Category: <span>Book reviews</span>

Category: Book reviews

“The Green Zone: the environmental costs of militarism” review

by Barry SandersAK Press, 2009 Given the crisis of climate change, military carbon emissions are a matter of concern, but facts have been hard to come by. Barry Sanders, basing his research on the American military machine, illustrates what an enormous environmental threat all military activity poses. He gives numerous …

“Wired for War: the robotics revolution and conflict in the twenty-first century” review

by P. W. SingerPenguin (2009) Science fiction warfare is already with us for better or more probably for worse. Where does it go from here? We are in the cusp of a massive shift in military technology that threatens to make real the stuff of I Robot and the Terminator. …

“A Million Bullets: the real story of the British Army in Afghanistan” review

by James FergussonCorgi Books James Fergusson gives us a picture of the fighting in Afghanistan in 2006 that does not match that given through our media. For all our high-tech weapons, this is the story of a frontier war told by the soldiers themselves, reminiscent of some of Kipling’s tales …

“Surviving Climate Change: the struggle to avert global catastrophe” review

ed David Cromwell and Mark LevenePluto Press, 2007 This, the first multi-authored book from Crisis Forum, set up for the study of crises in the C21st (www.crisis-forum.org.uk), is for those who want to read about what is really going on around the politics of climate change. Governments and business keep …