Books of note

April is the month for us to think about the environment. Try a book with an environmental theme.

Carson, Rachel Silent Spring
The classic book about the reckless annihilation of fish and birds by the use of pesticides that warns of the possible genetic effects on humans.

Coraghessan, T. Boyle A Friend of the Earth
A novel set in a grim near-future Southern California follows the adventures of an ecoterrorists whose efforts to save the planet unwittingly place his own family at risk.

Friedman, Thomas Hot, Flat & Crowded
The bestselling author brings a fresh outlook to the crises of destabilizing climate change and rising competition for energy.

Gloss, Molly The Dazzle of Day
In this SF adventure, interstellar Quaker pioneers leave a ravaged Earth to seek a new home in space. Their new world, when they reach it, has a cold climate, scrabble earth and is subject to earthquakes.

Gore, Al An Inconvenient Truth
The former vice-president details the factors contributing to the growing climate crisis.

Grisham, John Appeal
When a judge returns a shocking verdict against a chemical company accused of dumping toxic waste in a small Mississippi town, the company’s billionaire owner seeks to influence the appeal process.

Harrison, Jim True North: A Novel
The son of a wealthy family of timber barons struggles to reconcile himself with the damage his family has done to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

Zahn, Timothy Manta’s Gift
A SF tale about the Qanska, creatures living in the atmosphere of Jupiter, with rumors on Earth of a powerful top-secret stardrive, it is soon discovered that the Qanska environment is inexplicably failing.


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