Magazine article New Internationalist

[The Little Earth Book]

Magazine article New Internationalist

[The Little Earth Book]

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by James Bruges (Alastair Sawday Publishing ISBN 1 901970 23 X)

This is a book that can make a difference. For people who care and want to do something to save the planet. It takes all the ideas and facts about society, the environment, energy, agriculture, equality and economics that you've vaguely thought or read about, and puts them together in a cohesive, connected, completely comprehensible form. And suddenly everything makes sense.

It's delightfully brief, eminently readable and provides clarity on very complex issues. For example, when dealing with banks, it tells you that Josiah Stamp, director of the Bank of England, said in 1937: 'The modern banking system manufactures money out of nothing'. Which makes it 'the most astounding piece of sleight of hand that was ever invented'. …

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