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Alastair Humphreys is an English adventurer, author and motivational speaker. Over a four-year period he bicycled 46,000 miles around the world. He was a National Geographic Adventurer of the Year in 2012. He is responsible for the rise of the idea of the microadventure – short, local, accessible adventures.
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Man's Search for Meaning
Viktor E. Frankl - 2006-06-01 (first published in 1946)
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Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl's memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. Based on his own experience and the stories of his patients, Frankl argues that we cannot avoid suffering but we can choose how to cope with it, find meaning in it, and move forward with re...
Alastair Humphreys
2023-01-27T09:52:33.000Z
This book is surprisingly cheerful and upbeat. It's slim but packed with wisdom that I often come back to. I really recommend you read it. #HolocaustMemorialDay      source
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Regenesis
Feeding the World Without Devouring the Planet
George Monbiot - 2022-08-02
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"This remarkable book, staring curiously down at the soil beneath our feet, points us convincingly in one of the directions we must travel. I learned something on every page." --Bill McKibbenFor the first time since the Neolithic, we have the opportunity to transform not only our food system but our entire relationship to the living world.Farming i...
Alastair Humphreys
2023-01-10T12:31:50.000Z
@Mr_TP Some that have had a big impact on me: An Uninhabitable Earth. Eating Animals. The Climate Book. How to Avoid a Climate Disaster. The New Climate War. There is No Planet B. Feral. Regenesis. Wilding.      source
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Aaron Bastani
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The New Climate War
The Fight to Take Back Our Planet
Michael E. Mann - 2021-01-12
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A renowned climate scientist shows how fossil fuel companies have waged a thirty-year campaign to deflect blame and responsibility and delay action on climate change, and offers a battle plan for how we can save the planet. Recycle. Fly less. Eat less meat. These are some of the ways that we've been told can slow climate change. But the inordinate ...
Alastair Humphreys
2023-01-10T12:31:50.000Z
@Mr_TP Some that have had a big impact on me: An Uninhabitable Earth. Eating Animals. The Climate Book. How to Avoid a Climate Disaster. The New Climate War. There is No Planet B. Feral. Regenesis. Wilding.      source
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There Is No Planet B
A Handbook for the Make or Break Years
Mike Berners-Lee - 2019-02-28
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We all know deep down that these are the 'make or break' years for humanity and the planet and that we cannot flee to another world: but what can any of us really do about it? There Is No Planet B has many of the answers, laid out in an accessible and entertaining way, and filled with astonishing statistics and analysis. Framed around the key fasci...
Alastair Humphreys
2023-01-10T12:31:50.000Z
@Mr_TP Some that have had a big impact on me: An Uninhabitable Earth. Eating Animals. The Climate Book. How to Avoid a Climate Disaster. The New Climate War. There is No Planet B. Feral. Regenesis. Wilding.      source
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Feral
Rewilding the Land, the Sea, and Human Life
George Monbiot - 2017-04-26 (first published in 2013)
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This book explodes with wonder and delight. Making use of remarkable scientific discoveries that transform our understanding of how natural systems work, George Monbiot explores a new, positive environmentalism that shows how damaged ecosystems on land and at sea can be restored, and how this restoration can revitalize and enrich our lives. Challen...
Alastair Humphreys
2023-01-10T12:31:50.000Z
@Mr_TP Some that have had a big impact on me: An Uninhabitable Earth. Eating Animals. The Climate Book. How to Avoid a Climate Disaster. The New Climate War. There is No Planet B. Feral. Regenesis. Wilding.      source
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Ben Goldsmith
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The Climate Book
The Facts and the Solutions
Greta Thunberg - 2023-02-14
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We still have time to change the world. From Greta Thunberg, the world's leading climate activist, comes the essential handbook for making it happen.You might think it's an impossible task: secure a safe future for life on Earth, at a scale and speed never seen, against all the odds. There is hope - but only if we listen to the science before it's ...
Alastair Humphreys
2022-12-03T12:00:00.000Z
I always enjoy those end-of-year round up lists of 'Best Books', 'The Books I've Enjoyed This Year' and so on. So here is my contribution. Good books I have read recently:      source
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Nihal Arthanayake
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Dickens and Prince
A Particular Kind of Genius
Nick Hornby - 2022-11-15
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From the bestselling author of Just Like You, High Fidelity, and Fever Pitch, a short, warm, and entertaining book about art, creativity, and the unlikely similarities between Victorian novelist Charles Dickens and modern American rock star Prince...
Alastair Humphreys
2022-12-03T12:00:00.000Z
I always enjoy those end-of-year round up lists of 'Best Books', 'The Books I've Enjoyed This Year' and so on. So here is my contribution. Good books I have read recently:      source
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The Elements of Cricket
A Guide to the History, Miscellany and Magic of the Sport of Cricket
Jon Hotten - 2022-09-20
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A beautifully illustrated journey through the history and evolution of cricket, from one of our greatest sports writers.‘Hotten is not just good, he is one of the best’ CricketerThe Elements of Cricket is a cricket book unlike any other published before, an extraordinary, eccentric guide and charming visual representation of the game, from the weat...
Alastair Humphreys
2022-12-03T12:00:00.000Z
I always enjoy those end-of-year round up lists of 'Best Books', 'The Books I've Enjoyed This Year' and so on. So here is my contribution. Good books I have read recently:      source
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Young Mungo
Stuart Douglas - 2022-03-29
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From Booker-prizewinner Douglas Stuart an extraordinary, page-turning second novel, a vivid portrayal of working-class life and a highly suspenseful story of the dangerous first love of two young men: Mungo and James.Born under different stars, Protestant Mungo and Catholic James live in the hyper-masculine and violently sectarian world of Glasgow'...
Alastair Humphreys
2022-12-03T12:00:00.000Z
I always enjoy those end-of-year round up lists of 'Best Books', 'The Books I've Enjoyed This Year' and so on. So here is my contribution. Good books I have read recently:      source
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Aftermath
Life in the Fallout of the Third Reich, 1945-1955
Harald Jähner - 2022-01-11 (first published in 2019)
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How does a nation recover from fascism and turn toward a free society once more? This internationally acclaimed revelatory history--filled with first-person accounts from articles and diaries (The New York Times)--of the transformational decade that followed World War II illustrates how Germany raised itself out of the ashes of defeat and reckoned ...
Alastair Humphreys
2022-12-03T12:00:00.000Z
I always enjoy those end-of-year round up lists of 'Best Books', 'The Books I've Enjoyed This Year' and so on. So here is my contribution. Good books I have read recently:      source
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Wild Fell by Lee Schofield
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The Camping Life by Brendan Leonard
How to Avoid a Climate Disaster by Bill Gates
The Worst Journey in the World by Apsley Cherry-Garrard
The Moth and the Mountain by Ed Caesar
Bread by Robert Penn
Entangled Life by Merlin Sheldrake
Walking the Great North Line by Robert Twigger
The Uninhabitable Earth by David Wallace-Wells
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The Sun Is a Compass by Caroline van Hemert
The Frayed Atlantic Edge by David Gange
Expeditions Unpacked by Ed Stafford
We Are the Weather by Jonathan Safran Foer
The Rough-Stuff Fellowship Archive by Mark Hudson
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
Wilding by Isabella Tree
The Lost Book of Adventure by Unknown Adventurer
LEONARD AND HUNGRY PAUL by Ronan Hession
The Seabird's Cry by Adam Nicolson
Alone on the Wall by Alex Honnold
No Picnic on Mount Kenya by Felice Benuzzi
Lands of Lost Borders by Kate Harris
Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari
Left Bank by Agnès Poirier
Whole Life [pod] by Robert Seethaler
The Pants Of Perspective by Anna McNuff
Micromastery by Robert Twigger
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
The Shepherd's Life by James Rebanks
Let My People Go Surfing by Yvon Chouinard
The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
The Meaning of Cricket by Jon Hotten
Full Tilt by Emma Scott
A Squash and a Squeeze by Julia Donaldson
Annapurna by Arlene Blum
Shackleton's Journey by William Grill
Wild by Cheryl Strayed
Space Below My Feet by Gwen Moffat
West with the Night by Beryl Markham
A Dip in the Ocean by Sarah Outen
Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards
Operation Mincemeat by Ben MacIntyre
Full Tilt by Dervla Murphy
Visitation by Jenny Erpenbeck
Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer
A Pearl in the Storm by Tori Murden McClure
A Long Trek Home by Erin McKittrick
Just a Little Run Around the World by Rosie Swale Pope
Wild Swim by Kate Rew
City of Thieves by David Benioff
Candide by Francois Voltaire
The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa
The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan
Eunoia by Christian Bök
The Rider by Tim Krabbé
High Endeavours by Miles Clark
Two Degrees West by Nicholas Crane
Ultimate High by Goran Kropp
The Reader by Bernhard Schlink
The Whole Story by Ffyona Campbell
A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway
The Kon-Tiki Expedition by Thor Heyerdahl
Tracks by Robyn Davidson
Paris After the Liberation, 1944-1949 by Antony Beevor
The Blessings of a Good Thick Skirt by Mary Russell
As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning by Laurie Lee
The Life of My Choice by Wilfred Thesiger
The Trespasser's Companion by
Full Moon Lunarantics by
Waypoints by
Three Against The Wilderness by Eric Collier
Intervention by