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What if There Was No Petroleum? A Thought Experiment

by: EJ on 09/15/2017

In this excerpt from The Retro Future: Looking to the Past to Reinvent the Future, author John Michael Greer invites us to participate in a thought experiment.  What if petroleum deposits had never happened?  What would our world look like now? 

A Road Not Yet Traveled

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John Michael Greer Thanks his Muse - Readers of the Archdruid Report

by: EJ on 09/07/2017

John Michael Greer's latest book is now off press.  He calls The Retro Future: Looking to the Past to Reinvent the Future the third book in a trilogy.  The first book of the three was After Progress: Religion and Reason at the End of the Industrial Age published by New Society Publishers in 2015.  The second book is a fiction novel called

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The Secret Life of Your Microbiome

by: Sara on 09/05/2017

Today's blog post is from Susan L. Prescott and Alan C. Logan the coauthors of the just released book The Secret Life of Your Microbiome: Why Nature and Biodiversity are Essential to Health and Happiness.

"When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe" John Muir, Naturalist, 1869

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Share, Swap and Save Seeds

by: Sara on 03/02/2017

Today marks the last day of our Spring Sale. You can receive a 35% discount on all New Society titles until midnight tonight (March 2nd) when you order from our website using the code Spring17 at the checkout.

We are heading out to our local Seedy Sunday to sell books this weekend and it got me to wondering how Seedy Sunday (or Saturdays as the …

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A Good Way to Inhabit the Landscape – Cozy Russian Cabins

by: EJ on 12/06/2016

Today’s blog is an excerpt from the recently released Shrinking the Technosphere: Getting a Grip on the Technologies that Limit our Autonomy, Self-sufficiency and Freedom by Dmitry Orlov. Today we get an inside look at a rustic Russian village cabin...can you say hygge! This and all new Society books are 35% off until December 12th. Just enter …

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