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I was born in Barcelona and have lived in the UK for many years now. I'm a writer, translator (English-Spanish and vice-versa) and I'm a medical doctor and worked in Forensic Psychiatry many years. I also have a BA and a PhD in American Literature and Film, and a Masters in Criminology. I've always loved books and apart from writing them I review them often. I write a bit of everything, check my books for more information and my about page for links. My blog is bilingual, English and Spanish.

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  1. Thank you Olga.

    1. Thanks, Rosie. I know we share similar thoughts about this title. Have a great Tuesday.

  2. I like the Hale quote, Olga.
    I am sure this book is well-intentioned, well-researched, and offers genuine ideas for what can be done. But as Hale says, if everyone did one small bit, then such books might not have been necessary. The truth is, humans are selfish by nature, and despite the ‘midnight-hour’ clamouring for change, it is probably too late.
    Many of us have flown in aircraft, and most have also driven cars, used electricity, and enjoyed the comforts of modern life. Educated people in China still think that rhino horn will make them virile, and no amount of publicity will change their minds. Faroe Islanders still slaughter sea creatures annually, because it is a ‘tradition’, and scientists test theories on sentient animals because they can.
    To be honest, I am at the point of giving up.
    Maybe I need to read this book?
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Thanks, Pete. I know exactly how you feel, and many of us are in the same boat. Despite the glimmers of hope, it’s difficult to be upbeat about it, and yes, we are all part of the problem. The Junglenomics approach tries to find a way around the biggest obstacles most approaches have bumped onto, and the logic of trying to gather the market forces behind it rather than against it, makes sense. Do check the book sample out. I know you like to analyse subjects in detail and it might prove to be the right book for you. The author is keen on getting as varied a range of opinions as possible, so I’m sure he’d be thrilled. Have a lovely Tuesday (here we have heavy rain).

  3. I thought this book sounds really interesting, Olga. I would prefer it as a text book though.

    1. That is pretty much what it reads like, although like and academic text-book, rather than a school text-book, but if you check a book sample and the author’s website you can decide if it would suit your taste. I know you deal in figures and numbers at work and might appreciate some aspects of it more than I could. Enjoy the week.

  4. I’m going out on a limb here, because I really don’t know how truly dire it is, but we’ve gone through massive geological and environmental changes in the past and survived to talk about it. Is it possible that’s what is happening now?
    Yes, some creatures will disappear, but a lot change with their climate- we’re seeing it already as polar bears move closer to civilization and are known to mate with grizzlies.
    I feel like we’re a generation of naysayers, rather than positive thinkers. Just my two cents 🙂

    1. Thanks, Jacquie. This is one of the points the author discusses. Earth will survive, for sure, in one way or another, but as we all know and you mention, many species have already disappeared, and there is no guarantee we will be one of the species that will survive, or if we do, that we’ll like the form life might take, although but you can check and see what you think about the book. As I mention, the author does discuss other theories and points of view. You can check his website for more information as well. Enjoy the rest of the week.

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