How to Avoid a Climate Disaster – Bill Gates

A down-to-earth stock-take on avoiding the climate disaster. What do we need? What do we have? What do we need to invent? An honest look at what will it take and how hard will it be. But also filled with the inventor’s optimism and faith in the power of the human mind. After I wholeheartedly …

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Z Głowy – Janusz Głowacki

Sometimes you come across a book that makes you think: ‘how nice to finally talk to someone intelligent’. And that is one of those books, Głowacki’s ease of storytelling and ability to seamlessly jump from a raunchy anecdote into very serious musings on the nature of the world make this book a pleasure to read. …

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Nobody Will Tell You This But Me: A True (as told to me) Story – Bess Kalb

And another one of the December 2020 gifts, this one is probably a birthday one. I timed it well with my birthday, it is too far from Christmas to give people and excuse to lump the gifts together, so I get them twice in one month. I start wondering if I'll ever again read a …

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Streetfight. Handbook for an Urban Revolution – Janette Sadik-Khan, Seth Solomonow – Quotes

It wasn’t really about the engineering of the space, the real battle was about the culture — about changing the hearts and minds of New Yorkers, of changing their minds about who their streets were for. If building roads actually resulted in less traffic, then surely after sixty years of interstate highway construction we would …

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Streetfight. Handbook for an Urban Revolution – Janette Sadik-Khan, Seth Solomonow

It was probably last year when I got from my mum a set of four books about modern approaches to urban design. I read them slowly because the subject matter is a serious one. It touches us every day. Since most of us live in cities, the design mistakes haunt us, making our life difficult …

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