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Great Reads

This month, our suggested reading list are the winners of the 2020  Society of Environmental Journalists Rachel Carson Environment Book Awards. These books will teach and inspire you. 

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 "Inconspicuous Consumption: the Environmental Impact You Don't Know You Have," was awarded first place in this year's contest. The author, Tatiana Schlossberg, warns that we have pushed the planet to its limits, but readers will find solace and feel empowerment with a route to positive change instead of feeling drained. 

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Second place winner Amanda Little looks at the way climate change is affecting what we eat. In "The Fate of Food: What We'll Eat in a Bigger, Hotter, Smarter World, she also introduces readers to the people that are making food systems more resilient. Little looks at food systems around the world and makes the connection between climate change and the future of food supply. 

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Third place winner, "Vanishing Fish: Shifting Baselines and the Future of Global Fisheries," is a collection of essays that looks at the depletion of marine ecosystems over the past five decades. Contest judges said, "[Pauly's] forceful prose makes his call for reform impossible to ignore."

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"Into the Planet: My Life As a Cave Diver," won First Honorable Mention. The author and cave diver, Jill Heinerth, chronicles her and other cave divers as they explored and gathered the depths of the earth.  

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Awarded the second honorable mention, Dina Gilo-Whitaker's book, "As Long as Grass Grows: The Indigenous Fight for Environmental Justice From Colonization to Standing Rock," questions the rights of nature and community rights as she writes the history of resistance to incursions on Indian lands.

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The third honorable mention was awarded to Bathsheba Dermuth's book, "Floating Coast: An Environmental History of the Bering Strait. Dermuth uses interviews, research and first-hand observation to talk about the ongoing clash of global ideologies in this region. 

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