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Rising Tides

by Anna Call

This chilling and urgent call to action spares no detail in its mission to present the facts on a looming humanitarian disaster. Climate-change warning messages too often focus on the environment without going into specifics of how... Read More

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A Farewell to Ice

by Anna Call

Though the science behind global climate change can be made simple, its scientific complexities go a long way toward putting the impending catastrophe into context. "A Farewell to Ice" does an excellent job of laying out and explaining... Read More

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China Lake

by Anna Call

Combining personal narrative and climate change research, this catastrophic book is capable of shaking the most secure temperament to its core. The best way to look at "China Lake" is as a long essay. The author seeks (and obtains)... Read More

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No One Eats Alone

by Anna Call

Unlike many easy-fix food books touting local food as the answer, "No One Eats Alone" tackles both food and health from a systemic perspective. Its conclusions are likely to challenge eaters on all sides of the food conversation. While... Read More

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Force of Nature

by Anna Call

George Fell, an unsung conservationist and founder of the Nature Conservancy, finally receives his just due in this extremely detailed biography. His life stands as a testament to tenacity as the single most important component to... Read More

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Letter to a Young Farmer

by Anna Call

This engaging, conversational book dispenses life advice for farmers and others who seek to live close to the earth. *Letter to a Young Farmer *is an accumulation of wisdom with a large dollop of humor and a conversational tone that will... Read More

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Just Cool It!

by Anna Call

As climate change gains ground in the consciousness of the public, the audience for books like *Just Cool It! *grows. The public is increasingly aware of climate change, but not necessarily clear about it, and lacking context, can’t... Read More

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Saving Arcadia

by Anna Call

This work of creative nonfiction may be among the year’s best pieces of environmental drama so far. Following the journey of a local nonprofit as it fights to save a unique dune ecosystem, it features both true-to-life recounting of... Read More

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