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150-Strong

A Guide and Reference


Paper Edition
Rob O’Grady is an engineer and father of three who has been stirred to action by his reflections on environmental issues and his everyday encounters with the perversity of our current system. Trained in the discipline of “sustainability engineering,” he discerned early in his career that to talk of sustainability in the world of business and politics was “to pour from the empty into the void,” because the underlying context is subversive of such efforts. Rejecting a career dealing in irreconcilable contradictions, he went into the construction industry and helped to build a thriving company that employs some 150 people. But he continued to think about environmental and economic issues. Having never come across an approachable account that, to his mind, adequately addresses the intractability of our current situation, he set to writing. He took an engineer’s approach—working from first principles, drawing on real-world experiences, and understanding the need to keep things practical and simple—and found, to his surprise, that the germ of a solution emerged. This book is the culmination of a journey that started from a vote of no confidence in our current system, and ended in a fledging hope that a better future might be possible.

 

The Pitfalls of English

A Guide and Reference


Paper Edition
Dmitry Orlov is a linguist and a connoisseur of the many pitfalls that beset everyone who uses English, causing us to misspell, mispronounce and misuse words, embarrassing ourselves. There are enough of them to fill a book—this book. When it comes to these pitfalls, regular dictionaries and spellcheckers are of no help. His reason for compiling this Dictionary of English Heterographs, Heteronyms and Contronyms was simply this: such a dictionary didn't exist. But now that it does, whenever you aren't sure if you are using the right spelling of a word that has multiple spellings, or pronouncing it correctly within its context if it has multiple pronunciations, or using it in the right sense if it has multiple, contradictory meanings, you can just look it up!

 

Emergency Eyewash

Essays


Paper or Kindle
The old world order, to which we became accustomed over the course of the 1990s and the 2000s, its crises and its problems analyzed in numerous authoritative publications on both sides of the Atlantic—it is no more. It is not out sick and it is not on vacation. It is deceased. It has passed on, gone to meet its maker, bought the farm, kicked the bucket and joined the choir invisible. It is an ex- world order. Not too many people in the West have caught on to that yet, because to do that they first need to wash the sleep out of their eyes and gaze through the information blockade imposed on them by Western corporate-controlled media. This book contains a collection of essays on the hot topics of the day written with the aim of helping you do just that.

 

The Sea Gypsy Philosopher:

Uncommon Essays from a Thoughtful Wanderer


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This book is a collection of the best essays from Ray Jason’s popular “Sea Gypsy Philosopher” blog, which now has readers in over 130 countries. Although he deals with controversial subjects, he approaches them in a calm, measured manner and avoids strident rants. His highly readable meditations begin with a poignant vignette from his travels. Some of the volatile topics he addresses include: predatory capitalism, television, American imperialism, religion, the downside of civilization, possible societal collapse and many more.