Grist published a list of 15 “light” environment reads for summer reading. I imagine if you asked politely, though, you’d be able to read them any time of the year. I haven’t read anything on the list, but a few look pretty good- “World Made by Hand” and “Trespass” especially. Has anyone read any of them, or have any other titles to recommend?
I’ve Just finished “Coal: A Human History” by Barbara Freese. It’s not quite “summer” reading, unless you’re way into dirty, smoggy history on clear, sunny days. I’ll go ahead and promise a review for later, complete with well-researched references to recent brou-hahas over new coal plants in VA and GA.
I’m taking “More: Population, Nature, and What Women Want” by Robert Engelman with me to WI (along with five other books and a stack of magazines to catch up on in the hammock, happy sigh), since the population aspect of environmentalism is one I don’t fully grasp, and I’m very interested to see how he works on it. He did an interview about his methods and motives with NPR, which is where I heard about it in the first place. I’m pretty stoked to see “feminist” (as if it doesn’t impact ladies and gentleman and everyone else alike) issues and environmental issues dovetailing.
Not that most would necessarily find this to be “summer” reading, either, but seasonal reading never made much sense to me anyhow.