Just Cause and Effect - selenium deficiency in New Zealand

By Amanda Nally

PledgeMe.Project

Community,



NZ $525 pledged


10 people pledged


Closed


NZ $500 minimum target


100 100% Complete

Pledges will only be confirmed if the target is reached by: 11/12/2020 at 4:00 PM (NZDT)

Make a Pledge

About

Just Cause And Effect - Selenium Deficiency In New Zealand

Project 2020-11-02 12:07:58 +1300

Just Cause and Effect is the story of Selenium Deficiency in New Zealand. More than 20 years in the making, it is a collaboration between a retired Southland farmer, Les Hailes, and a career journalist, me.

From the get-go, this project has been about sharing information. It's a book rather than a paper because it's a story that needed to break free of academia and find its way into the real world.

Just Cause and Effect is the story of how the Green Revolution made New Zealand one of the sickest countries on earth.

Just Cause and Effect is also the story of why mammals did not inherit our particular part of the earth. 

About science for non-scientists it combines appropriately peer reviewed studies from New Zealand and around the world on geography, biogeography, agriculture, horticulture, cot death, asthma, cancer, heart disease and more to discover it's not rocket science after all, it's all just cause and effect. 

Les always said this was not a book about him. I argued his observations over 60 years were critical. We were agreeing to disagree when he underlined his position in black marker and died after a short illness days after advance copies arrived. Statiscally correct to the end, Les died of bowel cancer, the disease for which Southland holds the dubious per capital position of world leader.

To me, he said, simply, carry on.

We printed 2000 copies for a New Zealand market. Why 2000 copies? Because that's a best seller in New Zealand. We're looking to break traditional publishing models and and sell through multiple channels, consecutively. Once the Pledge ME campaign Just Cause and Effect will be retailing at $40 RRP+postage and handly directly through our website and in all the usual places where books are sold. 

The book is better than the video but watch it anyway

 

Comments

Updates 1

Thank you!

09/12/2020 at 4:43 PM

Thank you all! The books are already for delivery as soon as the campaign ends. If you know anyone who has pledging on their meaning-to-do-list - they have until 4pm Friday.  

    Pledgers 10

    Anonymous pledger
    2020-12-09 16:39:56 +1300

    "Easy Christmas!"

    Jacqueline Stewart
    2020-12-08 14:57:09 +1300
    Paul Adams
    2020-12-04 10:51:43 +1300
    Betty Watson
    2020-12-01 09:01:26 +1300

    "Great work Amanda!"

    Lisa Jayne Anderson
    2020-11-27 16:51:35 +1300

    "Can't wait to get the book!"

    annabel Small
    2020-11-23 10:04:12 +1300
    Jade
    2020-11-20 15:54:19 +1300

    "Best wishes for a successful campaign!"

    Steve Nally
    2020-11-18 10:10:45 +1300
    Wendy. Hansen
    2020-11-17 07:19:23 +1300

    "Good luck 🍀😊"

    Tony Styles
    2020-11-16 17:33:33 +1300

    Followers

    Followers of Just Cause and Effect - selenium deficiency in New Zealand

    Just Cause And Effect - Selenium Deficiency In New Zealand

    Project 2020-11-02 12:07:58 +1300

    Just Cause and Effect is the story of Selenium Deficiency in New Zealand. More than 20 years in the making, it is a collaboration between a retired Southland farmer, Les Hailes, and a career journalist, me.

    From the get-go, this project has been about sharing information. It's a book rather than a paper because it's a story that needed to break free of academia and find its way into the real world.

    Just Cause and Effect is the story of how the Green Revolution made New Zealand one of the sickest countries on earth.

    Just Cause and Effect is also the story of why mammals did not inherit our particular part of the earth. 

    About science for non-scientists it combines appropriately peer reviewed studies from New Zealand and around the world on geography, biogeography, agriculture, horticulture, cot death, asthma, cancer, heart disease and more to discover it's not rocket science after all, it's all just cause and effect. 

    Les always said this was not a book about him. I argued his observations over 60 years were critical. We were agreeing to disagree when he underlined his position in black marker and died after a short illness days after advance copies arrived. Statiscally correct to the end, Les died of bowel cancer, the disease for which Southland holds the dubious per capital position of world leader.

    To me, he said, simply, carry on.

    We printed 2000 copies for a New Zealand market. Why 2000 copies? Because that's a best seller in New Zealand. We're looking to break traditional publishing models and and sell through multiple channels, consecutively. Once the Pledge ME campaign Just Cause and Effect will be retailing at $40 RRP+postage and handly directly through our website and in all the usual places where books are sold. 

    The book is better than the video but watch it anyway

     

    Comments

    Thank you!

    09/12/2020 at 4:43 PM

    Thank you all! The books are already for delivery as soon as the campaign ends. If you know anyone who has pledging on their meaning-to-do-list - they have until 4pm Friday.  

      Anonymous pledger
      2020-12-09 16:39:56 +1300

      "Easy Christmas!"

      Jacqueline Stewart
      2020-12-08 14:57:09 +1300
      Paul Adams
      2020-12-04 10:51:43 +1300
      Betty Watson
      2020-12-01 09:01:26 +1300

      "Great work Amanda!"

      Lisa Jayne Anderson
      2020-11-27 16:51:35 +1300

      "Can't wait to get the book!"

      annabel Small
      2020-11-23 10:04:12 +1300
      Jade
      2020-11-20 15:54:19 +1300

      "Best wishes for a successful campaign!"

      Steve Nally
      2020-11-18 10:10:45 +1300
      Wendy. Hansen
      2020-11-17 07:19:23 +1300

      "Good luck 🍀😊"

      Tony Styles
      2020-11-16 17:33:33 +1300

      Followers of Just Cause and Effect - selenium deficiency in New Zealand

      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 11/12/2020 at 4:00 PM.
      Spread The Word!
      Buy A Book!
      Buy Three Books