David R. Conn

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The Chemical Age: How Chemists Fought Famine and Disease, Killed Millions, and Changed Our Relationship with the Earth

Hippel’s leisurely and wide-ranging history will raise readers’ awareness about the power of toxic chemical compounds introduced into our environment.
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The Brown Bullet: Rajo Jack’s Drive To Integrate Auto Racing

Poehler has done a fine job of researching the life of Rajo Jack, relating his determination and poise in the face of discrimination.
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Tales of Two Planets: Stories of Climate Change and Inequality in a Divided World

This work will suit readers curious about the long-standing and wide-ranging effects of climate change, as lived and experienced by writers around the world.
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The Case for Climate Capitalism: Economic Solutions for a Planet in Crisis

Rand’s call for action warns that a hostile climate is “our default future” and declares it’s up to both business and government to head it off in this realistic and readable outline of solutions that could be implemented. Recommended for informed readers, in particular Canadians, who are concerned about climate change.
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A History of New York in 27 Buildings: The 400-Year Untold Story of an American Metropolis

Roberts’s wide-ranging historical research and storytelling skills should captivate New Yorkers and others. Larger photographs might have enhanced readers’ connection to these structures and their roles in the life of the city.
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Erosion: Essays of Undoing

These essays are wide ranging and heartfelt and will attract dedicated environmentalists.
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Troubled Water: What’s Wrong with What We Drink

Siegel makes excellent arguments in favor of producing purer public drinking water. His proposals for doing that deserve serious consideration.
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Inconspicuous Consumption: The Environmental Impact You Don’t Know You Have

Although Schlossberg’s asides sometimes derail the journalistic narrative, with this call for mass action she presents valuable information that could help readers make more sustainable choices in their lives.

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Angry Inuk

This beautifully shot production makes a strong case to viewers. However, the argument is complex, and the group's resources are tiny and no match for the organizations that apparently intend to stop all commercial seal hunting.
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