An Inconvenient Truth (the book)

An Inconvenient Truth (the book)

Important book by a politician that's really found his true calling. Couple this with a viewing of the documentary of the same name.

  • Yann Arthus-Bertrand, an artist that wants to help us all fall in love with the Earth. Long before Planet Earth came out, Yann already traveled around the world taking aerial shots of our home planet. Originally presented as an ar... Yann Arthus-Bertrand, an artist that wants to help us all fall in love with the Earth. Long before Planet Earth came out, Yann already traveled around the world taking aerial shots of our home planet. Originally presented as an art project displayed on huge boards from city to city, all the photos are now compiled in this book. Each photo with a caption from an expert in that environmental field to identify the beauty...or the destruction we maybe be causing to our living planet. If you loved planet earth You will love this book...

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  • The book that launched a worldwide revolution in the way we think about and consume food. Vancouverites Smith and MacKinnon begin talking about where the food they eat comes from, and how far in food-miles items have traveled. Th... The book that launched a worldwide revolution in the way we think about and consume food. Vancouverites Smith and MacKinnon begin talking about where the food they eat comes from, and how far in food-miles items have traveled. They somewhat naively agree to eat nothing but food that comes from within 100 miles of their home for one year. An interesting experiment begins that tests their relationship, resiliency and patience, but the story is completely captivating. These two have done more for the environment and small farmers through this experiment and book than one could ever imagine. A great read and a great way to live (with a little flexibility of course!)

  • I haven't read this book, but I did read Nikiforuk's last book, Pandemonium, and was blown away by it. Nikiforuk is the rare author who can take science and complex issues and write it into easily understandable and yet not dumbe... I haven't read this book, but I did read Nikiforuk's last book, Pandemonium, and was blown away by it. Nikiforuk is the rare author who can take science and complex issues and write it into easily understandable and yet not dumbed down prose. For those of you that don't know about the Tar Sands in Alberta.... oy. Its UGLY. Its BIG. Its almost singlehandedly driving the Canadian economy right now. So its a tough issue. I can't wait to read this and see how Nikiforuk grapples with the pros and cons.

  • Studies of human decision making shows that people, even though they believe climate change is a real issue, often are not willing to undertake even minor alterations in behaviour because they don't face the realities of climate c... Studies of human decision making shows that people, even though they believe climate change is a real issue, often are not willing to undertake even minor alterations in behaviour because they don't face the realities of climate change every day. This book could scare the *@#%# out of them and make them realize that there ARE very grave futures for all of us if we don't act NOW on climate change. Great book.