中国与世界,环境危机大家谈

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一个直言学者的悲剧

黄万里一直不改其直言的风格。他1956年反对三门峡建坝,1957年写小说《花丛小语》讽刺盲目的建设者和不据实直陈的专家。上世纪80年代开始,他又开始上书反对建三峡大坝。

Long River Journey: Huang Wanli’s Ninety Years of Struggle

A new biography of dissident Huang Wanli shows how his foresighted objections to China’s dams cost him personally and politically

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书评:中国的环境危机

山姆•吉尔认为朱迪思•夏皮罗有关中国面临的环境挑战的新书是一部既明晰又有深度的佳作。

Books: China's environmental crisis

Sam Geall finds Judith Shapiro's new book on China's environmental challenges to be a work of exceptional clarity and depth.

评论:一出活报剧

资深记者伊安•杰克在伦敦一家著名剧院看了一出极简抽象派戏剧之后感到十分震撼,这出戏的主题是我们这个时代一个最大的挑战:人口增长。

Review: A theatre of facts

The veteran journalist Ian Jack is stunned by a minimalist production on a famous London stage about one of the greatest challenges of our time: population growth.

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书评:非洲农业亟待变革

在罗杰•索罗《最后的饥饿》一书中,我们看到了一个肯尼亚农民用勤劳改变贫困和饥饿的故事。书中不仅强调非洲农业转型所面临的挑战,还强调了转型的必要性。

Books: hungry for change

The Last Hunger Season by Roger Thurow is the story of a group of Kenyan farmers working to transcend lives of dire poverty and hunger. It highlights the challenges, and necessity, of transforming African agriculture.

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书评:展望未来城市

约翰·卡萨达和格雷格·林赛认为,由以机场为中心的同心圆构成的“航空大都市”是“我们未来的生活方式”。在PD·史密斯看来,这本书既引人入胜,又令人不寒而栗。

Books: off to tomorrow’s cities

The aerotropolis – an airport with concentric rings of uses radiating outward from it – is “the way we’ll live next”, say John Kasarda and Greg Lindsay. PD Smith finds their book fascinating – and chilling, but finds another book to be a more convincing portrayal of the future.

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书评:资源争夺战,孰胜孰负

在《赢者通吃》里,丹比萨·莫约称要重新为全球资源的消耗和中国的角色定位,但伊莎贝尔·希尔顿认为这书并不触目。

Books: Winner and losers

In Winner Take All, Dambisa Moyo claims to redefine the debate about global resource consumption and China’s role. But there is less to this book than meets the eye, says Isabel Hilton.

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书评:指路明灯

《绿色中国:本土学者论中国的环境与发展》一书不仅对政府在环境治理过程中的问题进行了探讨,还为我们提供了一些重要宝贵的见解,以及中国在这些问题上的立场。延斯•海因撰文。

Books: pointing the way forward

In showing a willingness to address problems of governance, writes Jens Hein, Green China: Chinese Insights on Environment and Development provides a valuable understanding of important issues – and how the country discusses them.

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书评:海洋前景堪忧

《海洋生命》一书中,卡鲁姆•罗伯茨为了揭示人类对全球海洋带来的巨大影响,对海洋科学数据展开了全方位的研究。这本引人入胜的海洋史中既充满了乐观,又不乏尖锐的警示。皮里塔•克拉克撰文。

Books: an unsettling ocean view

In Ocean of Life, Callum Roberts deploys data from across the marine sciences to show how humans have affected the world’s seas. Pilita Clark finds optimism and stark warnings in his impressive history.

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书评:多事之秋:图说2011

在《我们这个世界 5》中,路透社摄影师的照片往往具有语言无法匹敌的震撼人心的力量。玛莉安•贝德与您一起浏览这本图集,回顾天灾人祸不断的2011年。

Books: images of a turbulent year

In Our World Now 5, stunning pictures by Reuters photographers often eclipse the power of words. Maryann Bird pages through the album for 2011, a year punctuated by upheaval, natural and man-made.

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书评:两种地球观

蒂姆•弗兰纳里的《这个地球上》和马克•林纳斯的《神样的物种》很好地阐释了科学在避免生态灾难中发挥的作用。但山姆•吉尔同时阅读两本书之后,发现它们在未来的政治路线上都没有说清楚。

Books: two views of the planet

Tim Flannery’s Here on Earth and Mark Lynas’s The God Species skilfully explore science’s role in averting ecological catastrophe. But reading them in parallel, Sam Geall found both stumble on the political route forward.

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