Peter Ucko
Peter Ucko

Bits in Books that changed my life

Books do affect our lives. They affect how we think and how we perceive the world. They transport us to wondrous places and adventures in our minds. Then, occasionally one book, or a Bit of a Book, changes our lives. Here’s one that did it for me.

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Carbon could be the new currency

Carbon could be the new currency “To reach economic stability, emerging markets in Asia, including Thailand, need to concentrate on consumer-led growth by increasing domestic

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Opinion
Vaughan Jones

Remaking Nature – A Preposterous Notion.

The remaking or repairing is intended to be done in cities and urban areas across the world, and by way of stopping the deforestation that has been and still is being performed. Besides this being a massive task to be taken up by many international conservation and scientific institutions, my opinion is that it is practically impossible to repair or remake nature to any semblance of its original state

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Msasa Trees in the Miombo Woodland with their spring leaves
Helene van der Westhuizen
Heléne van der Westhuizen

Where Words Take Us – Miombo

The Miombo Woodlands is spread across southern-central Africa like a green sash. It has a truly special way in which to herald the start of the rainy season. With thanks to Meg Coates Palgrave who kindly provided the feature photograph.
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Poetry
Vaughan Jones

The Beauty of the Lyrics and the Music of ‘Stuck in a Moment You Can’t Get Out Of’ by U2

Bono, Paul David Hewson, of U2 fame wrote the lyrics to this song in response to his heart-felt misery for his friend Michael Hutchence, singer of INXS music group, who died in 1997.
The music for the song ‘Stuck in a Moment and You Can’t Get Out Of ’, was composed by the U2 band members Adam Clayton, Dave Evans, Larry Mullen, and Paul Hewson (Bono). The music of the song is beautiful, and it enhances the mood and the emotional feeling expressed by the lyrics.

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Life
Peter Ucko

Moments in Movies – that changed my life

Have you experienced that one moment in a movie that changed your life? I have. And have you lived by what you learnt? I have. If you have never experienced such a “Bingo!” moment, this scene might inspire you to be on the lookout for your lightbulb moments. They are everywhere – grab them before they slip away.

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