Gar Smith discusses and signs "The War and Environment Reader"


Gar Smith at DIESEL, A Bookstore in LarkspurDIESEL, A Bookstore in Larkspur welcomes editor Gar Smith to the store to discuss and sign, The War and Environment Reader on Wednesday, October 11th at 7:00 pm. Also appearing this evening will be American activist and author Jerry Mander reading from his book The Capitalism Papers: Fatal Flaws of an Obsolete System.

While many books have examined the broader topic of military conflict, most neglect to focus on damage military violence inflicts on regional--and global--ecosystems. The War and Environment Reader provides a critical analysis of the devastating consequences of war on the environment with perspectives drawn from a wide array of diverse voices and global perspectives. The contributors include scores of writers and activists, many with firsthand field experience of war's impacts on nature. Authors include: Medea Benjamin, Helen Caldicott, Marjoie Cohn, Daniel Ellsberg, Robert Fisk, Ann Jones, Michael Klare, Winona LaDuke, Jerry Mander, Margaret Mead, Vandana Shiva, David Swanson, Jody Williams and S. Brian Willson.

Gar Smith is editor emeritus of Earth Island Journal and co-founder of Environmentalists Against War. He lives in Berkeley, California, where he serves as director of the nonprofit Academic Publishing Inc. Smith is the author of Nuclear Roulette: The Truth About the Most Dangerous Energy Source on Earth.

Photo Credit: Anita Medal Photography

Jerry Mander at DIESEL, A Bookstore in LarkspurCalled the patriarch of the anti-Globalization movement by The New York Times, Jerry Mander was Founder and is a Distinguished Fellow of the International Forum on Globalization. He also spent 15 years in the advertising business as president of Freeman, Mander & Gossage, including producing the famous Sierra Club campaigns of the 1960s that saved the Grand Canyon. He has BS and MS degrees in international economics, and he lives in Northern California.



Event date: 
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
DIESEL, A Bookstore
2419 Larkspur Landing Circle
Larkspur, CA 94939
The War and Environment Reader Cover Image
By Gar Smith (Editor)
ISBN: 9781682570791
Availability: On Our Shelves Now - click to see which location!
Published: Just World Books - October 1st, 2017

The Capitalism Papers: Fatal Flaws of an Obsolete System Cover Image
ISBN: 9781619021587
Availability: On Our Shelves Now - click to see which location!
Published: Counterpoint LLC - May 14th, 2013