Tops on the Environment

Booklist recently announced its 2010 list of the Top Ten Books on the Environment.

All reviewed over the past 12 months, these well-researched books focus on the “increasingly obvious impacts of climate change and the public’s growing awareness of the need for environmentally sound manufacturing, agriculture, and energy”.

The titles include Al Gore’s Our Choice:  A plan to solve the climate crisis, Jonathan Safran Foer’s Eating Animals and The Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the crusade for America by Douglas Brinkley.

The 7 other titles recognized by Booklist are:

Eaarth: Making a life on a tough new planet by Bill McKibben

Ecological Intelligence: How knowing the hidden impacts of what we buy can change everything by Daniel Goleman

A Paradise built in Hell: The Extraordinary communities that arise in disaster by Rebecca Solnit

Slow Death by Rubber Duck: The secret danger of everyday things by Rick Smith

Storms of my grandchildren: The truth about the coming climate catastrophe and our last chance to save humanity by James Hansen

Water: The epic struggle for wealth, power and civilization  by Steven Solomon

The Wild Marsh: Four Seasons at home in Montana by Rick Bass

All titles are available through the Newton Free Library.

Photo of green leaves (cc) by Powerhouse Museum and republished here under a Creative Commons license.  Some rights reserved.

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