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Review: Junk Raft

June 29, 2017


Junk Raft An Ocean Voyage and a Rising Tide of Activism to Fight Plastic Pollution By Marcus Eriksen Beacon Press July 2017 216 pages At the outset, author Marcus Eriksen exposes the truth behind the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, supposedly floating between California and Hawaii that is twice the size of Texas. In 1997, Captain […]

Review: Wangari Maathai

February 23, 2015


February is Black History Month In observance of Black History Month, Advice from a Caterpillar spotlights new releases in nonfiction picture books that celebrate achievements of African Americans and the heroic deeds of two Africans who changed the world. In this biography we learn about one woman who brought peace and democracy to Africa through […]

Review: The Real Cost of Fracking

August 28, 2014


The Real Cost of Fracking: How America’s Shale Gas Boom Is Threatening Our Families, Pets, and Food By Michelle Bamberger and Robert Oswald Beacon Press August 2014 256 pages In 2012, veterinarian Michelle Bamberger and Cornell University professor of molecular medicine Robert Oswald published their study, “Impacts of Gas Drilling on Human and Animal Health.” […]

Review: Creating Climate Wealth

June 9, 2014


Creating Climate Wealth: Unlocking the Impact Economy By Jigar Shah ICOSA Media September 2013 208 pages Jigar Shah is the founder of SunEdison where he transformed the solar industry by creating a business model that offers solar power as a service in the form of Power Purchase Agreements, as opposed to marketing solar panels and […]