Publisher: pPrinceton University PressBook Description
A scholar’s cross-disciplinary look back at the little-remembered greatest natural disaster in American history.
Even as Charles Lindbergh took off on his historic solo crossing of the Atlantic, a triumph of modernity, Commerce Secreta ... more
by: David Biello
Publisher: pScribnerBook Description
In his first book, Scientific American editor Biello argues that it is not a lack of money or technology that prevents our addressing environmental and societal ills but rather a lack of motivation.
The author, who hosts the ongoi ... more
by: David Orr
Publisher: pYale University PressBook Description
Farewell, beloved planet.
In this laundry list of the world’s many maladies, Orr (Emeritus, Environmental Studies and Politics/Oberlin Coll.; Down to the Wire: Confronting Climate Collapse, 2009, etc.) observes that we’re almos ... more
by: David Grinspoon
Publisher: pGrand Central PublishingBook Description
Another dispatch from the Anthropocene, the geological age in which humans dominate at the expense of all other lifeforms.
Humankind, writes astrobiologist Grinspoon (Lonely Planets: The Natural Philosophy of Alien Life, 2003, etc ... more
by: Brian Clegg
Publisher: pSt. Martin's PressBook Description
The emphasis is on “real” in the latest by the prolific British science writer, who questions the extent to which mathematics truly reflects the workings of nature.
Clegg (Ten Billion Tomorrows: How Science Fiction Technology Becam ... more
by: Michael McCarthy
Publisher: pNew York Review BooksBook Description
It is not enough that we rush to stanch the wounds our kind has inflicted on the world, writes British environmental journalist McCarthy (Say Goodbye to the Cuckoo: Migratory Birds and the Impending Ecological Catastrophe, 2010, etc.). M ... more
by: Matthieu Ricard
Publisher: pShambhalaBook Description
Buddhist philosopher Ricard (Altruism: The Power of Compassion to Change Yourself and the World, 2015, etc.) examines the fraught relationship between humans and animals, proposing a new ethic to govern it.
“Can the notion of rig ... more