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By Tim Flannery, Peter Schouten

Luxurious birds of paradise, striking delicate shell turtles, frogs that appear like tomatoes, and terrifying fish (including the deep-water angler fish from discovering Nemo) are only a number of the outstanding creatures that may be present in Tim Flannery and Peter Schouten’s new e-book superb Animals.

Superbly illustrated in life like complete colour work, impressive Animals information 90 of the world’s so much awesome animals from all over the world. during this e-book you will discover the furry Seadevil, the staggering Sulawesi bare Bat, and within the depths of the limestone caves in Slovenia, the Olm, a crimson, four-legged, sightless salamander that lives for 100 years. In attention-grabbing vignettes, Flannery deals the genuine evolutionary story of ways each one of those strange creatures got here to seem the way in which they do. along each one historic account is a beautiful hand painted colour replica (life-size within the unique portray) by way of Schouten.

Filled with purple-faced apes, jagged toothed dolphins, antlered lizards, excellent Animals is a extraordinary choice of the world’s such a lot fabulous creatures and the tales at the back of their striking survival right into a glossy age.

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Some people are satisfied by the purchase of a multitude of things and gadgets; this is the essence of material desire. In comparison, desire fulfilled by, for example, experiencing a sense of achievement in your work, or from repairing your old, oily car over and over again is a spiritual—or immaterial—desire. 1 Manufacturing and Living with Consideration for People 33 Desires that can only be fulfilled by things and goods require large volumes of resources and energy and inevitably impact greatly on the environment.

3 Further weeding out, beyond eco-technologies, is required technologies that help realize such lifestyles. So far, the main focus has been on how to use already existing technologies in society. As a result of this approach, human activities have swollen, thus causing the global environmental problem. Prosperity as such is necessary to enable decent, humane lives, and technology supposedly exists to help create this prosperity. Technology really is nothing more than a set of tools enabling human lives.

If we were able to return, or to let go, the global environmental problem would not have arisen. Needless to say, we are not arguing that this irreversibility of quality of life is in itself an evil; once you have experienced great music, you want to hear more of it, once you have stood face to face with beautiful paintings, you want to see more… This is the way in which culture has progressed. If, however, we can say that it is the single-minded pursuit of the material aspect of quality of life that is the root cause of the environmental problem, then we obviously must avoid fuelling this kind of desire.

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