Sebastião Salgado at 80 – Guardian Article

The legendary photojournalist looks back on a life committed to documenting people and the planet, and explains why nature became his focus – article in the Guardian, link below.

In 2004 California University Press published his book of Sahel, The End of the Road, which documented his fifteen-month project of photographing the drought-stricken Sahel region of Africa in the countries of Chad, Ethiopia, Mali, and Sudan. A link to the book is below.

The Gentrification of the Internet – Author Video

How we lost control of the internet—and how to win it back.

The internet has become a battleground. Although it was unlikely to live up to the hype and hopes of the 1990s, only the most skeptical cynics could have predicted the World Wide Web as we know it today: commercial, isolating, and full of, even fueled by, bias. This was not inevitable. The Gentrification of the Internet argues that much like our cities, the internet has become gentrified, dominated by the interests of business and capital rather than the interests of the people who use it. Jessa Lingel uses the politics and debates of gentrification to diagnose the massive, systemic problems blighting our contemporary internet: erosions of privacy and individual ownership, small businesses wiped out by wealthy corporations, the ubiquitous paywall. But there are still steps we can take to reclaim the heady possibilities of the early internet. Lingel outlines actions that internet activists and everyday users can take to defend and secure more protections for the individual and to carve out more spaces of freedom for the people—not businesses—online.

Britain’s Birds – Second Edition. Review in Bird Guides

A bestselling guide since it was first published, Britain’s Birds has quickly established itself as the go-to photographic identification guide to the birds of Great Britain and Ireland—the most comprehensive, up-to-date, practical and user-friendly book of its kind. Acclaimed by birdwatchers of all kinds, from the beginner to the most experienced, the guide has now been thoroughly revised and updated to make it even better than before. Combining the finest of identification guide content and presentation, this eagerly awaited second edition preserves the best of the first edition while covering twelve newly recorded species and offering a host of improvements that make identification easier.

The Uncertainty Mindset – Innovation Insights from the Frontiers of Food

How can people and businesses become more innovative and more adaptable in highly uncertain situations? In The Uncertainty Mindset, Vaughn Tan provides an answer based on years of unprecedented access to some of the most influential culinary R&D teams in the world, including The Fat Duck Experimental Kitchen, ThinkFoodTank, and The Cooking Lab (creators of Modernist Cuisine and Modernist Bread).

The Uncertainty Mindset, Innovation Insights from the Frontiers of Food, Vaughn Tan, Columbia University Press 9780231196895

Anne Case, author of Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism, profiled in the Weekend FT

Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism paints a troubling portrait of the American dream in decline. For the white working class, today’s America has become a land of broken families and few prospects. As the college educated become healthier and wealthier, adults without a degree are literally dying from pain and despair

Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism (Princeton University Press) 9780691190785