Vulpes Libris

A collective of bibliophiles talking about books. Book Fox (vulpes libris): small bibliovorous mammal of overactive imagination and uncommonly large bookshop expenses. Habitat: anywhere the rustle of pages can be heard.

The Rapture by Liz Jensen

The Rapture is a novel that looks at the destruction global warning could wreak on our planet, but with a twist.  The destruction is foretold by matricidal teenager Bethany Krall … Continue reading

June 3, 2010 · 3 Comments

The Carbon Diaries 2015 by Saci Lloyd

I was at first attracted to this book by its cover – it looks like it’s been made out of a brown paper bag.  The whole book is actually made … Continue reading

November 8, 2008 · 11 Comments

Six Degrees by Mark Lynas AND Heat: How we can stop the planet from burning by George Monbiot

I’ve just finished reading these two complementary books which, although they have the same basic subject matter, are very different in scope and approach. Mark Lynas’s book takes the IPCC … Continue reading

April 5, 2008 · 14 Comments

This May Help You Understand the World by Lawrence Potter

In a confusing universe, it’s reassuring to find that it isn’t only you who doesn’t grasp the intricacies – or even the basics – of the world’s problems. We probably … Continue reading

January 18, 2008 · 19 Comments



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