Corona, climate, chronic emergency…

Economic & social impact of the coronavirus pandemic has been unprecedented. Governments have spoken of being at war, forced to seek new & innovative powers to maintain social order & prevent the spread of the virus. If the state can mobilise itself in the face of an invisible foe like this pandemic, it can also confront visible dangers such as our climate destruction with equal force.

Corona, Climate, Chronic Emergency – Amazon

In Corona, Climate, Chronic Emergency, leading environmental thinker Andreas Malm recommends an emergency plan can be applied on a permanent basis to the ongoing climate front line action & research. Offers proposals on how the climate movement can use this present health emergency to make a compelling case. Stimulating.

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An anthology of intriguing animals…

With stunning photography & gorgeous illustrations, this animal encyclopaedia explores the wildlife of our planet from the most massive whales to the smallest insects. We discover incredible facts, fascinating stories about our favourite animals, some we’ve never heard of. Why is the slow-motion sloth so sluggish, how does the plodding pangolin protects itself from predators?

An anthology of intriguing animals – Amazon

Over 100 creatures in nature. A beautiful story-book to bring the animal kingdom to life. Captivating descriptions of intriguing animals like a viscacha, quokka, slow loris. Amazing myths surrounding animals.

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Inspired by colours…

Many composers have experienced music as colour as well as sound like Messiaen. Their musical performances were displays of visual art to stir their creative imagination. A new study has confirmed a link between emotion, music & colour. We consistently associate bright colours with upbeat music, darker colours with more sombre pieces.

Mozart’s lively Flute Concerto No. 1 is associated with bright yellow & orange whereas his Requiem is linked to bluish grey. Beethoven described the key of B minor as a ‘black’ key, Scriabin linked E flat major with a purple-red colour, Rimsky-Korsakov described D major as golden brown. Sibelius claimed he heard sounds in his mind when he sensed colours, scents. Messiaen described his sensory skill, “I see colours when I hear sounds, but I don’t see colours with my eyes. I see colours intellectually in my head.” Ligeti saw major chords as red or pink, minor chords as green or brown. Liszt, “a little bluer please, this tone type requires it!”. The raw emotion behind the music was often responsible for the colour association.

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