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Review: Sri Bhaktisiddhanta Vaibhava
May 19, 2010 – 11:13 pm | 17 Comments
Review: Sri Bhaktisiddhanta Vaibhava

While not entirely free of error and political elements, Bhakti Vikasa Swami’s book is an extremely valuable addition to a growing collection of texts glorifying the founder of the Saraswata family of Gaudiya Vaishnavism.

Review: The Vanishing Face of Gaia
March 22, 2010 – 12:24 am | One Comment
Review: The Vanishing Face of Gaia

James Lovelock proposes that the planet is not a mechanism that humans can use as they please, winding it up like a clock and then winding it back when it seems to be running too quickly. Earth functions as a single system that humans will never be in a position to control.

Review: Enlighten Up!
March 9, 2010 – 10:03 pm | 3 Comments
Review: Enlighten Up!

Kim Churchill’s experimental documentary seeking to turn an average guy into a yoga enthusiast has enormous, but ultimately unrealized, potential.

Avatar’s Reversal of Fortune
February 25, 2010 – 12:55 am | 11 Comments
Avatar’s Reversal of Fortune

With the dazzling 3D-vortex of colors, actions and emotions, James Cameron’s Avatar seems to have given everyone something to rave about. But let’s get it straight—Avatar is a downright misnomer for this latest new blockbuster.

Review: The One Straw Revolution
January 27, 2010 – 3:17 am | No Comment
Review: The One Straw Revolution

Masanobu Fukuoka was a Japanese scientist who abandoned his life and perfected his own method of farming. Now, after thirty years, the New York Review of Books Classics has republished his classic work.

Review: Whole Earth Discipline: An Ecopragmatist Manifesto
January 19, 2010 – 11:34 pm | No Comment
Review: Whole Earth Discipline: An Ecopragmatist Manifesto

Author of the Whole Earth Catalog Stewart Brand’s new “ecopragmatist manifesto” is likely to ruffle the feathers of many of his previous followers.

Review: Buddhist Warfare
January 13, 2010 – 5:50 pm | 13 Comments
Review: Buddhist Warfare

A new book challenges the common notion that Buddhism is an entirely peaceful religion.

Review: In Defence of the Enlightenment
January 8, 2010 – 11:42 pm | 2 Comments
Review: In Defence of the Enlightenment

Writer John Gray rails against Enlightenment fundamentalism.

Review: Eating Animals
December 29, 2009 – 11:59 pm | 4 Comments
Review: Eating Animals

Novelist Jonathan Safran Foer departs from his usual genre to explore the merit (or lack thereof) of an omnivorous diet.

Review: The Elusive God: Reorienting Religious Epistemology
December 24, 2009 – 9:54 pm | No Comment
Review: The Elusive God: Reorienting Religious Epistemology

It was brave of Moser to write The Elusive God, for he recognizes that it is a radical book, offering what many philosophers will take to be unconvincing evidential reasons for belief in God and unconvincing practical reasons for having a relationship with God.

Review: Cows and the Earth
December 4, 2009 – 12:34 am | 5 Comments
Review: Cows and the Earth

Prime’s book is a good resource for those interested to learn more about the reality of dairy-farming, and it is a valuable addition to the ongoing discussion about the significance of one’s diet with regard to protecting the earth.