Talk about earth-conscious books

This year’s most publicized new book, 

The Sixth Extinction: an Unnatural History

 by Elizabeth Kolbert


Also new,  an optimistic new take on humanity’s coping ability, 

Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think

 by Peter H. Diamonds and Stephen Kotler



Two pioneering environmental classics: 1962’s 

Silent Spring

 by Rachel Carson and  1966’s 

A Sand County Almanac: With Other Essays on Conservation from Round River  by 

Aldo Leopold 


A naturalist’s memoir set in southeast Georgia  

Ecology of a Cracker Childhood (The World As Home

by Janisse Ray.


Other suggestions are welcome, but please contact me with them by email or on the discussion board before April 1!


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  • Kris

    I was so looking forward to this meet up . Sorry to miss it but working late Tuesday evening. Silent Spring is a wonderful environmental classic .

    April 8, 2014

    • Anne

      Kris, I'm sorry you couldn't make it. I'm glad I read Silent Spring, it definitely holds up, as well as giving a snapshot of where environmental conscious was fifty or so year ago.

      1 · April 10, 2014

  • David P.

    Great discussion last night. Here's my favorite quote from from "The Sixth Extinction": 'Though it might be nice to imagine there once was a time where Man lived in harmony with nature, it's not clear that he ever really did.'

    April 9, 2014

  • james c.

    not able come cause going have surgery next week and am been able read lately maybe next month

    April 8, 2014

  • Dagmar

    Sorry, Anne. Have to cancel due to having to work late. Will have to miss.

    April 3, 2014

  • Chris H.

    Anne, I'm sorry but I'm not going to be able to make this one.

    April 3, 2014

  • Cindy

    Sorry I can't make this one - I will read 'A Sand County Almanac' - see you in the fall! I'll keep monitoring the books and pick some to read. Reading the Graham Nash now.

    March 29, 2014

  • MARIANNE

    I won't be able to attend this month or next month. I can attend again starting in June.

    March 27, 2014

    • Anne

      We'll miss you, see you again when summer rolls around!

      March 28, 2014

  • David P.

    Finished Sixth Extinction and was so depressed had to get an "Up With People" injection, so listening to Abundance.

    1 · March 28, 2014

  • Kris

    I will be reading "Silent Spring " by Rachel Carson . Still have a copy of her book A Sense of Wonder .

    1 · March 14, 2014

  • james c.

    goiong read janisse ray book on ecology of georgia,cracker childhood

    1 · March 13, 2014

  • David P.

    I'll read The Sixth Extinction.

    March 12, 2014

  • james c.

    hope get over cold soon and get to march meeting

    March 12, 2014

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