Calling All Readers – 12 Titles on Dr. Bill’s Summer Reading List

by Bill Chameides | June 12th, 2009
posted by Erica Rowell (Editor)

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Lots to read this summer. Wonder if you’ve read any of these titles. If so, spill. (Photo: Donna Sell)

Groucho Marx quipped, “I find television very educational. Every time someone turns it on, I go in the other room and read a book.” Well, I’ll be heading into the other room a lot this summer, thanks to the stack of books you good people have sent me over the past year that now towers on my desk. I wonder if you’ve read any of them. And if so, what is your review?

The orthodox way to do a summer reading list is for me to share what I recommend. But instead, I’m going to share the books I plan to dig into this summer and ask you to share your thoughts about them.

America’s Forested Wetlands: From Wasteland to Valued Resource (March 2008)
by Jeffrey K. Stine(More from the publisher)
No environmental theme here, but this one’s by my editor at theGreenGrok.The Brothers Grim: The Films of Ethan and Joel Coen (May-June 2007)
by Erica Rowell

(More from the publisher)

The Essential Agrarian Reader (2003)
Edited by Norman Wirzba(More from the publisher)
  This one’s for the kids …Earth in the Hot Seat: Bulletins from a Warming World (March 2009)
by Marfe Ferguson Delano

(More from the publisher)

  A Field Guide to Conservation Finance (April 2007)
by Story Clark(More from the publisher)
  A Greener Faith: Religious Environmentalism and Our Planet’s Future (May 2006)
by Roger S. Gottlieb(More from the publisher)
  The Holy Earth (December 1980)
by Liberty Hyde Bailey(More from the publisher)
Truth be told, I’ve actually read this one. It’s got some good info about the smart grid.Perfect Power – How the Microgrid Revolution Will Unleash Cleaner, Greener, More Abundant Energy (August 2008)
by Robert Galvin and Kurt Yeager

(More from the authors)

I’m about half way through this one and can highly recommend it.Plows, Plagues, and Petroleum: How Humans Took Control of Climate

by William F. Ruddiman(More from the publisher)

  Poisoned Profits – The Toxic Assault on Our Children (August 2008)
by Alice Shabecoff and Philip Shabecoff(More from the authors)
  Not exactly about the environment. It’s a biography of the author of the song “City of New Orleans,” which showed up in a recent post.Steve Goodman: Facing the Music

(May 2007)
by Clay Eals(More from the author)

  Super Life: How You Can Survive and Create Environments for Living (July 2008)
by Stephen G. Boyce(More from the publisher)


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  1. Mel Peffers
    Jun 12, 2009

    I’d like to suggest Bayou Farwell: The Rich Life and Tragic Death of Louisiana’s Cajun Coat by Mike Tidewell from Pantheon Books 2005 Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature Deficit Disorder by Richard Louv from Algonquin Books 2008

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