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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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$17.00
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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Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change by Elizabeth Kolbert - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781620409886
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - February 3rd, 2015

This is the place to begin for anyone interested in gaining a basic understanding of the devastating effects climate change is having on our planet and what the future looks like for us if we continue down the destructive path we've been on for centuries. Kolbert's updated edition remains as relevant and important today -- perhaps even more so -- as when first published in 2006. ~ Reviewed by Josh Cohen-Peyton


Grocery: The Buying and Selling of Food in America by Michael Ruhlman - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781419723865
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - May 16th, 2017

Grocery shopping is something we all do, but seldom analyze. Ruhlman packs a shopping cart with information on farming, distribution, packaging, and pricing. His conclusions are generally hopeful: more humane treatment of animals, better farming methods, greater food knowledge, healthier eating habits, and, ideally, healthier people. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


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