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Zeitoun by Dave Eggers
Zeitoun
by Dave Eggers
read in July, 2009
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A very compelling story of one family's experiences with Hurricane Katrina. I've read a few strong historical accounts of the overall event, such as The Great Deluge. This book instead tries to understand it through the thought-provoking personal exp ...more
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The Consumer's Guide to Effective Environmental Choices by Michael Brower
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Cool It by Bjørn Lomborg
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A provocative read. I'm a believer that human activity is resulting in a heating of the environment. I've been searching for coherent and/or credible 'contra' arguments.

Lomborg acknowledges that we're causing the environment to heat up, but argues th
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Jeff J rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Boomsday by Christopher Buckley
Boomsday
by Christopher Buckley
read in January, 2007
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Christopher Buckley writes novels that are fun to read (including the excellent Thank You For Smoking). In Boomsday, he tackles issues around demographics and the blog culture in a typically entertaining way. Good fun.
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A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
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A wonderful book! Bryson writes so well, and here he steps out to detail important issues across many sciences (geology, cosmology, biology) in an extremely accessible manner. It's a great read.
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The Weather Makers by Tim Flannery
The Weather Makers: How Man Is Changing the Climate and What It Means for Life on Earth
by Tim Flannery
recommended for: concerned citizens of the planet
read in January, 2006
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One of the better books on global warming. It details the science around man's impact on Earth's weather in a compelling and accessible way.
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The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson
The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid
by Bill Bryson
recommended for: people who grew up in the '60's
read in January, 2007
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I loved this book! It was a perfect blend of nostalgia around growing up in a simpler time, the time and place, and the travails of being a kid. And all delivered with a wonderfully entertaining wit. No other book has ever made me laugh out loud (whi ...more
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