Category «Book Reviews»

Vegan Parenting in a Very Non-Vegan World

Julia Feliz Brueck talks to us about her new book: ‘Baby and Toddler Vegan Feeding Guide’     Veganism, a movement that works against the oppression of nonhumans from humans, is not only ethically sound but also environmentally beneficial in the now and for future generations. It’s also a lifestyle that invokes a specific diet …

Book Review: The Animals’ Agenda – by Marc Bekoff

The Animals’ Agenda, Freedom Compassion and Coexistence in the Human Age by Marc Bekoff and Jessica Pierce    A new book by Marc Bekoff and Jessica Pierce titled The Animals’ Agenda: Freedom, Compassion, and Coexistence in the Human Age argues the science of animal welfare needs to be replaced with the science of animal well-being. The science of …

The Blue Zones Solution (book review)

by James O’Donovan   In The Blue Zones Solution author Dan Buettner outlines how people in five different regions (which he calls ‘Blue Zones’) developed a culture and society that supported exceptional health and well-being. The following article contains some extracts from the book that show how it’s possible to create healthy cultural norms – …

Voluntary Simplicity by Duane Elgin (book review)

by Bronwyn Slater To quote Gandhi: “Civilization, in the real sense of the term, consists not in the multiplication, but in the deliberate and voluntary reduction of wants.  This alone promotes real happiness and contentment.”  This statement pretty much summarises what Duane Elgin’s book ‘Voluntary Simplicity’ is all about.  It essentially shows us how we …

A Plea for Animals: Marc Bekoff interviews Matthieu Ricard

Matthieu Ricard’s “A Plea for the Animals” Is a Must Read  Interview and Book Review by Marc Bekoff    This new book is one of the best in asking us to treat animals with compassion. Animals are “in.” There is incredible global interest in the cognitive, emotional, and moral lives of animals and in how we choose to interact …

‘Whole’ by T. Colin Campbell – Book Review

In reviewing this important book Dean Ornish, MD (Founder and President of the Preventive Medicine Research Institute in Sausalito, California; Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco;) writes “The Oxford English Dictionary says that being radical is (1) relating to or affecting the fundamental nature of something, far reaching or thorough; (2) characterised …