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2020.07.13

<In a World Gone Wrong, I Try to Live Right>

Chemist in My House

1. Publication Details

Title | In a World Gone Wrong, I Try to Live Right
Subtitle | Life Stories Told by Women with Strong Hearts
Author | Ecofem
Publisher | BookSense
Publication Date | 2019-03-31
ISBN | 9788993746495
No. of pages | 280
Dimensions | 128*188

 

2. Copyright Contact

Name | Hong Yeji
Email | booksense@naver.com
Phone | +82-10-9935-4759

 

3. Book Intro

Simply looking at some people’s lives gives us courage to readjust our life directions. “Harmonizer,” an activist from Ecofeminists United, who needed encouragement to take on a new phase of her life, met with her seniors and colleagues who had walked resolutely on their own paths, and she put their stories together in this book.
One thing these women all have in common is that they are ecofeminists. From Yim Soon-rye, film director of Little Forest, Go Eun-yeong, a young politician in Jeju Province, Na Yeong, an activist for the legalization of abortion, Lin, a vegan chef, Ji Sup of Fox Bookstore, a model for sustainable management, Kim-Shin Hyo-jeong, a researcher on native seeds, Chae Eun-sun, a manager of a feminist and creative culture group, Moana, a neighborhood feminist, Mun Seong-hi, a researcher on cooking to care for one’s body, and to An Hye-gyeong, a musician who bakes. Although their lifestyles, jobs, and personalities all differ, their stories told from their own experiences will give great energy and encouragement to readers.
In a World Gone Wrong, I Try to Live Right is a book offering encouragement and clear directions for women standing confused at the threshold of their adult lives. How much you know about ecofeminism does not matter. Whoever opens this book to read will be the thirteenth woman ready to find her greatness. Welcome!


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<The Half Island>

Chemist in My House

1. Publication Details

Title | The Half Island
Author | Lee Sae-Mi
Publisher | SOWONNAMU PUBLISHING
Publication Date | 2019-01-25
ISBN | 9791186531884
No. of pages | 56
Dimensions | 206*288

 

2. Copyright Contact

Name | Yi Mi-Soon
Email | swnamu@daum.net
Phone | +82-31-812-2553

 

3. Book Intro

A small island that is half covered in garbage, and an environmental message from the island!
Five brothers who drift out to sea arrive at a small island. They find that the island has clean water and air and is abundant with various plants and animals, so they decide to live there. They cut wood to build a house and carelessly throw away garbage.
The small island is soon covered with garbage and turns into a place where living things cannot live any more. It is a symbolic place that represents Earth and warns us of the grave reality of worsening environmental pollution. In each drawing that depicts garbage, photos of garbage taken by the author are composed so as to clearly deliver the theme of this book.


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<The Building Where Trees Grow>

Chemist in My House

1. Publication Details

Title | The Building Where Trees Grow
Author | Yoon Kang-mi
Publisher | Changbi Publishers, Inc.
Publication Date | 2019-01
ISBN | 9788936455354
No. of pages | 40
Dimensions | 295*230

 

2. Copyright Contact

Name | Jeong Jiyeon
Email | jjeong@changbi.com
Phone | +82-2-6949-0959

 

3. Book Intro

This book earned enormous love and interest from guests at an exhibition hosted by Hyundai Museum of Kid’s Books & Art, and was been selected for publishing support. The judges stated that the book reminded them of Gaudi, the architect, as it was very successful in building a “fantastic and solid alternative.” Through the picture of a girl living in an apartment in the city and imagining “her own house,” we can picture her changing a grey city into a green one. Through this book, readers have the opportunity to slowly reflect on the relationship between the nature and humans, and also the relationship between humans and architecture, while dreaming of a world where the nature and humans live together.


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<The Fourth Table>

Chemist in My House

1. Publication Details

Title | The Fourth Table
Subtitle | A Cooking Doctor’s Healthy Table
Author | Lim Jae Yang
Publisher | Specialbooks Inc.
Publication Date | 2018-11-15
ISBN | 9791188912292
No. of pages | 162
Dimensions | 150*215

 

2. Copyright Contact

Name | Sa Tae Hee
Email | specialbooks@naver.com
Phone | +82-2-3273-7878

 

3. Book Intro

Why the “fourth table”?
Why should we take an interest in farming, food and food waste?
The author explains that, although eating is the cause of lifestyle-related illnesses, traditional analytic approaches to nutrition that teach people to make up for any deficiencies and to eat certain foods to be healthy are only half right. Doctor should not give recommendations to patients based on nutritional analysis, but should prescribe medication and talk about food that is good for discharging environmental hormones from the body.
The average consumer does not have the right information to shop for healthy ingredients. They just assume that buying, cooking and eating expensive ingredients from an organic food store is healthy. Therefore, depending on the illness, doctors should teach patients about the right types of ingredients grown from different environments and how to cook them. The author, who is also a doctor, feels that now is the essential time to find a solution because we are under counter-attack by environmental hormones.
Food should not be eaten just to please the palate but also for health. That way, the land can live, agriculture can thrive, and our bodies can be healthy. Furthermore, he argues that doctors should be the first to spread information about and alert people of the various problems related to food waste – environmental pollution, astronomical disposal costs, and an eventual increase in human illness. Doctors who understand the incredibles effects of dietary fiber should step up to explain the benefits, farmers should produce such healthy produce, and consumers should prepare food with them – but it’s doctors who need to take the lead and spread the word about healthy food.
The “first table” refers to dining in the past, where the simple purpose was to fill stomach. The “second table” is the era when people look for better and organic food. The “third table” is when chefs take the lead in creating meals that save the environment, support sustainable agriculture, and bring out the unique taste of the ingredients.
The Fourth Table was published based on the author’s belief that it is doctors who should come forward for the healthy eating culture of the world. The author introduces results based on years of experience, highlights the importance of food culture and the impact of vegetarian diets, and presents the fourth table as an alternative that goes beyond the first, second, and third tables in terms of food waste, environmental hormones, obesity and diet.


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<Why Do Finnish People Go to Secondhand Stores?>

Chemist in My House

1. Publication Details

Title | Why Do Finnish People Go to Secondhand Stores?
Subtitle | The meaning of consumption and the environment found in Helsinki’s second-hand stores, vintage store
Author | Park Hyunsun
Publisher | HEYBOOKS
Publication Date | 2019-11-25
ISBN | 9791188366170
No. of pages | 352
Dimensions | 143*200

 

2. Copyright Contact

Name | Yun Mi Kyung
Email | heybooks2013@naver.com
Phone | +82-31-603-6166

 

3. Book Intro

Modern society suffers from environmental problems caused by easy consumption and rapid disposal. The development of capital and technology made possible mass production and mass consumption, but we are now faced with the problems of resource depletion and environmental pollution. We are at a point where we must think about consumption and production methods for a better future.
“Consumer and environment” was a topic of dilemma for the author of this book, who studied design. Her concerns continued while she was staying abroad in Finland, a country with such glamorous descriptions as “Design powerhouse,” “Welfare state,” and “Highest ranking country on the happiness index.” Yet she found the answer in an unexpected place. What she witnessed was “secondhand culture becoming a part of everyday life.” “The city of secondhand shops, Helsinki was the site of the circulation economy. Resources are not typically circulated in the linear economy model that was born with the industrial revolution, yet products that were previously disposed of were being repaired, recycled and reused. Most of all, individual consumers participated in secondhand culture by becoming the subjects that extended the life of products.
In this book, the author introduces in detail the secondhand shops run by donations, sales agency secondhand shops, vintage shops, flea markets and second-hand trading events along with the nature of Finnish secondhand culture through her experiences and interviews with local people.
If easy consumption and quick disposal are problems of modern society and an individual cannot fully consume the value of an object, which leads to the wasting of valuable resources, and if you do not need to own every single product, shouldn’t there be a way to share them?
The messages about the consumption and the environment that Finland’s secondhand culture sends to us does not only provide an opportunity to consider and rediscover the value of products, but also to informs both consumers and producers that they should consider healthier choices for a better future.”


* http://www.k-book.or.kr/user/books/books_view?idx=2854

 

 

<Is This the Life You Wanted?>

Chemist in My House

1. Publication Details

Title | Is This the Life You Wanted?
Subtitle | Eco Feminism: How to Live a Simple Life
Author | Ecofem
Publisher | GANA Publishing CO., Ltd
Publication Date | 2019-09-30
ISBN | 9788957360132
No. of pages | 218
Dimensions | 170*240

 

2. Copyright Contact

Name | Lee Jungsoon
Email | 94sooni@gmail.com
Phone | +82-70-4398-2221

 

3. Book Intro

“A story of people trying to lead a good life in a not-so-good world.”
“Can we continue to live like this? Can future generations survive on Earth?” The eco feminist movement started from these questions as a cultural paradigm that seeks to build equal relationships between humans and humans, and humans and nature in modern society, where humans destroy nature, men dominate women, and humans live in competition and greed.
Eco-feminists criticize androcentrism and the development-centric thinking of the ruling class, stand against global conglomerates’ destructive activities, and search for actions we can take at this moment for women, developing countries, and ecology, all alienated from—or sacrificed for—development. This book sheds light on eco-feminism, something we must know for sustainable development, as well as the Korea Eco Feminist Association which has made endeavors for eco-feminism, ecologism, egalitarianism, and feminism to rake root in our society over the past 20 years. Moreover, it makes detailed suggestions that we can put into action right away and persuades readers to build a society in which ecology and humans, and preservation and development can go hand in hand.


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<An Inquiry into the Environmental Doomsday Clock>

Chemist in My House

1. Publication Details

Title | An Inquiry into the Environmental Doomsday Clock
Subtitle | A Story about Climate Change and the Environment for a Kind Society
Author | Park Sukhyun
Publisher | Blue Bicycle Publishing Co.
Publication Date | 2018-09-20
ISBN | 9791188609178
No. of pages | 196
Dimensions | 173*224

 

2. Copyright Contact

Name | Kim Yeonsoo
Email | booksea21@hanmail.net
Phone | +82-31-955-7470

 

3. Book Intro

When the hands of the Earth’s “Doomsday Clock”—a clock that shows how bad the Earth’s environment is—points to midnight, the Earth’s fate will be sealed. Right now, the Earth’s Environmental Doomsday Clock is pointing to 9:33 p.m. With less than three hours remaining, the book portrays the world with the Doomsday Clock and examines climate change, an important environmental issue that makes the clock tick faster. The book also introduces the main culprits of climate change, which causes every environmental problem on Earth, as well as their devastating results, eventually explaining why we need to act and change our ways of life to revive the Earth and protect the future.
For change, we need to identify the cause of the crisis, feel the need to act in order to heal the cause, and personally take action. We hope you will take your first step into changing your thoughts and putting them into practice in your life with An Inquiry into the Environmental Doomsday Clock: A Story about Climate Change and the Environment for a Kind Society.
An Inquiry into the Environmental Doomsday Clock
is composed of four chapters: what is climate; environmental changes due to climate change; changes in our lives to stop the Doomsday Clock; and the world’s efforts to turn back the Environmental Doomsday Clock.
Listen to experts in the field vividly explain why climate change occurs, how we should live in an age of ongoing climate change, and what we can do to slow down climate change to prevent the damage from growing. This book was planned and written over several years in order to lead readers to a life of small changes they can practice, and thus it is a book on the environment that seeks change and action.


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<Mimi’s Sweater>

Chemist in My House

1. Publication Details

Title | Mimi’s Sweater
Subtitle | Good Consumption for Ourselves and Environment!
Author | Jung Haeyoung
Publisher | Nonjang Publishing Co.
Publication Date | 2018-11-28
ISBN | 9788984143364
No. of pages | 44
Dimensions | 238*260

 

2. Copyright Contact

Name | Lee Nayoung
Email | nyl@nonjang.co.kr
Phone | +82-31-955-9164

 

3. Book Intro

Do you always find yourself with no clothes, even though you continue to buy them? Let’s try to create our own style and protect the environment with good consumption! A collage of pictures of clothes sewn by hand and valuable information about environment stand out! Enjoy the visual joy as seeing the author’s hand-made clothing and drawings that parody renowned scenes from movies! Mimi needed new clothes. Her clothes have gotten small. New clothes must be of good quality and must match the style of the clothes in her closet. But she should not buy clothes that don’t fit or clothes that only follow trends. And she should not blindly buy clothes only because they are cheap. The consumption pattern of Mimi is different from the trends of today. People are used to the vicious cycle of buying, getting tired of soon, throwing away and buying new clothes. On the other hand, she carefully thinks through a lot of things when buying a single article of clothing. She patches old clothes and takes those that do not fit to the flea market. She wears, fixes and alters clothes from the moment she buys them, and even alters them for other to wear. While the process is long and slow, it gives us a lesson about good consumption and warm consumption. Readers also can get valuable Information about how the price of clothing is calculated, why impulsive spending must be avoided, and where clothes that are thrown away end up, and so forth. The balance among cute and friendly characters, small and interesting clothing, and natural pencil touches in Mimi’s Sweater create a picture book that will help children establish the concept of “clothing,” “clothing culture” and “consumption.”


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<Are Your Peers Your Appearance?>

Chemist in My House

1. Publication Details

Title | Are Your Peers Your Appearance?
Subtitle | Respect for Every Body
Author | Ecofem
Publisher | BookSense
Publication Date | 2018-12-26
ISBN | 9788993746471
No. of pages | 144
Dimensions | 128*188

 

2. Copyright Contact

Name | Hong YeJi
Email | booksense@naver.com
Phone | +82-10-9935-4759

 

3. Book Intro

An introductory guide to feminism, this book explains in a clear and simple way the types and hidden intentions of the “corset” that stifles women in the form of make-up, diet, media, and body measurements. Ecofeminists United, established in 1999, has participated in various activities and projects as an ecofeminist group.
In particular, the project “Are Your Peers Your Appearance?” in 2016 gained a big response from women of various age groups with its timely lectures and practical workshops. This book Are Your Peers Your Appearance? developed the issues further and put together eight “removing your corset” stories for teenage girls and young women who suffer from the double standards and prejudices of Korean society toward them. This book will invite the reader to reflect on why we “remove our corsets” now and provide the reader, who has found it difficult to talk about “decorseting” and about feminist issues, with clear answers and solutions.


* http://www.k-book.or.kr/user/books/books_view?idx=2476

 

 

<Business Strategy in the AI Era : A Practical Guide to Effective Data Exploitation>

Chemist in My House

1. Publication Details

Title | Business Strategy in the AI Era : A Practical Guide to Effective Data Exploitation
Subtitle | Who Is Going to Control the AI Environment?
Author | Jung Dohee
Publisher | GILBUT Publishers
Publication Date | 2018-01-23
ISBN | 9791160503975
No. of pages | 252
Dimensions | 149*210

 

2. Copyright Contact

Name | Kim Miyoung
Email | miyoung@gilbut.co.kr
Phone | +82-2-330-9748

 

3. Book Intro

At the 2018 CES International, the world’s biggest tech trade show, the main topic was Artificial Intelligence-AI. Big domestic companies including Samsung, SK, and LG have been scrambling to create or reinforce their AI sectors. It seems clear now that pilot projects on AI have successfully ended and have now entered the execution phase. However, companies are still confused as to what they ought to be doing. Without knowing the true value of AI, the way to utilize data in business, or the field(s) in which to invest, companies are merely being hasty.
Business Strategy in the AI Era provides an explanation of what AI technology is while also explaining practical ways to utilize the technology for business owners and executive members. The author, Jung Dohee, is one of the leading experts on applying AI-related technologies in business. Jung’s biggest strength is his experience as an executive in the business world and his expertise as a tech support engineer. In this book on AI, Jung provides all the useful tips based on trial and error to utilize AI data for businesses in a successful way.
In his preface, he states that “we do not compete with AI. We compete only with humans who make good use of AI technology faster than anyone else”. AI has already brought in a new era. The trend led by AI is neither irreversible nor irresistible. In this situation, only those who understand what’s going on and make use of it first will survive. The wait-and-see strategy adopted by many domestic companies is dangerous; they may end up being left behind by their competitors who tap into AI technologies sooner.


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