This record commemorates the last 125 years of St James by drawing heavily on the early historic publications of the anniversaries of 1934, 1959, 1984 and 2005 much of which is reprinted here. It brings the record up-to-date by commentary and appropriate additions.
Fleeing Vesuvius is a practical and fundamentally optimistic book. Its 39 authors, all leading thinkers in their fields, take a hard look at many of the problems facing humanity and offer far-reaching solutions.
Most of its contributors believe that the financial crisis that has blighted the world's richest countries since 2008 was a turning point in human history because it ushered in an era in which economies will tend to shrink rather than grow.... The book's overall aim is to arm it's readers with the knowledge they need to develop new ways of doing things instead of staggering from crisis to crisis trying to patch up systems that are only suited to economies that can grow and grow.- Taken from back cover.