((updated; July 29 2019. Book is now available on Amazon, see the website of Simon Lamb https://junglenomics.com/ see: UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?k=junglenomics&ref=nb_sb_noss_1
My strong recommendation is to read this new book as soon as it comes out on Amazon and in bookshops: Junglenomics – Nature’s solutions to the world environment crisis: a new paradigm for the 21st century and beyond – by Simon Lamb.
Here is my short review, from the draft I received:
The crux of this super relevant book is that we have to organise human society as an Ecosystem of connectivity and cooperation, to fit into Nature’s Ecosystems, if we want to survive as a species. Instead of still concentrating on exploiting everything around us and extract value from others and nature, to enrich ourselves. We have to stop this colonist mentality. In an ecosystem synthesis creates value by synergy, which can be shared by all participants and parts of Nature. And the book gives guidelines how to build such P2P cooperating Ecosystem. It is a joy to read that our children CAN have a future.
To Greta Thunberg i can say: “buy this book for your parents to read”, for the #ExtinctionRebellion , #YouthforClimate and #EggKids” .
In my humble opinion this Junglenomics book connects very well with the constructive idea’s of:
- “New Power”, see https://theconnectivist.wordpress.com/2018/03/06/important-new-book-new-power/
- Books and presentations of Martin Nowak about evolution . see: https://theconnectivist.wordpress.com/2017/01/17/nowaks-law/
- “Synergistic Selection” by Peter Corning, 2018, see excerpts in https://theconnectivist.wordpress.com/2018/10/20/the-survival-of-the-weavelets/
- “This View of Life – Completing the Darwinian Revolution” by David Sloan Wilson. Feb. 2019
- “A world Beyond Physics: The Emergence and Evolution of Life” by Stuart A. Kauffman, expected June 2019
- “Peer to Peer, The Commons Manifesto” Michel Bauwens et. al. March 2019. https://theconnectivist.wordpress.com/2019/03/27/peer-to-peer-the-commons-manifesto-new-book/
- “Better Work Together” a collective book by the Enspiral people, described by Chris Giotitsas, https://blog.p2pfoundation.net/a-short-review-by-chris-giotitsas/2019/03/29
Jaap van Till, TheConnectivist
========This is what Simon Lamb wrote about the book======
A New Plan and a New Mindset for Protecting Our Planet . See: https://junglenomics.com/
“Junglenomics is far more than an idealistic proposal, it is a blueprint for managing and reversing the rapid decline of our shared planetary ecosystem. An unrecognised power source of evolution is brought to light in a way that is both bold and compelling, and ultimately, overwhelmingly convincing. This book is essential reading for those who wish to see an end to the jeopardy that threatens our world. Future generations, and indeed Nature itself, will judge us on whether we accept the desperate need for a major re-appraisal of our approach to protecting all inhabitants of this treasured Earth.”
About the Author:
Simon Lamb is a writer on evolution, economics and the environment. He was born in London in 1951, and studied economics, maths, languages and art at Wellington College. He began his working career in finance, but a passion for nature, countryside, and natural science convinced him to return to his childhood stamping ground in Dorset. Simon is senior partner in a successful Fine Art business and has also been involved in farming for most of his working life.