Category Archives: Ecology & Environment

Field Notes From a Catastrophe by Kolbert

Elizabeth Kolbert. Field Notes From a Catastrophe. London: Bloomsbury, 2006. Hardcover, 210 pp. This is a book about global warming and what will happen when we fail to turn things around. Global warming entered our vocabulary in the 1970s, but thus … Continue reading

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Environmental Change by Oldfield

Frank Oldfield. Environmental Change: Key Issues and Alternative Approaches. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 2005. Paperback, xxi + 363 pp. This textbook addresses itself to the significant environmental and climatic changes we are witnessing today and best to analyze and interpret … Continue reading

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Eating Fossil Fuels by Pfeiffer

Pfeiffer, Dale Allen. Eating Fossil Fuels: Oil, Food and the Coming Crisis in Agriculture. Gabriola Island, B.C.: New Society Publishers, 2006. Paperback, 125 pp. Do you remember the so-called Green Revolution of the 1950s and 1960s? It was meant to eliminate … Continue reading

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Dead Heat by Athanasiou and Baer

Tom Athanasiou and Paul Baer.Dead Heat: Global Justice and Global Warming. New York: Seven Stories Books, 2002. Small paperback, 173 pages. Global warming is a stark reality, even though most educated people from whom one would expect better still behave … Continue reading

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Dancing With Mosquitoes by Grutter

Theo Grutter. Dancing with Mosquitoes: To Liberate the Mind from Humanism—A Way to Green the Mind. New York: Vantage Press, 2000. Paperback, xviii + 386 pages. This brilliant iconoclastic work contains 224 meditations that at times read vividly like diary entries. … Continue reading

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Chasing the Sun by Williams

Neville Williams. Chasing the Sun: Solar Adventures Around the World. Gabriola Island, British Columbia: New Society Publishers, 2005. Paperback, xv + 302 pp. “This is a book for doers and dreamers,” writes the author in his Introduction. He has written what … Continue reading

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A Language Older Than Words by Jensen

Derrick Jensen. A Language Older Than Words. White River Junction, Vt.: Chelsea Green Publishing, 2004. Paperback, ix + 399 pages. Our species, the author affirms, is a “family of amnesiacs.” We have not only forgotten “the language of bodies, of body … Continue reading

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A Companion to Environmental Philosophy by Jamieson

Dale Jamieson, ed. A Companion to Environmental Philosophy. Malden, Mass.: Blackwell, 2003. Paperback, 531 pp. Considering the discipline of Environmental Philosophy dates back to the 1970s, there are surprisingly few books on the subject. Most contributions are buried in journals, edited … Continue reading

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50 Ways to Save the Ocean by Helvarg

David Helvarg. 50 Ways to Save the Ocean. Foreword by Philippe Cousteau. Illustrations by Jim Toomey. Maui: Inner Ocean Publishing, 2006. Paperback, xvi + 186 pp. The ocean, womb of life on Earth, has become as polluted as have land and … Continue reading

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