David R. Conn

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Paved Paradise: How Parking Explains the World

Grabar offers an intriguing, wide-ranging, readable perspective of the urban American parking scene, its issues, and possible future.
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Oil Beach: How Toxic Infrastructure Threatens Life in the Ports of Los Angeles and Beyond

Having thoroughly researched the environmental impact of these ports, Dunbar-Hester makes the case that San Pedro Bay has become a sacrifice zone to oil distribution and expanding global trade, with some environmental mitigation considered a cost of doing business.
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Of Ice and Men: How We’ve Used Cold To Transform Humanity

Hogge makes many fascinating points and digressions in this casual history about applications of cold.
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Wings of War: The World War II Fighter Plane That Saved the Allies and the Believers Who Made It Fly

The authors sometimes offer a generic World War II narrative as context. However, these profiles provide new insight and human interest around the development of the iconic Mustang.
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The Car: The Rise and Fall of the Machine that Made the Modern World

That everyday engineering wonder, the petroleum-powered vehicle, has been around for 130 years. Appleyard narrates its transformative story while acknowledging that its era is fading.
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An Inconvenient Apocalypse: Environmental Collapse, Climate Crisis, and the Fate of Humanity

Jackson and Jensen cut through pervasive denial about humanity’s destiny in a more hostile environment. As in an effective seminar, they posit a situation and then raise questions that will resonate with readers.
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At Home on an Unruly Planet: Finding Refuge on a Changed Earth

This compassionate reporting brings the reality of climate change to U.S. Americans.
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Earthopolis

Offering a unique point of view that includes many valuable insights about cities, however, it regularly departs from the urban theme to discuss global issues such as colonialism and slavery. This can give the feeling of two different books in one.
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The World as We Knew It: Dispatches from a Changing Climate

These personal testimonies detail the effects of climate change on the writers and their communities now. Concerned readers may be inspired to take action.
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