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REVIEW ß Harvest By Edward Posnett Epreneurs who harvest process and trade themBlending interviews history and travel writing Harvest sets these human stories against our changing economic and ecological landscape What do they tell us about capitalism global market forces and overharvesting How does a local micro economy survive in a hyper connected world Harvest makes us see the world with wonder curiosity and new concern It is an original and magical new map of our world and its riches. Lots of interesting facts contained herein but all I ever want to know with these books is did he get an advance and how did he pay to travel all around the work just to write these essays The Burning The Haunting of Grey Hills #1 global market forces and overharvesting How does a local micro economy survive in a hyper connected world Harvest makes us see the world with wonder curiosity and new concern It is an original and magical new map of our world and its riches. Lots of interesting facts contained herein but all I ever want to know with these books is did he

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REVIEW ß Harvest By Edward Posnett In a centuries old tradition farmers in northwestern Iceland scour remote coastal plains for the down of nesting eider ducksHigh inside a vast cave in Borneo men perched atop rickety ladders collect swiftlets’ nests a delicacy believed to be a cure for almost anythingEiderdown and edible birds’ nests both are luxury products ultimately destined for the super rich To the rest of the world these materials are mere commodities but to the harvesters the. 35 stars round up Strange Harvests The Hidden Histories of Seven Natural Objects is a combination of two subjects I like nature and uirky less known history of our world The seven natural objects are eiderdown edible birds nests civet coffee sea silk vicuna fiber tagua and guano The author wavers animal biology historical accounts and firsthand observations into a continuous narrative in which he contemplates the nature of our relationship with other creatures on earth I find the history of these objects fascinating and the book educational However after exploring the seven uncommon objects it is not clear what the possibility of a mutually beneficial relationship is The author has not found a pattern or two where such mutually beneficial relationship can be formed The opposite is true there is no way as least according to the book to achieve the ecological and economical euilibrium We are not good at harmony The history of human race is a history of exploitation The demand for edible birds nests which have no proven nutrition superiority nearly destroyed the black swiftlets natural habitat Today the white edible birds nests on the market are mostly harvested in man made bird houses who domesticate whom The civet coffee industry is mostly a scam The sea silk museum in Sant Antioco is built on a lie The commercialization of vicuna fiber has caused poaching and disturbance of the animal habitat and it has not brought wealth to the local population And to bring back tagua to replace plastics is or less a dream As to guano harvesting perhaps they should be left alone The Guano Era which refers to a period of stability and prosperity in Peru during the mid 19th century was a hellish time for the imported Chinese coolies Even the idealized Icelandic eiderdown harvesting has its dark sideA fascinating read becomes a depressing read Perhaps it is the subject or perhaps it s the writing জামশেদ মুস্তফির হাড় guano The author wavers animal biology historical accounts and firsthand observations into a continuous narrative in which he contemplates the nature of our relationship with other creatures on earth I find the history of these objects fascinating and the book educational However after exploring the seven uncommon objects it is not clear what the possibility of a mutually beneficial relationship is The author has not found a pattern or two where such mutually beneficial relationship can be formed The opposite is true there is no way as least according to the book to achieve the ecological and economical euilibrium We are not Memoirs of Madame de La Tour du Pin good at harmony The history of human race is a history of exploitation The demand for edible birds nests which have no proven nutrition superiority nearly destroyed the black swiftlets natural habitat Today the white edible birds nests on the market are mostly harvested in man made bird houses who domesticate whom The civet coffee industry is mostly a scam The sea silk museum in Sant Antioco is built on a lie The commercialization of vicuna fiber has caused poaching and disturbance of the animal habitat and it has not brought wealth to the local population And to bring back tagua to replace plastics is or less a dream As to Something in the Wine The Moonstone Series #1 guano harvesting perhaps they should be left alone The Guano Era which refers to a period of stability and prosperity in Peru during the mid 19th century was a hellish time for the imported Chinese coolies Even the idealized Icelandic eiderdown harvesting has its dark sideA fascinating read becomes a depressing read Perhaps it is the subject or perhaps it s the writing

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REVIEW ß Harvest By Edward Posnett Y are all imbued with myth tradition folklore and ritual and form part of a shared identity and historyThese objects are two of the seven natural wonders whose stories Harvest tells eiderdown vicuña wool sea silk vegetable ivory civet coffee guano and edible birds’ nests Harvest follows their journey from the wildest parts of the planet traversing Iceland Indonesia and Peru to its urban centres drawing on the voices of the gatherers shearers and entr. In Strange Harvests Edward Posnett investigates the ways that our relationship with nature has been broken by capitalism and uses a curiosity cabinet of natural objects to force his readers to look around their own homes and ask where from and by what processes they obtained the ordinary artifacts that make up their daily lives Posnett often refers to the Victorian uest genre and his work mimics it taking him to far away places subjecting him to trials and sometimes imparting bleak and sober lessons about our impact on nature He begins with the Icelandic and possibly utopic harvest of eiderdown He looks into the systems of profit that rules its harvest most of the profit does not go to those doing the work as well as the division of labor women are very involved in this work and finally into what we destroy arctic foxes in this case to protect a species we see as valuable Our next stop is in the nearly insensate cave walls of Borneo where the subject of the dangerous work of retrieving bird s nests encompasses issues such as clashes between East and West monocultural agriculture and fears about dampening or obscuring native voices Similar chapters on civet coffee sea silk tagua nuts and vicuna wool take on other such hard hitting issues like conservation cruelty fraud animal display personal ethics and slavery In the end the importance of Posnett s work may not be the interesting modern day curiosity cabinet he assembles but the ways in which his work asks readers to come to know the products of their own lives What is natural Biodegradable Ethical What are the origins of the objects we live with Where have they come from and who helped bring them to us If readers grapple with these uestions we might come to live in a sustainable world Gloom Town guano and edible birds’ nests Harvest follows their journey from the wildest parts of the planet traversing Iceland Indonesia and Peru to its urban centres drawing on the voices of the uinze dias gatherers shearers and entr. In Strange Harvests Edward Posnett investigates the ways that our relationship with nature has been broken by capitalism and uses a curiosity cabinet of natural objects to force his readers to look around their own homes and ask where from and by what processes they obtained the ordinary artifacts that make up their daily lives Posnett often refers to the Victorian uest Cheating for the Chicken Man genre and his work mimics it taking him to far away places subjecting him to trials and sometimes imparting bleak and sober lessons about our impact on nature He begins with the Icelandic and possibly utopic harvest of eiderdown He looks into the systems of profit that rules its harvest most of the profit does not The Last Runaway go to those doing the work as well as the division of labor women are very involved in this work and finally into what we destroy arctic foxes in this case to protect a species we see as valuable Our next stop is in the nearly insensate cave walls of Borneo where the subject of the dangerous work of retrieving bird s nests encompasses issues such as clashes between East and West monocultural agriculture and fears about dampening or obscuring native voices Similar chapters on civet coffee sea silk tagua nuts and vicuna wool take on other such hard hitting issues like conservation cruelty fraud animal display personal ethics and slavery In the end the importance of Posnett s work may not be the interesting modern day curiosity cabinet he assembles but the ways in which his work asks readers to come to know the products of their own lives What is natural Biodegradable Ethical What are the origins of the objects we live with Where have they come from and who helped bring them to us If readers On Tidy Endings grapple with these uestions we might come to live in a sustainable world

  • Hardcover
  • 336
  • Harvest By Edward Posnett
  • Edward Posnett
  • en
  • 14 April 2019
  • 9781847923875