February 7, 2023

Movement Makers: How Young Activists Upended the Politics of Climate Change

Growing up with an impending sense of doom from the threat to our planet, younger generations feel a deep sense of urgency around the issue of climate change. In Movement Makers, Nick Engelfried recounts the history of youth-led climate activism in the 21st century.

Engelfried divides this history into three parts: first, he examines the […]


November 1, 2022

A Leap to an Ecological Economy: third edition

“Climate change,” states Derek Paul in his third edition of A Leap into an Ecological Economy, “is the greatest threat to life in general and the human race in particular…” With this edition, he hopes to promote a new paradigm that “recognizes the interdependence of species” and “requires respect for life.”

Paul notes that “a […]


August 29, 2022

We Can Save the World

In this guide to conserving natural resources and protecting the environment, the author makes a case for old-fashioned thrift.

Kashinath Padhiary, a semi-retired medical doctor born in 1957, grew up in a remote village in India where everyone was poor. Consequently, they found ingenious ways to stretch every resource. “They did not waste anything,” he […]


November 22, 2021

The Anthropocene Epoch: When Humans Changed the World

Although much of what appears in this book “may seem a bit bleak and pessimistic,” ultimately there’s plenty of reason not to despair over the environment. That’s the driving message of Bruce Glass’s brisk primer to how humankind triggered global warming and other ills and how we all can address it.

Science mavens are unlikely […]


December 21, 2020

The Story of Red Bay, East End

In The Story of Red Bay, East End, author Charles Wheatley explores the history of a beautiful parcel of the world often overlooked by modern travel writers.

Red Bay, East End is located in the Virgin Islands. The name originates from the prominent red rocks that once surrounded it, which served as a directional beacon […]


September 28, 2020

Too Good to Be True: Scottsdale and Privatization in the 1980s

In 1984, the city of Scottsdale, Arizona, sought a company to “design, build, own and operate a water treatment plant for a fee.” The plant would be built on city land and purify water from the Colorado River via the Granite Reef Aqueduct. Too Good to Be True recounts how Paul Redvers Brown involved the […]


January 6, 2020

Enchanted Everglades: Friend for Life

G.A. Kowatch’s imaginative middle-grade novel takes young readers to the Florida’s Everglades, where two stranded youngsters renew their friendship and meet a menagerie of creatures, each on their own inner journey.

Twelve-year-olds Ocean River and Ellen Hansen had been best friends until a tragedy put them at odds. Lately Ellen only notices Ocean’s quirkiness and […]


August 9, 2017

Awakening a Leader’s Soul: Learnings Through Immortal Poems

This book offers essays, poems and art that addresses characteristics of what author Gaurav Bhalla calls “soulful leadership,” a style of leadership that values the humanity of leaders more than the brilliance of their executive minds, with a goal of increasing the wellbeing and prosperity of the greatest number of people, rather than just a […]