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Pastoral Song: A Farmer's Journey by James Rebanks - Book Review

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$28.99
ISBN: 9780063073272
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Published: Custom House - August 3rd, 2021

I cannot truly verbalize how important I think this book is. Not only is it poetic, and beautiful in it’s setting, but it explains how we got to where we are in our collective climate disaster, specifically through the past few generations of farmers. Not so long ago, our farmers were able to work with the land, and could care deeply about the wildlife they shared it with, common practices enabled them to thrive hand in hand. Then chemicals became commonly applied to the land and so began the vicious cycle of monocrop farming on a grand scale. What this led to, is the death of wildlife, the soil itself and the diversity of food crops, which brought everything to its knees. The genius of Rebank’s book is that it so beautifully describes how quickly we got here, and so, if the collective will is strong enough, how quickly we can return, to not only the idyll, but the way of life, not only for us, but our wildlife, and ultimately our planet. A must read for all! ~ Reviewed by Becky Doherty


Rescuing the Planet: Protecting Half the Land to Heal the Earth by Tony Hiss - Book Review

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By Tony Hiss, E. O. Wilson (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9780525654810
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Published: Knopf - March 30th, 2021

In bits and pieces, and in sweeping acts, movements are afoot to retain, restore, and reconnect the immense wilderness of our planet. Hiss makes the stakes clear, and through his world-wide travels, finds cause for optimism that Mother Earth may be saved. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


The Story of More: How We Got to Climate Change and Where to Go from Here by Hope Jahren - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780525563389
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Published: Vintage - March 3rd, 2020

This is the perfect book for anyone who wants a cleareyed, scientific and succinct review of evidence of climate change brought on by humanity since 1968. By choosing a specific date (Jarhen's birthdate) the author not only picks a critical date in social history but also in scientific history. Jarhen also makes the double edge note of not overwhelming the reader but also imparting a sense of immediacy but also of responsibility. Put it on your reading list next to Greta Thumberg's No One Is Too Small to Make A Difference. ~ Reviewed by Maeve Noonan


Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out? by Bill McKibben - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781250256850
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Published: Holt Paperbacks - January 21st, 2020

Unlike with sporting events, the “human game” has no clear end point, so in Falter, Bill McKibben positions the game’s environmental, economic, and political components as crises we currently face, at once a eulogy for and a plea that we all might play out this game as individual people and as members of the human community, and so every one of us can win. ~ Reviewed by Ray Marsocci


Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist by Kate Raworth - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781603587969
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Published: Chelsea Green Publishing Company - March 29th, 2018

This book is just as sweet as the title promises. In a time when our economy is roaring but our resources are dwindling, author Kate Raworth dares to take a stand. She combines economics and environmentalism in an inspiring fashion as she begs the question why can’t the people AND the planet prosper? Thoroughly-researched yet easily digestible, this work has something for everyone. ~ Reviewed by Patrick Molluso


Sustainability

Sustainability:  the avoidance of the depletion of natural resources in order to maintain an ecological balance.

How do we become more sustaining in our habits in relation to our natural world, or have we tipped too far? Luckily there are many resources at our fingertips to help us with this daily human struggle in the form of books, those reassuring things that have always helped us gain knowledge and insight.

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