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E-Readers vs. Books

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Which is the greener way to read?

The surging popularity of e-readers like the Apple iPad and the Amazon Kindle has bookworms wondering if the days of the printed page are numbered. But which is more sustainable? Conventional wisdom (and tech research) might have you believe that e-books are the greener alternative, but it may not be so clear cut. E-readers are no different from other handheld electronics – they're made......read more

'Straight Up' Climate Book Drops

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New book by influential blogger described as a "must-read" by Al Gore.

Readers of Joseph Romm's Climate Progress blog, an offshoot of the liberal think tank Center for American Progress, are familiar with the writer's sharp wit and tight prose. With his new book 'Straight Up: America's Fiercest Climate Blogger Takes on the Status Quo Media, Politicians, and Clean Energy Solutions,' followers get the chance to experience it in cullulose......read more

You Are Here: Photos by Chris Hadfield

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Astronaut publishes book of awe-inspiring space photography

Chris Hadfield has added published photographer to an already impressive list of credentials that includes engineer, astronaut and YouTube sensation. In his new book, You Are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes, he shares his personal snaps of planet Earth shot while living aboard the International Space Station (ISS). The book’s 150 stunning images are all new to the public (Hadfield's......read more

Bookyard: Massimo Bartolini's Urban Garden Library

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Outdoor book installation in Belgium offers reading material in open air

If one gauges the success of a public art project by its ability to make people think, then this one from Italian artist Massimo Bartolini is definitely a win. Erected in Ghent, Belgium as part of TRACK art festival, "Bookyard" consists of a a set of twelve green bookcases installed on the grounds of a vineyard, mirroring the grapevine rows. All books are for sale and visitors can bring home a......read more

Lou Reed: Romanticism

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Rock legend's final pubished photobook features stunning B&W images of sublime landscapes

Former Velvet Underground frontman Lou Reed, who passed away last week at the age of 71, is one of the most important figures in rock 'n roll history. You don't need us to tell you that, but you might not be aware that he is also a serious photographer, and it wouldn't be right if we didn't pay him tribute by posting some of his work. These selections are found in Romanticism, Reed's third book......read more

Al Gore: The Future

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In his new book, the former U.S. Vice-President asks, "What are the drivers of global change?"

Al Gore at Huffington Post: Almost a decade ago, someone asked me a question, "What are the drivers of global change?" I've spent a lot of time over the last eight years thinking about it, and have dedicated much of the last two years to researching, writing and refining my conclusions. The result is my new book, The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change. The book will be released on January......read more

The Book That Changed Everything

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Fifty years since it was first published, 'Silent Spring' is remembered as the book that started the environmental movement

In September of 1962, the first edition of Rachel Carson's "Silent Spring" hit bookstore shelves. Fifty years and two million copies later, the book is widely regarded as the catalyst of the modern environmental movement.  In "Silent Spring," Carson wrote in eloquent and sometimes sentimental prose about effects of manmade pesticides on the natural world -- and on humankind. A scientific......read more

James Balog: Ice

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New book vividly captures climate change in action

Between record ice melt and the new reality of offshore drilling in the Arctic, these are heady days for the Great White North. With his new book, Ice: Portraits of Vanishing Glaciers, National Geographic photographer James Balog captures in gleaming color just what's at stake as global warming transforms the Arctic. The 288-page coffee table book, featuring 200 color photographs shot in......read more

Authors Ignite Debate About Local Food

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Does the locavore movement do more harm than good? A new book sows seeds of discontent

Pierre Desrochers and Hiroko Shimizu say they know what’s wrong with the food system: local food purists. In their new book, The Locavore’s Dilemma: In Praise of the 10,000-Mile Diet, the husband-and-wife team (a University of Toronto geography professor and an economist) argue that the excitement over this movement is misguided to the point of having “utterly disastrous”......read more

Carl de Keyzer: Moments Before The Flood

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New book from Belgian photographer examines European coastlines in flux

Since 2007, Carl de Keyzer has been traveling around Europe's various coastlines, shooting pictures of decaying fortifications along the shore. The crumbling walls and ruined bunkers offer a telling symbol for mankind's response to global warming. The photos are collected in a new book, Moments Before The Flood, which takes an abstract yet powerful look at the threat of flooding caused by......read more

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