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Monday, April 9, 2012

Enviromental Concerns: Titles to Encourage Discussion

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Earth Day is coming up (April 22nd) and everything is greening up around us.  Our thoughts naturally turn to the environment, one way or another.  Booklist recently discussed some of their top picks for recent books on environmental topics.  The subjects cover a broad range of issues from political to personal - request one today.

Changing Planet, Changing Health: How the Climate Crisis Threatens Our Health and What We Can Do About It by P.R. Epstein and D. Ferber.  Health and environmental expert Epstein and science journalist Ferber document the fact that climate change is already causing an epidemic of epidemics.

Earth: The Operator's Manual by R. Alley.  Alley offers a lively "operating manual" for our planet and a fresh look at how our energy consumption has changed the world.

Ecomind: Changing the Way We Think, to Create the World We Want by F. Moore Lappé.  Lappé  analyzes "seven thought traps" that sabotage efforts and "six human traits we can count on" to help us "rethink our world."

The End of Country by S. McGraw.  Journalist McGraw presents an impressively detained, highly engaging look at how the discovery of a rich deposit of natural gas affected a bucolic PA town.

My Green manifesto: Down the Charles River in Pursuit of a New Environmentalism by D. Gessner.  Earthy, funny, and forthright, Gessner formulates his practical "green manifesto" while canoeing on the Charles rive with Dan "River Man" Driscoll.

Poisoned Legacy: The Human Cost of  BP's Rise to Power by M. Magner.  Investigative journalist Magner chronicles BP's disastrous environmental recond in his reports on heavily polluted Neodesha, Kansas; the deadly fire at BP's Texas City Refinery; and the BP Culf Coast oil disaster.

1 comment:

  1. Oops! Small correction: Earth Day is April 22nd not April 12th. Thanks for the books though!