The Thinking Person's Guide to Climate Change - Robert Henson

Roughly every 6 years, UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change releases an Assessment Report, a literature review hundreds of pages long designed for technocrats and scientists. This is not that document. This is a much more accessible book that employs a combination of graphics, smart section divisions, and plain syntax to break up the sprawling issue of climate change. The author’s patient style of explanation anticipates reader questions, slowing down or changing subjects when necessary. It’s a book for a person with a casual scientific background but a keen desire to understand pressing global concerns.

City of Thorns: Nine Lives in the World's Largest Refugee Camp - Ben Rawlence

This is one of those books that impresses upon the reader a sense of the unthinkable vastness of the world. Deep in a dusty, sun-baked desert, Dabaab is the city of thorns. Literally, as many in the overcrowded camp build houses from thorny trees, and metaphorically, as its denizens navigate a maze of corruption, violence, privation. Rawlence chronicles with a clear prose unadorned with drama or flair - it’s not needed. It’s a book that gives a new understanding of the depth of the human soul, giving context to the lives we lead on the other side of the world. 

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$18.00
ISBN: 9781250118738
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Published: Picador - January 3rd, 2017

Dead Presidents: An American Adventure Into the Strange Deaths and Surprising Afterlives of Our Nation's Leaders - Brady Carlson

Follow radio journalist Brady Carlson as he visits presidential gravesites across the US, from Massachusetts to California, from Millard Fillmore to Ronald Reagan. The unadulterated joy of a man indulging his obsession is palpable and infectious, thanks to the author’s gift for sly humor and fluid prose. In this form of entertaining travelogue is couched an exploration into the way past generations have venerated the presidential office and its inhabitants, which makes the reader wonder what our own relationship to the presidency says about us. It’s thought-provoking without being dry, fun without seeming frivolous. It’s learning that is effortless, which is the best kind.

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$15.95
ISBN: 9780393353679
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 7th, 2017

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