch from agribusiness to agriculture and grow food organically.

A BIO-CENTRIC WORLDVIEW •

Paul Shepherd rejected the 'human-centred' notions of modern society.

CREATING RAINFORESTS •

This Columbian example of true sustainability shows a way to reforest the world.

Reviews

Video - MINDWALK •

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 •

Review of Art: For Whom and For What? - Brian Keeble

SELF AND COMMUNITY •

Review of The New Golden Rule - Amitai Etzioni

HUMAN HABITATS •

Review of Designing Ecological Settlements - Margrit And Declan Kennedy (eds)

MOVED BY MOUNTAINS •

Review of Sacred Mountains: Ancient Wisdom and Modern Meaning - Adrian Cooper

RADICAL RELIGION •

Review of Engaged Buddhism: Buddhist Liberation Movements in Asia - Christopher s. Queen and Sallie B. King

ENVIRONMENTAL VALUE •

Review of Valuing Nature: Economics, Ethics and Environment - John Foster (ed)

WORKERS FOR ECOLOGY? •

Review of Reforming Energy: Sustainable Futures and Global Labour - Peter Colley

THE SPIRIT OF FARMING •

Review of Farms of Tomorrow Revisited - Trauger Grohe and Steven Mcfadden

INTIMATE IMAGES •

Review of Home Altars of Mexico - Dana Salvo with R. Gutierrez, S. Scalora and W. Beezley

PERILS OF GLOBALIZATION •

Review of The Global Trap: Globalization and the Assault on Democracy and Prosperity - Hans-Peter Martin and Harald Schumann

GARDENS OF GRACE •

Review of Sacred Gardens - Roni Jay

SCIENCE WHERE IT LEADS •

Review of The Spirit of Science: from Experiment to Experience - David Lorimer (ed)

OBSESSION WITH ECONOMY •

Review of The Political Economy of Social Credit and Guild Socialism - Frances Hutchinson and Brian Burkitt

STILL LIFE WITH PASSION •

Review of In Search of Nature - E.O. Wilson

RICH TRADITIONS •

Review of Tribes - Art Wolfe

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