Archive for March 28th, 2008

A little light reading

After going through at least six months of book reviews, I decided to go ahead and post some of those more topic specific books today. I won’t get to them all as some are from subject lists, but here goes:


The first two are by Michael Pollan. They are “In Defense of Food: An Eaters Manifesto” and “The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals”. The reviews are here at the USA Today and here at Treehugger.

The third one is entitled “Meals to Come: A History of the Future of Food” by Warren Belasco. Both discuss the production of food in this country. Check out this review at the NY Times.
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This one is brand new, “Farewell, My Subaru” by Doug Fine. Click here and here to see two reviews of the book at USA Today and Treehugger. If you like this book, you might also try another one I read a couple of years ago called “Better Off: Flipping The Switch On Technology” by Eric Brende, an excellent book on getting off the grid. Here’s an old  review.


The first book came out in 2004, called “The End of the Line: How Overfishing is Changing the World” by Charles Clover. It was first published in Britain and has been updated for U.S. readers. Here’s the review at Library Journal. After reading another good book on animalsSea called Voyage of the Turtle (see my post Sea Turtles), it was a real eye opener on the fishing industry.

This one sounded looks good. It’s called “Listening to Cougar” by Marc Bekoff and Cara BLessley Lowe. I figure if it’s got a forward by Jane Goodall, there’s a good chance it’s worth reading. Here’s a review at Library Journal.

This last one is about fish and people. It’s entitled “Your Inner Fish: A Journey Into the 3.5 Billion Year History of the Human Body” by Neil Shubin. Looks very interesting. The reviews are also at Library Journal. Click here.

While I decided to post these today, there will be more next week. I have a few more lists to purge and a few more journals to catch up on.


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Greening Libraries

I forgot to post these two article that I’ve come across the last couple of months in Library Journal. The first is the Editorial “Seeing Green” by Francine Fialkoff in the January issue and “BackTalk: Go Green!” in the February issue.


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