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Shock Waves: Managing the Impacts of Climate Change on Poverty (Climate Change and Development)
Shock Waves: Managing the Impacts of Climate Change on Poverty (Climate Change and Development)
by Stephane Hallegatte
Edition: Paperback
Price: $29.95
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4.0 out of 5 stars Climate change will impact the poor most of all!, February 2, 2016
Very densely written and technical treatment of climate economics and poverty. For readers who are already grounded in the topic, it serves as an excellent resource for explaining how terribly threatening climate change is for the global poor. Sorry fossil fuel boosters who claim that The Product is wonderful for the poor. This book does not support that argument in the least. It is, however, extremely supportive of the Pope Francis argument that the poor will suffer from climate change while the rich will dodge it.


Lukewarming: The New Climate Science that Changes Everything
Lukewarming: The New Climate Science that Changes Everything
Price: $5.38

1 of 22 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Important Caveat, December 25, 2015
It is important to recognize that the Cato Institute is a conservative think tank focused on defending the free enterprise system, and that Patrick Michaels has benefited financially from fossil fuel funding over his long career as a climate contrarian. Yes, Michaels is one of a handful of contrarians who have actually written papers on climate science. But research is no longer his focus, and his viewpoint represents a tiny slice of "don't worry" in a sea of deep concern, in terms of the climatology take on where carbon emissions are taking the human race. For perspective, read books by Katherine Hayhoe, Joseph Romm, James Hansen, and Michael Mann, along with this one.
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Choosing Hope: Moving Forward from Life's Darkest Hours
Choosing Hope: Moving Forward from Life's Darkest Hours
by Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $21.02
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11 of 67 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars She deserves better than these 'conspiracy theory' reviews., December 12, 2015
I noticed that the reviews for this book averaged around 3.5 stars, and I wondered, gee I thought it was well written and pretty poignant, about an important event that the writer along with the first grader kids in her care managed to survive, what gives? And then I saw that a bunch of people are giving it one star reviews because they argue that the Sandy Hook massacre 'never happened'. Wow. That's amazing, that there are people so prone to conspiracy thinking that they could actually believe that nobody died at Sandy Hook.
I am not giving it five stars, but Ms. Roig-DeBellis does a pretty good job of explaining what it is like to survive something this horrendous, and how you have to find a way to move on with your life.
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Good Profit: How Creating Value for Others Built One of the World's Most Successful Companies
Good Profit: How Creating Value for Others Built One of the World's Most Successful Companies
by Charles G. Koch
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $17.09
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27 of 218 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars The common good is not always measured in today's dollars., October 21, 2015
"Good profit is what follows when long-term value is created for customers, employees, shareholders, and society."

Yet the Koch brothers have inflicted grave damage on society both nationally and globally by fighting an intense battle against climate science and climate action, in defense of their fossil fuel empire and their libertarian mind-set, thereby ensuring that the changes it brings will be even more wrenching than if they had shown positive leadership. The common good cannot always be measured in mere dollars. If dollars were the only yardstick, this book would be important.
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The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates
The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates
by Wes Moore
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $18.94
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly deep exploration of nature vs. nurture., September 27, 2015
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Really worth reading. Moore's approach of showing "snapshots" of two lives on different tracks is powerful. He does somewhat oversell the idea that life choices are a matter of free will; the thinly veiled reality is that the author's mother saved him by sheer determination from the sad fate that the mother of the Other Wes Moore lacked the resources to confront. In the end, the author's approach of "show don't tell" reigns supreme. The reader is forced to think: and this cannot be a bad thing.


In the City of Bikes: The Story of the Amsterdam Cyclist
In the City of Bikes: The Story of the Amsterdam Cyclist
by Pete Jordan
Edition: Paperback
Price: $14.00
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good but narrow focused., September 27, 2015
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At times an interesting glimpse into the cultural history of Amsterdam and a love poem to biking as a way of life, but it could be shorter.


Climate Change: The Facts
Climate Change: The Facts
Price: $9.95

50 of 577 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star, January 14, 2015
Mark Steyn is described as a "top 41 recording artist and human rights activist." In what way does this qualify him to explain a complex area of science that was pioneered by French scientist Joseph Fourier and Scandinavian scientist Svante Arhenius in the 1800s? In addition to this question there is the format of this book. A collection of short essays by right wing political operatives is not a useful approach to revealing the "facts" of climatology. A better approach might be auditing an online course of study from a reputable university- something that anyone with Internet access could do without spending a dime.
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Dire Predictions: Understanding Global Warming - The Illustrated Guide to the Findings of the IPCC
Dire Predictions: Understanding Global Warming - The Illustrated Guide to the Findings of the IPCC
by Michael E. Mann
Edition: Paperback
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Vital data that will become dated in time, October 26, 2014
This is just one piece of the puzzle on climate change- but it is an important one, a basic primer on the consequences of global warming for the human race as presented by the IPCC. As time passes, this is going to get dated! For example, in recent years climate science has become less concerned about the Atlantic Ocean currents, but much more concerned about the dangers that ocean acidification will destroy worldwide coral and shellfish populations, creating large oceanic dead zones. After six years, it still remains vital reading for anyone trying to understand the global warming mess. Within another 4 years, this book will probably be only of historical interest, because climate science progresses- usually the predictions get even MORE dire, sadly.
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The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines
The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines
by Michael E. Mann
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $23.62
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13 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Read this important book without prejudice., October 26, 2014
Michael Mann has become a sort of "lightning rod" for climatology as a science. This is perhaps because he has been consistently willing to fight back against anti-science disinformation and misinformation, unlike some other scientists who prefer to do their science jobs and leave it at that. Because of this, most people approach him either as a hero or a goat. I suggest that readers approach this book objectively, with a clean slate. Those who grant it a fair reading will be impressed with his grasp of the science, and his willingness to slug it out with climate liars. To fully appreciate the complexity of the global warming topic, it is best to read many books rather than just one. But clearly this is one of the books to read.
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Long Man: A novel
Long Man: A novel
by Amy Greene
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $21.17
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent historical fiction on Depression-era Appalachia., March 2, 2014
This review is from: Long Man: A novel (Hardcover)
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Amy Greene's debut novel "Bloodroot" showed her potential as a crafter of fiction that explored the experience of the southern Appalachian region. Her second novel "Long man" might be better. Set in the year 1936, this tale is based on the real historical event of a government dam project in the Tennessee valley authority flooding out the residents of a hardscrabble community along a river in the hills of East Tennessee. Greene sets up a group of memorable characters with the tension rising with the waters- and a 3 year old girl goes missing while a mysterious one eyed vagrant seems to harbor a violent plot against the men in charge of the evacuation. This engrossing picture of a vanished community caught up in the rush to modernity lingers in the reader's mind. But keep in mind that it is not an action novel- it is character and atmosphere driven.


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