Saturday, February 27, 2010

Recommended Books Regarding the Environment

Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet by Bill McKibben is due for release in April. Well-known for his writings on global warming, the author presents a more positive view on offsetting the wild changes in climate producing so many extreme weather activities. He has termed our planet with the new name Eaarth to indicate it is a much different place than man has experienced in the past 10,000 years. Place your request with the linked title to our catalog today.

Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer explores the many fictions we use to justify our eating habits--from folklore to pop culture to family traditions and national myth--and how such tales can lull us into a brutal forgetting. He employs the same vivid style and creativity that made him an author to follow in his other popular books (novels), Everything is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.

Slow Death by Rubber Duck: the Secret Danger of Everyday Things by Bruce Lourie and Rick Smith exposes the extent to which we are poisoned every day of our lives, from the simple household dust that is polluting our blood to the toxins in our urine that are created by run-of-the-mill shampoos and toothpaste. Their hope is to empower families to take simple steps to protect themselves since the corporate manufacturers and weak government officials allow the poisoning to continue.

Storms of my Grandchildren: the truth about the coming climate catastrophe and our last chance to save humanity by James Hansen, unlike Bill McKibben's highly regarded book, does paint a dire future for our grandchildren unless the government takes steps immediately to change it. Learn more at

The Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America by Douglas Brinkley examines Roosevelt's life and achievements and argues that it was Theodore Roosevelt--by setting aside 230 million acres of Wild America for posterity--who turned conservationism into a universal endeavor. SH

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