Showing results by author "Alex Renton"

Categories

All Categories

2 results
Sort by
    • Planet Carnivore

    • Why Cheap Meat Costs the Earth (and How to Pay the Bill)
    • By: Alex Renton
    • Narrated by: Matthew Waterson
    • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    There are 59 billion animals alive at any one time, farmed for their meat. The world’s domestic cattle weigh 16 times as much as all the wild animals on the planet put together. Sixty percent of the globe’s agricultural land is used for beef production, from growing grain to raising cows.Since the early 20th century, industrial farming and global capitalism have worked hand-in-hand to provide meat at an ever-cheaper price. And our appetites, so tempted, have led us to consume more and more animals.

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Stiff Upper Lip

    • Secrets, Crimes and the Schooling of a Ruling Class
    • By: Alex Renton
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    This is the story of generations of parents, Britain's richest and grandest, who believed that being miserable at school was necessary to make a good and successful citizen. Childish suffering was a price they accepted for the preservation of their class and their entitlement. The children who were moulded by this misery and abuse went on - as they still do - to run Britain's public institutions and private companies.

    Regular price: $20.65