304. Factors affecting social behavior
Diane Ackerman The Human Age: The World Shaped by Us, 2015.
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Diane Ackerman writes about humanity and the startling fact that we are the primary drivers of change on the globe today. Not just in the political sense, but in the physical sense as well. But rather than seeing this in a negative light, she believes that we can still alter the world for the better.
Kathryn Ferguson, et. al. Crossing with the Virgin: Stories from the Migrant Trail, 2011.
Lost in many discussions of migrations to the United States is the fact that the migrants are human beings whose desperation compels them to risk their lives attempting to cross the border. Kathryn Ferguson shares thirty-nine of these stories told by both migrants and humanitarians who try to help them. The book’s aim is to cut through politics to get to the heart of what is really happening.
Tony Juniper What Has Nature Ever Done to Us?, 2013.
The question might better be “What has nature done for us?” Plenty, says Tony Juniper, who considers all the services we get from nature from free honey production to soil compost. While we take these things for granted, recent events have shown we do so at our peril.
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