Books Galore this summer! After posting over 150 books to buy, read, view in the past 18 months, Green News Update is still awash in books for your library or take with on travels. We’ll start with two themes: Cities, Architecture, Design and The Natural World and Science.
Nothing stuffy about what we are recommending. Here’s just a taste:
- Indigo (“its relationship to slavery as the “hidden half” of the transatlantic slave trade, its profound influence on fashion, and its spiritual significance)
- Papyrus, the paper of ancient Egyptians and an appeal to save Africa’s dwindling papyrus swamps
- Witold Rybczynski’s most recent work How Architecture Works: A Humanist’s Toolkit
- The Field Guide to Modern Houses: a new edition
- A History of Future Cities by Daniel Brook (Shanghai, Mumbai, St. Petersburg and Dubai)
- Paris Reborn: Napoleon III, Baron Haussman, and the Quest to Build a Modern City
- Natural Capitalism by Paul Hawken, Amory Lovins and L. Hunter Lovins Read the chapter
- The Sound Book: The Science of the Sonic Wonders of the World
- The Infested Mind: Why Humans Fear, Loathe and Love Insects
When you come back, Green News Update will offer you book reviews, author interviews, and a chapter or excerpt to lead you on.