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Case Prose: July



Espen Søbye:
Oil facts – How petroleum activities on the continental shelf have changed Norway
October, Norway

Facts about oil provides a condensed and unadorned picture of the oil and gas business in Norway from the exploration started in 1965 up to today, and shows how the extraction of offshore oil and gas has grown to become one of the most important industries in the country when applies to employment, economic impacts and revenues to the state. Using official statistics, Espen Søbye tells the oil industry's history effectively and effectively. Since the beginning of the 1980 years, the petroleum industry has been the most powerful economic locomotive in Norway. The politicians' ambitions to manage the oil business have been great. A pervasive question in the book is whether or not the sector has become so powerful that it is now the governing body. Everyone talks about oil investments, but few know what they consist of and what goods and services they demand. What is the price of oil, how is the oil and gas extraction measured, how many tons of sacrificial anodes are used to prevent the steel platforms from rusting up? The review is taken from the publisher's presentation of the book.

Sverre Varvin:
Mental health of refugees
Universitetsforlaget, Norway

The publisher writes: Refugees have a demanding road to Norway, often characterized by great strains and abuses. The homeland has been abandoned and they have lost not only close people and home culture, but also their future prospects. Torture and other systematic abuses are aimed at destroying man's belief in himself and the future. But there are many self-healing powers in people and in groups. The way we receive and treat refugees is crucial for these forces to unfold. The book is primarily written for health professionals. Varvin has also previously written on a similar theme. In the book Escape and exile (also written for health professionals) also describes the social and cultural backgrounds of refugees. The author shows the importance of seeing refugees as individuals with their own unique history and not as a uniform group.

Neville Morley:
Classics – Why It Matters
Polity, England and the United States

European formation for the elite meant for several generations learning Greek and Latin. One became more cultured by it, and probably more creative. There was no more significant civilization than the one in Greece or Rome.

This is no longer the case, but Neville Morley argues that it is still of the utmost importance – no matter what class you belong to, to be in love with this cultural heritage. Morley believes that we can learn a lot about our time, about the complex, social and political world we live in, precisely through the study of languages ​​and of culture. The professor at Exeter University in England also describes in Classics how the classical tradition is now being revitalized in younger students.

Kaisa Ytterhaug
Kaisa Ytterhaug
Ytterhaug is a freelancer in Ny Tid.

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