AHS Book Database 2022

Earth for All: A Survival Guide for Humanity

2022:  Sandrine Dixson-Decleve (Author), Owen Gaffney  (Author), Jayati Ghosh  (Author), Jorgen Randers  (Author), Johan Rockstrom (Author), Per Espen Stoknes  (Author)

ISBN-10: 0865719861

English

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The economic operating system keeps crashing. It’s time to upgrade to a new one.

Five decades ago, The Limits to Growth shocked the world by showing that population and industrial growth were pushing humanity towards a cliff. Today the world recognizes that we are now at the cliff edge: Earth has crossed multiple planetary boundaries while widespread inequality is causing deep instabilities in societies. There seems to be no way out.

Earth For All is both an antidote to despair and a road map to a better future. Using powerful state-of-the-art computer modeling to explore policies likely to deliver the most good for the majority of people, a leading group of scientists and economists from around the world present five extraordinary turnarounds to achieve prosperity for all within planetary limits in a single generation. Coverage includes:

  • Results of new global modeling that indicates falling well-being and rising social tensions heighten risk of regional societal collapses

  • Two alternative scenarios – Too-Little-Too-Late vs The Giant Leap – and what they mean for our collective future

  • Five system-shifting steps that can upend poverty and inequality, lift up marginalized people, and transform our food and energy systems by 2050

  • A clear pathway to reboot our global economic system so it works for all people and the planet.

Written in an open, accessible, and inspirational style using clear language and high impact visuals, Earth For All is a profound vision for uncertain times and a map to a better future.

This survival guide for humanity is required reading for everyone concerned about living well on a fragile planet.

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Ecopoiesis: A New Perspective for the Expressive and Creative Arts Therapies in the 21st Century

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2022: Edited by Stephen K. Levine / Alexander Kopytin, Foreword by Shaun McNiff

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN-10: 1787759938

English

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This book emphasises ecological, nature-assisted expressive and creative arts and art therapies within the context of the current ecological crises. Rich in fresh theoretical perspectives, this timely compendium of theory, research, and practice also provides methods and tools that can help the reader understand and incorporate new eco perspectives into their work.
Building on the concept of poiesis as the human creative function, this book seeks to stress the importance of humanity's ecopoietic capacity, creating a more sustainable life for humans. It has been specifically created within the context of this most critical period of human existence, and acts as a forum for innovation based on the values of the environmental movement and its desire to address the extensive sociopsychological impact of the ecological crisis.

Leben will leben - LOVE SURVIVES: Resilienz-Poesie für Krisenzeiten. Resilience-poetry during times of crisis and loss

2022: Margo Fuchs Knill 

Publisher: Wolfbach (1 July 2022)

ISBN-10: 3906929639

German / English

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Aus dem Vorwort von G. Hofbauer: "Wir brauchen schnelle Lösungen", das kennen wir, meist als den Ruf nach Ersatz(teil)lösungen. Doch tragfähige Lösungen sind Anderes, sind beschreitbare Brücken vom Lösen-wovon zum Lösen-wohin. Davon sprechen die Texte dieses neuen Bandes von Margo Fuchs-Knill. Auf das Wodurch und Womit komme ich noch. Wird der Boden unseres Lebenswandels rissig und brüchig, erfasst uns die Unruhe zwischen "Hier nicht bleiben" und "Wohin gehen". "Viele Wege führen weg vom Geh-dicht", schreibt die Autorin schon 2013 und empfiehlt: "Wirf regenbogenfarbene Worte über die Schürfungen der Welt [,] ihre Risse...". Genau das macht die Autorin in der vorliegenden Poesie, wodurch und womit sie zur ersehnten, rettenden Lichtbrücke wird. Eine Poesie der Resilienz begegnet uns zur rechten Zeit. Und nun das Paradoxe: je mehr wir uns in sie vertiefen, umso mehr trägt sie uns hinweg über die Stolperstellen der Unwegsamkeiten.' "Das Leben ist kein Tummelplatz trotz Attraktionen trotz Erholungsparks. Ein kleines Nest im Gestrüpp der Zeit eine Brutstätte zum Schnäbeln gemacht."

The English Foreword is by Sally Atkins:

Foreword

Margo Fuchs Knill is a poet of the heart. In this time of global pandemic and the deep personal loss of her beloved husband, Paolo Knill, she finds healing and hope in the everyday awareness of the endless turning of the seasons, the change of night to day, and the noticing of beauty in the everyday things of the world. She calls us, as Rilke said, to live everything, both beauty and terror, and to live it with grace and gratitude.

 While acknowledging and embracing the loneliness of isolation and overwhelming grief of loss, she reminds us that new blossoms still teach us “the hallelujah of spring” and that “amazement is stronger than grief.”

 The world needs these poems. Let them touch our hearts and awaken our own innate resilience to meet the challenges of life in this brutal and still beautiful world.

 Sally Atkins

Co-author of Poetry in Expressive Arts. Supporting Resilience through Poetic Writing. JKP. 2021

We all owe death a life.

Salman Rushdie 

Some excepts from the introduction:

We lost Paolo Knill (1932-2020), founding Rector of the European Graduate School EGS who was my beloved husband and partner for more than forty years. Love has been a strong existential pillar in my personal and professional life. What happens to love when the most beloved person passes away?

Paolo Knill talked about the ‘come-go’, the present moment being in the coming and going, thus there is no standing still. …

Love doesn’t die even though the person passes away – love transcends. …

Especially during times of crisis, loss and grief, our convictions, our usual ways of comfortably living shatter. Yet there is – to my own surprise – always something that appears, no matter what. Absences draw our attention to other kinds of presences. Rays of light, sturdy trees, bird’s callings. …

 

Resilience-poetry recognizes the changing, and dares to name it: we call each other with new names.