WHAT’S THE WORST THAT COULD HAPPEN?
A Rational Response to the Climate Change Debate
This intriguing and provocative guide is the first to help readers
make sense—for themselves—of the contradictory statements
about global climate change. “This book trumps most of our accounts of the global warming crisis, partly for its good humor and
straightforward logic, and partly because the author has actually
figured out what actions make sense. Changing your lightbulb
will help a little, but changing the political debate will help enormously—and this book will get you started down that path.”—Bill
McKibben, author of The End of Nature.
Perigee • 272 pp. • 978-0-399-53501-7 • $14.95
how societies Choose to fail or succeed
Explores how mankind’s use and abuse of the environment have
led to the collapse of civilizations. “Diamond...is a lucid writer
with an ability to make arcane scientific concepts readily accessible
to the lay reader, and his case studies of failed cultures are never
less than compelling.”— The New York Times.
Penguin • 592 pp. • 978-0-14-303655-5 • $18.00
An Aventis Prize finalist; a New York Times and ALA Notable Book;
a Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, and Economist Best Book
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how the Largest movement in the World
is Restoring Grace, Justice, and beauty to the World
One of the world’s most influential environmentalists reveals a
grassroots movement composed of organizations across the globe
that collectively make up the largest movement on earth. “Exciting,
compelling, and very important.”—Jane Goodall. “If you have lost a
sense of direction in your life, if despair dogs your every step, pick up
a pencil and pick up this book.”—Barry Lopez, author of Resistance.
Penguin • 352 pp. • 978-0-14-311365-2 • $16.00
Why Living Smaller, Living Closer,
and Driving Less are the Keys to sustainability
A challenging and highly readable look at our lives, our world,
and our future. Owen argues that the greenest community in the
United States is not Portland, Oregon or Snowmass, Colorado, but
New York, New York. Residents of Manhattan—the most densely
populated place in North America—rank first in public-transit use
and last in per-capita greenhouse-gas production. “David Owen
advances the provocative argument that the asphalt jungle is
greener than the places where most Americans live. A hard-hitting
book that punctures many eco-balloons.”—Witold Rybczynki,
Meyerson Professor of Urbanism at University of Pennsylvania.
“[A] triumph of clear thinking and writing.”—Walter Isaacson,
author of Einstein: His Life and Universe.
Riverhead • 368 pp. • 978-1-59448-882-5 • $25.95