October 22, 2017

books (others)

Other books Edward Goldsmith contributed to

Limits of growth in natural systems

Can Britain Survive? - front cover

This paper was first published in the General Systems: Yearbook of the Society for General Systems Research, Volume XVI, 1971. It subsequently appeared as Chapter 3 of Can Britain Survive?, published by Tom Stacey, London, 1971, and Sphere Books, London, 1971 (paperback). « previous chapter · contents · next chapter » The first stage in the study […]

The Careless Technology

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Introduction to The Careless Technology, eds. M. Taghi Farvar and John P. Milton, 1973. The technologist in antiquity tended to be held in low esteem. Like the Titans, he must steal the fire from the Gods, and thereby earn the wrath of Zeus. Among extant primitive societies he fares scarcely better: the blacksmiths, for instance, […]

Under control?

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Do the laws regulating pesticide use in Britain really protect our health and environment? This article was written as the Introduction to The Pesticide Conspiracy by Robert van den Bosch (April 1980, Doubleday, reprinted November 1989, University of California Press). It was also published in The Ecologist Vol. 10 No. 3, March 1980. In the […]

Covering up the future

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The Foreword by Edward Goldsmith for Cover up: the facts they don’t want you to know by Nicholas Hildyard, co-editor of The Ecologist. Published by New English Library in 1981 (hardback) and 1983 (paperback). In October 1980, Mr Trevor Brown, head of the chemical division at Aldermaston responsible for processing weapons grade plutonium, was officially […]

The problem of deforestation

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From the Global Forest Fund Theme Book, JCI (Junior Chamber International) Conference, Rotterdam, 1982. In a few decades, world tropical forests will have been cleared. This is a terrible tragedy, not only because they are so magnificent and so awe-inspiring, but deforestation in the tropics is the first step towards poverty, malnutrition and eventual starvation. […]

The Jewish community of Frankfurt

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Preface to The Jewish Community of Frankfurt: a genealogical study 1349-1849 by Alexander Dietz. Edited by Isobel Mordy. Vanderher Publications, Cornwall 1988 I have great pleasure in presenting the first English version of Alexander Dietz’s remarkable study: Stammbuch der Frankfurter Juden that was first published in Frankfurt in 1907. The English version is a little […]

The Earth Report – Preface

Earth Report - front cover

The highly influential Earth Report, edited by Edward Goldsmith and Nicholas Hildyard, was published in 1988 by Mitchell Beazley, London. The US edition was published by Price Stern Loan, Los Angeles, California, also in 1988. Edward Goldsmith wrote the Preface which is reproduced below. Other chapters were: “Man and the Natural Order” by Donald Worster […]

Gaia and Evolution (preface)

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Preface for Gaia and Evolution: Proceedings of the Second Annual Camelford Conference on the Implications of the Gaia Thesis If we accept the Gaia Thesis, in which the Earth is seen to be a planetary system with certain self-regulating features that are controlled by the combined activities of the biota, such as surface temperature, climate, […]

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