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Top 13 recommended books by and about American Indians

Over the years, one question I have been asked repeatedly is for a recommendation of a book that comprehensively tells the story of American Indians. In fact, there’s no book that does that because, just like other people who live in the USA, Indians aren’t monolithic. Hundreds of federally recognized tribes, hundreds more that are unrecognized, 29 language groups and […]

June 16th

Going to Mars for the holidays? Take these books (and one game) along

They’re already talking about getaway excursions to the Moon, right? Yes, they are. Before you know it, the idea of vacationing on Mars will not seem so crazy either. Of course, you’ll need something to keep you busy during the long trip out there. CleanTechnica recently received some suggestions from National Geographic that fit the bill and […]

December 8th

Book review: The Salks tackle the taboo topic of population reduction (because climate change)

Human population reduction is a difficult topic. We can understand logically that reduced reproduction will create an economy-wide lessening of greenhouse gas emissions, as it will scale back consumption patterns. But how can we emotionally discuss overpopulation of humans and the resulting overwhelming demands on the planet without inciting moral agita? Are there population-sensitive approaches […]

November 25th

The Madhouse Effect – How climate change denial is threatening our planet, destroying our politics, and driving us crazy

Michael Mann and Tom Toles have collaborated on a book about climate change entitled “The Madhouse Effect — How climate change denial is threatening our planet, destroying our politics, and driving us crazy.“ By Steve Hanley Mann is  “Professor Hockey Stick,” the person who dared warn us back before the turn of the century that, left […]

October 12th