BOOKS

Food For Green Thoughts

We'll post books of interest here along with reviews.  Please consider sending us a review of your favorite book.  Join other earth stewards online to discuss books at goodreads.com, LDS Earth Stewardship group.  Our first book for this group is The Nature Fix by Florence Williams. 

Florence Williams will be speaking to the LDS Earth Stewardship group and others on Dec. 7 at 6 pm in Utah.  Her talk can be seen live by video on Facebook at 8 pm EST.   Here is the link for a live feed for anyone who cannot attend the event. https://lawbyu.zoom.us/j/270797274 This link can hold up to 125 people. It will be a wide shot to cover any distance for Ms. Williams’ pacing around, and the sound should be excellent quality (she will have a roaming mic).  

Florence Williams will be speaking to the LDS Earth Stewardship group and others on Dec. 7 at 6 pm in Utah.  Her talk can be seen live by video on Facebook at 8 pm EST.  

Here is the link for a live feed for anyone who cannot attend the event.

https://lawbyu.zoom.us/j/270797274

This link can hold up to 125 people. It will be a wide shot to cover any distance for Ms. Williams’ pacing around, and the sound should be excellent quality (she will have a roaming mic).

 

 
 
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Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History

Elizabeth Kolbert

Over the last half a billion years, there have been five mass extinctions, when the diversity of life on earth suddenly and dramatically contracted. Scientists around the world are currently monitoring the sixth extinction, predicted to be the most devastating extinction event since the asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs. This time around, the cataclysm is us. 


The forest Unseen: A Year's Watch In Nature

David George Haskill

Biologist David Haskell uses a one-square-meter patch of old-growth Tennessee forest as a window onto the entire natural world. Visiting it almost daily for one year to trace nature’s path through the seasons, he brings the forest and its inhabitants to vivid life. Each of this book’s short chapters begins with a simple observation: a salamander scuttling across the leaf litter; the first blossom of spring wildflowers. From these, Haskell spins a brilliant web of biology and ecology, explaining the science that binds together the tiniest microbes and the largest mammals and describing the ecosystems that have cycled for thousands—sometimes millions—of years. Each visit to the forest presents a nature story in miniature as Haskell elegantly teases out the intricate relationships that order the creatures and plants that call it home.

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Bringing Nature Home: How Native plants sustain wildlife in our gardens

Douglas W. Tallamy

As development and subsequent habitat destruction accelerate, there are increasing pressures on wildlife populations. But there is an important and simple step toward reversing this alarming trend: Everyone with access to a patch of earth can make a significant contribution toward sustaining biodiversity.

The Xerces Society's Gardening for Butterflies

The Xerces Society specializes in understanding and teaching invertebrate conservation.  This book introduces you to a variety of colorful garden guests who need our help, and shows you how to design a habitat where they will thrive. This optimistic call to arms is packed with everything you need to create a beautiful, beneficial, butterfly-filled garden. Gardeners will learn why butterflies matter, why they are in danger, and what simple steps we can take to make a difference. You'll learn how to choose the right plants, how to design a butterfly-friendly garden, and how to create a garden that flutters and flourishes with life.

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