Search Results: "Climate Central"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 24, 2012

"For students and the genuinely curious, this is an ideal introduction to the facts about global warming."
An intelligent primer on what experts know about global climate change, what they don't know, and what the future could bring. Read full book review >

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CENTRAL SQUARE by George Packer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Packer's genuine artistry is most evident in his bringing characters to life; his ability to animate political issues, though, is less compelling."
Evocative rendering of life in a Boston community, although contemporary themes—race, poverty, class—become the tail of —issues— wagging the dog of character and plot. Read full book review >

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RUMOR CENTRAL by ReShonda Tate Billingsley
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 1, 2013

"A well-constructed take on the pleasures and pitfalls of fame. (Fiction. 12-16)"
In a fast-moving mean-girl story with a dash of suspense, a teen television star is asked to dish dirt on her well-connected friends. Read full book review >

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CENTRAL HEATING by Marilyn Singer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"Its engaging design will surely entice readers to open and read, perhaps in front of their own candle, hearth, or stove. (Poetry. 7-11)"
Continuing their series of poetic evocations of the natural world, Singer and So present 19 poems about fire, this time printing in a curving, delicate red font and choosing a powerful red for the illustrations. Read full book review >

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CENTRAL PARK by Andrew Blauner
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 1, 2012

"A good anthology for an afternoon's reading in the park."
A leisurely stroll through the park with some agreeably literary companionship. Read full book review >

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TOKYO CENTRAL by Edward Seidensticker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Japanese scholars will devour this testament by one of their own. Others may find it a half-readable curiosity."
A professor's love affair with Japan and its language. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 22, 2013

"Grand Central deserves a deep history as good as the World Trade Center got with James Glanz and Eric Lipton's City in the Sky (2003). This isn't it, though railway-history buffs may enjoy this book."
A middling account of the architectural splendor that is Manhattan's Grand Central Station. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2011

"Packed with vital, timely information about the future of the earth—deserves our full attention."
A look at a new kind of capitalism that can save the planet from climate chaos while creating jobs and uplifting economies. Read full book review >

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CLIMATE MIGRANTS by Rebecca E. Hirsch
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"An accessible, informative, and alarming look at imminent, likely inevitable environmental catastrophes on a global scale. (maps, photos, glossary, source notes, bibliography, further information) (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
A sober warning that climate change will become impossible to deny or ignore in the coming decades as mass population centers are rendered uninhabitable and the relocation of millions of people becomes inevitable. Read full book review >

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CLIMATE WARS by Michael Penney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 10, 2017

"While this environmental tale delivers some forgettable characters, it creates a strong narrative with a lasting impression."
A novel focuses on eco-terrorism in the Pacific Northwest. Read full book review >

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CLIMATE SHOCK by Gernot Wagner
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2015

"Specialized and a touch rarified but useful for policy workers in helping shape dollars-and-cents arguments about the environment and global climate."
"Most everything we know tells us climate change is bad. Most everything we don't know tells us it's probably much worse." So observe Environmental Defense Fund economist Wagner (But Will the Planet Notice?: How Smart Economics Can Save the World, 2011, etc.) and Weitzman (Economics/Harvard Univ.; Income, Wealth, and the Maximum Principle, 2003, etc.) in this dismal-science look at a very dismal subject indeed.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2010

"A reasonable but not rosy view of a subject that too often produces hysteria."
Unsettling scenarios depicting the world in the next 50 years, similar to the current planet but significantly hotter. Read full book review >