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Review of 'Diet for a Large Planet' by Chris Otter

REVIEW OF 'DIET FOR A LARGE PLANET' BY CHRIS OTTERBelow, is an edited version of a book review recently published in LBR.  It seems to me to encompass all of the ills of our current global food systems, and to indicate how and where these systems came into being.  I thought that it is such a powerful argument, and so close to home, that I should share it with others who may be interested in history.

Free Historical Essay Samples

FREE HISTORICAL ESSAY SAMPLESEssays tell stories of different subjects. Basically, historical essays are very much popular among people. Thus, writing a historical essay is not always that easy that we tend to think. This is why people engaged in writing historical essays look for free samples on the internet and other areas. Mostly, the historical essay samples speak about the different facts and figures of historical events.

The 11th  September, twenty years later

HE 11TH  SEPTEMBER, TWENTY YEARS LATERI take the bi-monthly issues of two Portuguese magazines devoted to history.  One is called Visão História, and the other Journal de Notícias História. Below is an opinion piece by José Pedro Teixeira Fernandes, published in the August issue of Journal de Notícias História.

Exceptionalism of Empire Builders

EXCEPTIONALISM OF EMPIRE BUILDERSAs I translated the piece below by José Pedro Teixeira Fernandes in the June issue of Journal das Notícias História, I was also reading the novel by Dorothy L Sayers and Jill Paton Walsh with the title Thrones, Dominations. An unusual title for a detective story, which is also in some respects a historical novel, since DLS died in 1957, and JPW finished her novel in 1998.

Portugal and the Order of the Garter

PORTUGAL AND THE ORDER OF THE GARTERMonarchs have usually been keen to further both their own and their country’s interests by awarding to each other the Orders of Chivalry characteristic of their own nation.  British Orders of Knighthood include the Most Noble Order of the Garter, which was founded in 1348 by King Edward III. 

Geoparque Algarvensis

GEOPARQUE ALGARVENSISIf you know Algarve you may wonder why the earth around Silves is so reddish. You may ask about Rocha da Pena, a huge rock in a plain area. You may have heard about the remains of a dinosaur-like animal found here newly.

The history of the artificial sea-access in Tavira

THE HISTORY OF THE ARTIFICIAL SEA-ACCESS IN TAVIRAI have long been intrigued by the formation of the sand islands of the Ria Formosa.  I show below the history of the artificial sea-access in Tavira, and further translate a study of Culatra Island, giving something of the history of the artificial access for Faro and Olhão.

John Nicol, Mariner

JOHN NICOL, MARINERIn the charity shop, I recently bought a small book, The Life and Adventures of John Nicol, Mariner.  It is more memoirs than autobiography.  The book was first published in 1822, and the blurb on the cover of my 1997 edition is effusive: