June 24, 2012
I generally like to read "environmental/natural history" focused books, along with some more general science and history books [currently reading Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945]. John McPhee is my favorite writer. I am also interested in broadening my horizons some and reading some things I may typically ignore or not even be aware of because they aren't on my radar screen.
Although like 5 years old, given where we live, Dead Pool: Lake Powell, Global Warming, and the Future of Water in the West by James Powell is a pretty good description of the history of major water projects on the Colorado River and the future our region faces [Lake Mead dropping....] that only rarely gets bogged down in excessively number based discussion of water. A few other random books on my 'to read list' are The Promise of Wilderness: American Environmental Politics Since 1964, Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention, Stories in Stone: Travels Through Urban Geology.
Hope to have some interesting discussions and read some good books.