Jan 15th, 2021
A stream of consciousness review by Jonathan Rowson on a new book by Alastair McIntosh called ‘Riders on the Storm: The Climate Crisis and the Survival of Being‘ by Birlinn Press (2020).
Jonathan Rowson is a writer, philosopher and chess Grandmaster who was British Chess Champion from 2004-2006. He holds degrees from Oxford, Bristol, and Harvard, was the former director of the Social Brain Center at the RSA, and an Open Society Fellow. He is co-founder and director of Perspectiva, a research institute that examines the relationships between complex global challenges and the inner lives of human beings. His latest book is The Moves that Matter: A Chess Grandmaster on the Game of Life. Find out more here.
Alastair McIntosh has been described by BBC TV as ‘one of the world’s leading environmental campaigners’. His most recent major work is Poacher’s Pilgrimage: an Island Journey (Birlinn 2016, Cascade (USA) 2018). He is a fellow of the School of Divinity at the University of Edinburgh and a visiting professor at the College of Social Sciences, University of Glasgow. You can follow Alastair on Twitter here and find his website here.
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