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Genetically Engineered Food: Changing the Nature of Nature by Martin Teitel, Ph.D, and Kimberly A. Wilson, 206 pages, paperback A gripping account of the environmental, social, political, ethical, legal and economic decisions that affect opinions and decisions about genetic engineering and our food supply. A strong component of this book, now in its second edition, is its encouragement of the public to take a more active role in the decision-making process. With…
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by: Audrey Webb – Winter 2003

To reflect and preserve

Nate Walker paints to celebrate the natural world’s beauty, and to provoke thought and action in its defense

The saying, “Take a picture, it’ll last longer!” has traditionally been used with greatest effect on someone caught looking at you for too long. These days, unfortunately, the phrase could be used as a comment on our environment. The dilemma of every environmentally-aware artist is how to not just document nature, but help preserve it. Nathan Walker, a 26-year-old Massachusetts artist, is drawing his own conclusions on how to do just that.…
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by: Audrey Webb – Winter 2003

In Review

The Grizzly Maze: Timothy Treadwell’s Fatal Obsession with Alaskan BearsNick JansDutton Publishing, 2005 Unless you’ve been in hibernation, you probably know that in October of 2003, self-proclaimed bear expert Timothy Treadwell and his girlfriend Amie Hueguenard were fatally mauled by grizzlies in Alaska’s Katmai National Park. Treadwell’s life and death have been documented in the Werner Herzog film The Grizzly Man, a Vanity Fair article, a "PrimeTime" segment, and in other media.…
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by: Audrey Webb – Winter 2006

Wild wetlands of New York and True Grits

The largest urban wildlife preserve in the country at 13,000 acres, Jamaica Bay is the natural transition between land and sea, where hundreds of species of birds, fish, and other wildlife eat, rest, nest, and raise young. Wildlife numbers increase into the thousands annually as migratory birds make the bay their pit stop. Protected from the relentless wave action of the ocean by a long stretch of beach, dotted with many small…
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by: Audrey Webb – Summer 2003

In Review

The Activist's Handbook: A Primer Randy Shaw, University of California Press (2001), $19.95 (list) In an age of escalating human need, The Activist's Handbook is an invaluable tool. It's a user-friendly primer to fighting back, effecting change, and making a difference, written by someone with the right blend of pragmatism and disgruntlement, someone who's not afraid to stand in the front line with a banner and who yet recognizes that wilier tactics…
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by: Audrey Webb – Summer 2003

In review

One No, Many Yeses: A Journey to the Heart of the Global Resistance Movement Paul Kingsnorth, Simon & Schuster UK, 2003, $18.00 US (approx.: not released in US. Order online through mcnallyrobinson.com or your favorite Canadian independent bookstore) Paul Kingsnorth is exactly the kind of troublemaker the world needs. An Oxford graduate who became deputy editor of The Ecologist, Kingsnorth spent a year traveling the world to study the global resistance movement.…
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by: Audrey Webb – Winter 2004

Book reviews

Another World is Possible: Popular Alternatives to Globalization at the World Social Forum William F. Fisher, Thomas Ponniah eds.; Zed Books, 2003 $19.95 Good News for a Change: How Everyday People Are Helping the Planet by David T. Suzuki, Holly Dressel, Gary L. Saunders; Greystone Books, 2003 $16.95 As 2003 winds to a close, we'll once again celebrate the end of a year and the beginning of a new one. While sometimes…
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by: Audrey Webb – Winter 2004

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