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Monday February 8th 2016

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Editor's Choice

'Books and Reviews'

Meaning of Life & the Universe

Meaning of Life & the Universe

Meaning of Life & the Universe By Mae-Wan Ho, World Scientific, ISBN 978-981-3108-85-1 (earliest publication date: April 2016) “A tour de force from one of the world’s pre-eminent scientists. We are fortunate to have Dr. Mae Wan Ho on our Advisory Board. Hazel Henderson, Editor“ This collection of essays is selected from about a thousand works written over a period of 46 years. They elaborate on what it means to live in a quantum universe as opposed to a mechanistic universe. With quantum physics and chemistry as the pervading theme and reference point, the essays range over philosophy, anthropology, psychology, evolution, genetics and epigenetics, non-equilibrium thermodynamics, consciousness, neuroscience, art and the humanities, quantum electrodynamics of water, [...]

Business Sustainability: Performance, Compliance, Accountability and Integrated Reporting by Zabihollah Rezaee, Greenleaf Publishing, UK, 2015

Business Sustainability: Performance, Compliance, Accountability and Integrated Reporting by Zabihollah Rezaee, Greenleaf Publishing, UK, 2015 Review by Rosalinda Sanquiche Business Sustainability by Zabihollah Rezaee attempts a comprehensive look at sustainability issues from a business perspective that is part philosophy, part MBA course and part instruction manual.  Its greatest asset is the systems-wide approach to defining and implementing sustainability.  Rezaee widens the lens from triple-bottom line to multiple bottom line, from ESG (environment, social, governance) to EGSEE (economic, governance, social, ethical and environmental) considerations. I’m particularly heartened to see attention paid to the ethical ramifications of sustainability.  Whether ethical [...]

Review Of 3 Books: Can The World Be Wrong?, Superforecasting, And Patterns Of Commoning

Summary Review of Can the World Be Wrong? by Doug Miller, dealing with global polling beyond politics as usual. Review relating Superforecasting by Philip Tetlock and Dan Gardner to polling work by Miller. Review relating Patterns of Commoning edited by David Bollier and Silke Helfrich to the commons gathering wisdom explored by Miller and Tetlock and Gardner. Can The World Be Wrong? Where Global Public Opinion Says We're Headed by Doug Miller, Greenleaf Publishing, Sheffield, UK, 2016 Superforecasting: The Art And Science Of Prediction by Philip E. Tetlock and Dan Gardner, Crown, USA, 2015 Patterns Of Commoning, eds. David Bollier and Silke Helfrich, Commons Strategies Group, Amherst, MA, USA, 2015 These three important books, Can The World Be Wrong?, [...]

Bread, Wine, Chocolate: The Slow Loss of Foods We Love by Simran Sethi, HarperOne, 2015

Bread, Wine, Chocolate: The Slow Loss of Foods We Love by Simran Sethi, HarperOne, 2015   Bread, Wine, Chocolate tells the story of the foods we are losing, how we’re losing them and the inspiring people and places that are bringing back the foods we love. Award-winning journalist Simran Sethi is on Ethical Markets Advisory Board and is the host of the Ethical Markets TV Series.  She travels worldwide, meeting scientists, farmers, chefs, wine-makers, coffee roasters, bakers and many others to explore the reasons behind our developing monodiets.  The appendices offer solutions based on biodiversity and colorful flavor guides to help readers appreciate the nuances of the many flavors available in their regions. [...]

Review of Better World Shopping Guide

Review of Better World Shopping Guide

Review by Rosalinda Sanquiche, Executive Director, Ethical Markets Media Once again The Better World Shopping Guide, 5th Ed.,  provides readers with useful information in a convenient format.  Using this pocket book, shoppers can make the best product choices available while standing in the aisle. Whether it's cleaning products, apparel or food, readers can see the grade - A to F - of their favorite companies.  Making wise choices for the Earth and for one's family can be had with the flip of a page.  Big ticket items such as electronics, cars and air travel are included among the 2000 companies reviewed.  Features include Best and Worst lists, Top 10 lists, reasoning behind decisions, recommendations and suggestions for making every dollar a vote for sustainable [...]

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