Category Archives: Books

Book reviews and previews.

The Peace-Athabasca Delta

For those interested in the future of our freshwater, Kevin Timoney has written a provoking analysis of the future of the Peace-Athabasca Delta in his award-winning 2013 book published by University of Alberta Press. The delta is in danger, that much is clear. “The Athabasca River may be Canada’s most endangered river system due to the extensive industrial development along its banks,” Timoney states. This issue is important and relevant to Canada so if sustainability is something that interests you or your friends and family, it is sure to be a fascinating read.

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Sustainability: A History

Perhaps sustainability is your passion and you want to be armed with even more knowledge. Or maybe you don’t know much about sustainability but you want to learn more so you can join the debate. You might even just be curious about why sustainability exists. What got us here in the first place?

Luckily, University of Alberta professor Jeremy Caradonna has written the book you should be reading right now if sustainability interests you in any way—Sustainability: A History.

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Thomas Homer-Dixon lands at the U

Read anything good lately?

Heard of Thomas Homer-Dixon?

His book the “The Upside of Down: Catastrophe, creativity and the renewal of civilization” has been getting excellent reviews for its in-depth, yet accessible look at destructive threats to our world while offering a positive outlook and optimistic possibilities if things end up going a bit (or a lot) wrong.

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