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Key recommended introductory textbooks

Walter Dodds (2019) The World's Worst Problems. Brief comments - A highly interesting book on multiple problems we are facing nowadays. And, yes, it is not only about climate change, but an array of things that are jointly impacting the Earth. What would you rank as the world's worst problem?

Richard Ladle and Robert Whittaker (2011) Conservation Biogeography. Brief comments - A good multi-author textbook, with a large-scale perspective on biological, geographical and societal basis of nature conservation.

Ellen Wohl (2018) Sustaining River Ecosystems and Water Resources. Brief comments - A very good introduction to a holistic understanding of rivers and their management. A must read for all interested in saving and maintaining functioning river systems.

Other books recently read

Daniel Estulin (2015) Tavistock Institute. Social Engineering the Masses. Brief comments - This institute has devoted much effort in understanding human psyche and advancing mass psychology. What for has this effort been done?

David Lindenmayer and Gene Likens (2010) Effective Ecological Monitoring. Brief comments - A very good critical overview of ecological monitoring, its pros and cons, and how monitoring should be ideally done in practice.


David Wilkinson (2006) Fundamental Processes in Ecology: An Earth System Approach. Brief comments - An interesting account of ecological systems, with an emphasis on the role of microorganisms in ecosystem functioning. What if these small players are no longer able to participate in their specific functions?

Edward Wilson (1998) Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge. Brief comments – This interesting account links issues as different as the basis of human brain functioning, societal issues, religious versus secular views, and environmental problems under the same general umbrella of reasoning. A thought-provoking book that should be of interest to people trying to provide solutions to maintaining biological diversity, a diverse topic that requires a diversity of things to be considered.


Interesting websites

https://www.ancient-origins.net/
https://www.caff.is/

https://unslaved.com/


Albums currently under intensive listening, these being mostly progressive metal and rock music

Christopher Lee (2013) Charlemagne. The Omen of Death.
Dream Theater (2021) A View From the Top of the World.
Riverside (2021) The Shorts & The Longs.
RPWL (2012) Beyond Man and Time.
Winterborn (2009) Farewell to Saints.