Five Books Newsletter 33


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This week's interview

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Adam Minter on The Trash Trade

Recycling is more than just a blue and green bin in your pantry, says journalist Adam Minter – it’s a global trade with centuries of history that stretches from American scrapyards to Chinese e-waste recycling villages

Books of the Week

http://fivebooks.com/recommended/longshoreman-life-waters-edge-by-richard-shelton“His story is really how that boyish love of nature developed into the rigours of professional science.”

Philip Marsden on The Sea (http://fivebooks.com/interviews/philip-marsden-on-sea)

http://fivebooks.com/recommended/global-capitalism-its-fall-and-rise-twentieth-century-by-jeffrey-frieden“What’s useful about this book is that it underscores that economic globalisation is not inevitable.”

Dani Rodrik on Globalisation (http://fivebooks.com/interviews/dani-rodrik-on-globalisation)

http://fivebooks.com/recommended/common-sense-teaching-mathematics-by-caleb-gattegno“Gattegno was a maths educator who talked about teaching the entire five-year secondary maths curriculum in 18 months.'”

Alf Coles on Teaching Maths (http://fivebooks.com/interviews/alf-coles-on-teaching-maths)

http://fivebooks.com/recommended/winter-quarters-by-alfred-duggan“I still have the battered paperback, held together with yellowing Scotch tape, that I read on my first trip to Greece 30 years ago, and really was my entry into the ancient world.”

Adrienne Mayor on Enemies of Ancient Rome (http://fivebooks.com/interviews/adrienne-mayor-on-enemies-ancient-rome)

http://fivebooks.com/recommended/god-delusion-by-richard-dawkins“Dawkins explains why he disagrees with people who reconcile science and religion. I agree with him on this. I actually do think they are irreconcilable.”

Roman Krznaric on The Art of Living (http://fivebooks.com/interviews/roman-krznaric-on-art-living)

Quote of the Week

"Maybe that’s why the ancient world is so popular, because people are struggling to understand what’s happening in our Empire – and of course we do have pressures from both within and without.”
Adrienne Mayor on Enemies of Ancient Rome (http://fivebooks.com/interviews/adrienne-mayor-on-enemies-ancient-rome)

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