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Meet Raj Patel & Bill McKibben

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Meet Raj Patel & Bill McKibben

Time: May 24, 2010 from 6pm to 8pm
Location: Avid Reader Bookshop
Street: Boundary St
City/Town: West End
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Phone: RSVP essential 07 3846 3422 or or online
Event Type: meet, the, authors., $5.
Organized By: Avid Reader bookshop
Latest Activity: May 10, 2010

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Meet Raj Patel & Bill McKibben
Monday 24th May
6.00pm for 6.30pm start

"Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet"
by Bill McKibben
"The Value of Nothing" by Raj Patel

This really is the brains-trust super-group of intellectuals looking towards sustainablilty in the future. Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity to meet not one, but two amazing authors as they discuss the future of the planet together at Avid Reader.

Raj Patel is the author of an Avid best-selling book "Stuffed and Starved". "With great lucidity and confidence in a dazzling array of fields, Patel reveals how we inflate the cost of things we can (and often should) live without, while assigning absolutely no value to the resources we all need to survive. This is a deeply thought-provoking book about the dramatic changes we must make to save the planet from financial madness – argued with so much humour and humanity that the enormous tasks ahead feel both doable and desirable. This is Raj Patel's great gift: he makes even the most radical ideas seem not only reasonable, but inevitable. A brilliant book."—Naomi Klein, author of "No Logo" and "The Shock Doctrine".

Twenty years ago, in "The End of Nature", Bill McKibben offered one of the earliest warnings about global warming. Those warnings went mostly unheeded; now, he argues, we need to acknowledge that we've waited too long, and that massive change is not only unavoidable but already underway. "What I have to say about this book is very simple: read it, please. Straight through to the end. Whatever else you were planning to do next, nothing could be more important." - Barbara Kingsolver, author of "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle"



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