Looking for a good book to hit the beach with this summer? Conservancy staff and scientists have reviewed some of the latest non-fiction releases on the environment—from water conservation and ocean management to trendier topics like hunting your own food and how environmental economics can save the planet.
Check out these 5 books this summer and catch up on your environmental reading. Note: these books won’t leave you snoozing in the sun!
Overfishing: What Everyone Needs to Know by Ray Hilborn, with Ulrike Hilborn
—Reviewed by Peter Kareiva, chief scientist of The Nature Conservancy
Put plainly, this is the best book on a “conservation topic” I have read, ever. Why? It is wonderfully unpretentious, authoritative, engagingly written, concise and easy to read. I wish someone would turn this into a series: “Deforestation: What Everyone Needs to Know,” “Green Infrastructure: What Everyone Needs to Know,” “Climate Stress and Extreme Weather: What Everyone Needs to Know,” “Payments for Ecosystem Services…” you get my point.
Sadly, there are too few Ray Hilborns in our world. Ray has worked on fisheries for 30+ years. He is analytical and skilled at modeling and understanding the ways statistics and data can be ...
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