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ISBN-10: 1950354865
ISBN-13: 9781950354863
Publisher: Scribe Us
Publish Date: 04/05/2022
Dimensions: 9.10" L, 5.90" W, 0.70" H

Crimes Against Nature: Capitalism and Global Heating

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Overview

A polemic about global warming and the environmental crisis, which argues that ordinary people have consistently opposed the destruction of nature and so provide an untapped constituency for climate action.

Crimes Against Nature uses fresh material to offer a very different take on the most important issue of our times. It takes the familiar narrative about global warming–the one in which we are all to blame–and inverts it, to show how, again and again, pollution and ecological devastation have been imposed on the population without our consent and (often) against our will. From histories of destruction, it distils stories of hope, highlighting the repeated yearning for a more sustainable world.

In the era of climate strikes, viral outbreaks, and Extinction Rebellion, Crimes Against Nature moves from ancient Australia to the ‘corpse economy’ of Georgian Britain to the ‘Kitchen Debate’ of the Cold War, to present an unexpected and optimistic environmental history–one that identifies ordinary people not as a collective problem but as a powerful force for change.

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Reviews

Praise for Fascists Among Us:

"Sparrow convincingly argues that the more we understand about the last terrorist, the better we can prevent the next one"
Kirkus Reviews

"This short but incisive book builds to a stirring and well-argued conclusion... What Sparrow does so eloquently... is overtly link fascism, historically and theoretically, with political violence."
–Kelsey Oldham, Books+Publishing, four stars

Praise for Trigger Warnings:

"In the age of fake news and the seeming triumph of political populism, Jeff Sparrow's Trigger Warnings is a vital book for our times. With the integrity of political thought and action under threat from social media sloganeering, with Donald Trump holding court in the White House and "political correctness" the catch-all suffocation of dissent, Jeff Sparrow challenges us to respond with intelligence and conviction."
–Tony Birch, author of Ghost River

Praise for No Way But This:

"Sparrow shows how this admittedly splendid actor, this marvelous singer, this charismatic speaker, had somehow evolved into something more: he had for many people become the embodiment of the global longing for a better world, a juster dispensation... Sparrow has made perfect and haunting sense of him."
–Simon Callow, New York Review of Books

"In a chronologically methodical and delightfully insightful approach that might best be described as "bio-tourism", Australian author, journalist, and broadcaster Sparrow tells the story of preternaturally gifted Paul Robeson... [A]n excellent and perhaps timely reboot of Robeson's singularly incredible life, especially as its trajectory now intersects with contemporary racial issues."
Library Journal

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Details

ISBN-10: 1950354865
ISBN-13: 9781950354863
Publisher: Scribe Us
Publish Date: 04/05/2022
Dimensions: 9.10" L, 5.90" W, 0.70" H
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