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Vol. 29 No. 6 · 22 March 2007

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Peter Campbell

John Lanchester

The Revenge of Gaia by James Lovelock. Allen Lane, 222 pp., £8.99, February 2007, 978 0 14 102597 1
Climate Change 2007: The Physical Science Basis Summary for Policymakers: Contribution of Working Group I to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change  IPCC, February 2007
Heat: How to Stop the Planet Burning by George Monbiot. Allen Lane, 277 pp., £17.99, September 2006, 0 7139 9923 3
The Party’s Over: Oil, War and the Fate of Industrial Societies by Richard Heinberg. Clairview, 320 pp., £12.99, October 2005, 1 905570 00 7
The Economics of Climate Change: The Stern Review by Nicholas Stern. Cambridge, 692 pp., £29.99, January 2007, 978 0 521 70080 1

Letters

Sindre Bangstad, Martin Shaw, Jonathan Harris, Marina Warner, Hermione Lee, Bernard O’Donoghue, Paul Mountain

Jenny Diski

At the Same Time: Essays and Speeches edited by Paolo Dilonardo and Anne Jump, preface by David Rieff. Hamish Hamilton, 235 pp., £18.99, April 2007, 978 0 241 14371 1
A Photographer’s Life 1990-2005 by Annie Leibovitz. Cape, 480 pp., £60, October 2006, 0 224 08063 6

Mark Greif

The Velvet Underground by Richard Witts. Equinox, 171 pp., £10.99, September 2006, 9781904768272

Michael Wood

At the Movies: ‘The Lives of Others’

Barbara Everett

Making and Breaking in Shakespeare’s Romances

Ross McKibbin

Defeatism, Defeatism, Defeatism

John Sturrock

Short Cuts: Don't Bother to Read

Mark Mazower

The Best Intentions: Kofi Annan and the UN in the Era of American Power by James Traub. Bloomsbury, 442 pp., £20, November 2006, 0 7475 8087 1
The Parliament of Man: The United Nations and the Quest for World Government by Paul Kennedy. Allen Lane, 361 pp., £25, July 2006, 0 7139 9375 8

Colin Kidd

Alexis de Tocqueville: Prophet of Democracy in the Age of Revolution by Hugh Brogan. Profile, 724 pp., £30, December 2006, 1 86197 509 0

David Trotter

The Novel: Vol. I: History, Geography and Culture edited by Franco Moretti. Princeton, 916 pp., £65, June 2006, 0 691 04947 5
The Novel: Vol. II: Forms and Themes edited by Franco Moretti. Princeton, 950 pp., £65, June 2006, 0 691 04948 3

Joanna Biggs

Two Caravans by Marina Lewycka. Fig Tree, 310 pp., £16.99, March 2007, 978 0 670 91637 5

Peter Campbell

At the Barbican: Alvar Aalto

Sam Thompson

The Steep Approach to Garbadale by Iain Banks. Little, Brown, 390 pp., £17.99, March 2007, 978 0 316 73105 8

R.T. Naylor

Illicit: How Smugglers, Traffickers and Copycats are Hijacking the Global Economy by Moisés Naím. Arrow, 352 pp., £8.99, March 2007, 978 0 09 948424 0

Matthew Sweeney

Three Poems

Michael Byers

Unfrozen Sea

Bernard O’Donoghue

Two Poems

Tony Wood

Diary: Chechnya

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