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Category “Book Reviews”

Are You an Environmentalist?

Wednesday, 24 February, 2016

Hayden Weaver, native of Irvine, CA, is a law student at BYU. When he has a spare minute, he likes to trail run, read, and spend time with his wife. I recently read a book called Life’s Too Short to Pretend You’re Not Religious by David Dark. The book outlines the value of thinking of religion—as the Latin…

Book Review: This Changes Everything – Capitalism vs. the Climate

Thursday, 1 October, 2015

Naomi Klein is a dedicated anti-corporatist and class warrior. Long before she focused on climate change, she was committed to battling the exploitation that seems to inevitably accompany aggregation of corporate power and wealth. That framing drives her analysis of anthropogenic climate change, embedding this profound environmental issue in an associated social, economic, and humanitarian…

Book Review: The Sixth Extinction

Monday, 29 September, 2014

This may be the most important book you read all year. The Sixth Extinction, by Elizabeth Kolbert, provides a 500 million year context for what is coming to be called the Anthropocene geological era, an era marked by changes so momentous as to be nearly unprecedented in the earth’s history. Ponder that last sentence for a moment. In the…

Book Review: Roads in the Wilderness

Saturday, 31 May, 2014

Roads in the Wilderness is a thoughtful and insightful examination of the meaning and significance of roads in southeastern Utah – canyon country. Referencing the earliest non-native explorers, Jedediah S. Rogers reminds us of the disparate ways that the region has been perceived over more than two centuries: wasteland to be avoided or conquered, resource repository, spiritual…

Discovering the Word of Wisdom: A Review

Sunday, 2 February, 2014

In Discovering the Word of Wisdom: Surprising insights from a whole food, plant-based perspective, author and LDS Earth Stewardship member Jane Birch explores the connection between the familiar text of Doctrine & Covenants section 89 and the type of plant-rich, unprocessed diet advocated by leading experts in nutrition and medicine.  Birch recognizes and embraces the…