This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate
by: Simon & Schuster
Product rating: 4.3 with 547 reviews
The most important book yet from the author of the international bestseller The Shock Doctrine,
a brilliant explanation of why the climate crisis challenges us to abandon the core “free market” ideology of our time, restructure the global economy, and remake our political systems.
In short, either we embrace radical change ourselves or radical changes will be visited upon our physical world. The status quo is no longer an option.
In This Changes Everything
Naomi Klein argues that climate change isn’t just another issue to be neatly filed between taxes and health care. It’s an alarm that calls us to fix an economic system that is already failing us in many ways. Klein meticulously builds the case for how massively reducing our greenhouse emissions is our best chance to simultaneously reduce gaping inequalities, re-imagine our broken democracies, and rebuild our gutted local economies. She exposes the ideological desperation of the climate-change deniers, the messianic delusions of the would-be geoengineers, and the tragic defeatism of too many mainstream green initiatives. And she demonstrates precisely why the market has not—and cannot—fix the climate crisis but will instead make things worse, with ever more extreme and ecologically damaging extraction methods, accompanied by rampant disaster capitalism.
Klein argues that the changes to our relationship with nature and one another that are required to respond to the climate crisis humanely should not be viewed as grim penance, but rather as a kind of gift—a catalyst to transform broken economic and cultural priorities and to heal long-festering historical wounds. And she documents the inspiring movements that have already begun this process: communities that are not just refusing to be sites of further fossil fuel extraction but are building the next, regeneration-based economies right now.
Can we pull off these changes in time? Nothing is certain. Nothing except that climate change changes everything. And for a very brief time, the nature of that change is still up to us.
Posted in Economic Policy & Development Tagged with: Capitalism, Changes, Climate, Everything, Simon & Schuster, this
All Dogs Go to Kevin: Everything Three Dogs Taught Me (That I Didn’t Learn in Veterinary School)
by: Grand Central Publishing
Product rating: 4.8 with 48 reviews
ALL DOGS GO TO KEVIN is a humorous and touching memoir that will appeal to anyone who has ever loved an animal or lost hours in James Herriot’s classic veterinary stories.
You can’t always count on people, but you can always count on your dog. No one knows that better than veterinarian Jessica Vogelsang.
With the help of three dogs, Jessica is buoyed through adolescence, veterinary school, and the early years of motherhood. Taffy, the fearsome Lhasa; Emmett, the devil-may-care Golden; and Kekoa, the neurotic senior Labrador, are always by her side, educating her in empathy and understanding for all the oddballs and misfits who come through the vet clinic doors. Also beside her is Kevin, a human friend who lives with the joie de vivre most people only dream of having.
From the clueless canine who inadvertently reveals a boyfriend’s wandering ways to the companion who sees through a new mother’s smiling facade, Jessica’s stories from the clinic and life show how her love for canines lifts her up and grounds her, too.
Above all, this book reminds us, with gentle humor and honesty, why we put up with the pee on the carpet, the chewed-up shoes, and the late-night trips to the vet: because the animals we love so much can, in fact, change our lives.
Posted in Memoirs Tagged with: Didn't, Dogs, Everything, Grand Central Publishing, Kevin, Learn, School, Taught, That, Three, Veterinary
Believing Jesus: Are You Willing to Risk Everything? A Journey Through the Book of Acts
by: Thomas Nelson
Product rating: 5.0 with 5 reviews
Are you truly willing to risk everything?
In Believing Jesus, Bible teacher and author Lisa Harper retraces the steps of the apostles in the book of Acts, while throwing in a few of her own crazy adventures along the way. The disciples didn’t have much of a road map after Jesus ascended to heaven, but God’s grace and spirit filled in the gaps as they moved forward. It required their willingness to risk everything to establish a new community that would change the future world.
As a regular speaker on the Women of Faith® tour, Lisa has earned a reputation as a true theological scholar and hilarious storyteller—not necessarily in that order! Best-selling author and pastor Max Lucado calls Lisa one of the “best Bible tour guides around.”
Believing Jesus will highlight both of Lisa’s strengths as she tackles every chapter of the Book of Acts with biblical wisdom and modern wit. Lisa keeps it real, telling stories on herself and pointing readers back to Jesus, the only one who can truly lead.
Posted in Women's Issues Tagged with: Acts, Believing, Book, Everything, Jesus, journey, Risk, Thomas Nelson, Through, Willing
The Everything Essential Buddhism Book: A Guide to the Fundamental Beliefs and Traditions of Buddhism, Past and Present (Everything Series)
by: Adams Media
Product rating: 5.0 with 1 reviews
Your concise guide to Buddhism, mindfulness, and meditation!
The Everything Essential Buddhism Book is your beginner’s guide to the Buddhist principles of nonviolence, mindfulness, and self-awareness. Learn about the deceptively simple truths of this enigmatic religion, including:
- The life of Buddha and his continuing influence throughout the world
- Buddha’s teachings and the Four Noble Truths of Buddhism
- The Noble Eightfold Path and how it should guide you
- What the Sutras say about education, marriage, sex, and death
- The proven physiological effects of meditation
- The growing impact of Buddhism on modern American culture
Also included is instruction for the many forms of Buddhist meditation, including Zen and Tibetan practices. Most important, you will learn how you can apply the tenets of Buddhism to your daily life–and achieve clarity and inner peace in the process.
Posted in Rituals & Practice Tagged with: Adams Media, Beliefs, Book, Buddhism, Essential, Everything, Fundamental, Guide, Past, Present, Series, Traditions
The Boy’s Body Book: Third Edition: Everything You Need to Know for Growing Up YOU
by: Applesauce Press
Product rating: 4.5 with 262 reviews
You have questions? We have answers to everything you need to know for growing up you!
Growing up isn’t as easy as it looks. With changing emotions, friends, expectations, and bodies, some days it can seem like life is one big roller coaster ride. The Boy’s Body Book
is the #1 bestselling guide for boys, and it’s here to help with expert advice, common sense tips, fast facts, and answers to all questions a boy might have.
* From hair care to athlete’s foot, a head to toe guide to what’s happening with your changing body
* Basketball football, soccer, chess: How you can excel no matter what you like to do
* The care and keeping of parents, teachers, brothers, and sisters
* How to keep your friends and your morals, and what to do if peer pressure or bullying starts to be come an issue
* And so much more!
Posted in Being a Teen Tagged with: Applesauce Press, Body, Book, Boy's, Edition, Everything, Growing, Know, Need, Third
Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Disney Little Golden Book (Disney)
Product rating: 5.0 with 3 reviews
Have you forgotten how to see the magic in the world around you? To get that childlike sparkle back in your life, look no further than timeless Disney Little Golden Books! Featuring illustrations from classic favorites such as Cinderella, Frozen, Dumbo, Peter Pan, The Lion King, Snow White, Finding Nemo, Sleeping Beauty,
this inspirational hardcover collection helps readers of all ages rediscover the enchanting power of Disney and those Little Golden Books with shiny foil spines that we all grew up with! The perfect gift, this book will have you clapping for Tinker Bell and more.
Posted in Humorous Tagged with: Book, Disney, Everything, from, Golden, Golden/Disney, Know, Learned, Little, Need