Part memoir, nutritional primer, and political manifesto, this controversial examination exposes the destructive history of agriculture—causing the devastation of prairies and forests, driving countless species extinct, altering the climate, and destroying the topsoil—and asserts that, in order to save the planet, food must come from within living communities. In order for this to happen, the argument champions eating locally and sustainably and encourages those with the resources to grow their own food. Further examining the question of what to eat from the perspective of both human and environmental health, the account goes beyond health choices and discusses potential moral issues from eating—or not eating—animals. Through the deeply personal narrative of someone who practiced veganism for 20 years, this unique exploration also discusses alternatives to industrial farming, reveals the risks of a vegan diet, and explains why animals belong on ecologically sound farms.
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Eco-Nihilism: The Philosophical Geopolitics of the Climate Change Apocalypse argues that there are no versions of conquest capital compatible with the fact of a finite planet, and that the pursuit of growth is destined to not only exhaust our planetary resources, but generate profound social injustice and geopolitical violence in its pursuit.
Author Susan M. Traugh helps readers explore why some people choose a vegetarian lifestyle. This guide discusses the different types of vegetarian diets, and what vegetarianism translates to around the world. Readers will learn the steps to becoming a vegetarian and proper maintaining proper nutrition. This book also shows how this type of diet fits in the recommended food pyramid.
Fifty years after his death, C. S. Lewis fascinates his readers still. Well established as a key figure in children's literature he is increasingly recognized as a significant Christian thinker. The authors in this volume are from a wide range of Christian traditions--testimony to the reach and significance of Lewis's legacy. The essays return to Lewis's devotional and theological works, assessing their place in his own thought and in the theology of the twentieth century. Lewis emerges as an insightful and creative theologian whose ideas continue to surprise in their sophistication and fecundity. Indeed, it is suggested that he represents a way of doing theology--"mere theology"--which suggests ways in which Christian thought may reengage the complex cultural debates of the contemporary world.
19th century Britain was one of the birthplaces of modern vegetarianism in the west. James Gregory explores the relationship between this newly organised movement and wider cultural society.
Europe as a whole, and the Netherlands in particular, are now experiencing the aftershocks of the Second World War and, for the most part, tacit assumptions of the ideological premises of Nazism and its virulent forms of anti-Semitism. Far from dissolving in the current period of large scale Muslim migration to this nation along with the rest of Western Europe, the so-called Jewish Question continues to loom large. Not the least of concerns is how a nation with a strong liberal democratic tradition like the Netherlands was able to participate in the exile and ultimately extermination of its long-standing and productive Jewish communities. The work of Derks attempts to take up such large-scale historical considerations by a review of three major European figures: Hannah Arendt. Theodor Adorno, and Max Weber, and what light they shed on this disquieting outcome to Jewish life in Europe for the second half of the twentieth century. The great strength of Derk's book is the solid testing of broad ranging theories about Jewish life against the backdrop of Dutch history. How did it happen that a nation with a strong democratic tradition and hospitality toward Jews also revealed the highest percentage of Jews caught, captured and shipped into Germany's extermination camps. What adds to the anguish is that Dutch Jews were among the most enlightened, secular, and integrated in geographical terms at least in all of Europe. Yet, such factors did not protect them from the same end as befell Jews throughout the rest of Europe. Derks' book, with its deep appreciation for Arendt's effort, helps to at least address, if not resolve, this riddle.
Most people have probably heard at least one reason-perhaps several-for adopting a vegetarian diet. 101 Reasons Why I'm a Vegetarian is a veritable one-stop shop for ethical, ecological, health-related, social, and economic arguments that challenge conventional views about what humans should eat. After conducting years of research in industry periodicals, government documents, expert opinion, and the mainstream media, Pamela Rice, founder of the Vegetarian Center of New York City, has built the strongest support of vegetarianism to date. A work of prodigious scholarship and dedication, presented with wit and skill, 101 Reasons Why I'm a Vegetarian is sure to become the handy reference work for vegetarians who want to give their meat-eating friends one book that explains why they do what they do, and for meat-eaters who want to understand all the arguments for a meatless diet. Book jacket.
Discusses the nutritional advantages of vegetarianism for children, explains how to plan a balanced vegetarian diet, and supplies recipes for a variety of vegetarian foods