4 books to make you think

June 17th, 2006

Partially taken from (and well worth reading in full)
Science & Technology at Scientific American.com: The Flipping Point — How the evidence for anthropogenic global warming has converged to cause this environmental skeptic to make a cognitive flip

These books are considered by many to be the ‘ones to read’ if you want more indepth knowledge about enviromental impact and enviromental science.
In episode 001, we will discuss briefly some of these books and what impact they have had.

  • Archaeologist Brian Fagan’s The Long Summer (Basic, 2004)
  • Geographer Jared Diamond’s Collapse (Penguin Group, 2005)
  • Journalist Elizabeth Kolbert’s Field Notes from a Catastrophe (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2006)
  • Biologist Tim Flannery’s The Weather Makers (Atlantic Monthly Press, 2006)

Not listed on the sciam site, but well worth spending the time to listen to, is an audio book that really explins the science behind the issues. The Modern Scholar: Global Warming, Global Threat is a great thing to listen to in the car (hybrid, of course) going to/from work.