Books

This book is a roadmap for business careers in sustainability

Read the full story at GreenBiz.

Katie Kross and I have known and collaborated with each other for 10 years. I was excited when she published her guide to sustainability careers, “Profession and Purpose,” in 2009. I was doubly excited to hear about its second edition. “Profession and Purpose: A Resource Guide for MBA Careers in Sustainability” just became available for purchase on Monday.

Katie is managing director of the Center for Energy, Development, and the Global Environment (EDGE) at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. She has supported hundreds of MBA students and alumni in their searches for purpose-driven jobs.

We sat down to discuss how much has changed in the last five years since her first edition came out.

Charles Darwin’s evolutionary reading: HMS Beagle’s library goes online

Read the full story in The Guardian.

The lost collection of books that kept Charles Darwin company aboard HMS Beagle and provided inspiration for his later works on evolution has been made publicly available for the first time today.

Hundreds of titles that filled the shelves of the ship’s library on Darwin’s five-year circumnavigation of the globe in the 1830s have been brought together and made freely available through the Darwin Online Beagle Library project.

Shareable’s Top 16 New Books for Spring

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A few times a year, we round up the best new books about the sharing economy, community, and all the other good sharing stuff. It’s amazing that there’s never a shortage of good reads for our book finds. It speaks to the growing number of people who want to create a better world through sharing. Below are our top 16 reads this spring.

See Where America Gets Its Energy, In Spectacular Photos

Read the full story at Fast Company.

In 2003, photographer Mitch Epstein traveled to Ohio to watch a small town be erased: A nearby power plant had purchased most of the homes there in exchange for families agreeing to leave and to never sue the company for health claims resulting from the plant’s pollution. Epstein was struck by the story–especially because of an 80-year-old woman who refused to move–and decided to travel across the country as an “energy tourist,” documenting other stories he found along the way…

After his five-year odyssey, Epstein published his photographs in a book called American Power, and created a website that maps out each photo. He also collaborated with musician Erik Friedlander to create a live performance: While Epstein shows his images, Friedlander plays the cello.

“Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation” wins Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction

The award cites it as:

a book that deftly combines investigative reporting and historical research to probe a New Jersey seashore town’s cluster of childhood cancers linked to water and air pollution.

For more information on the book, check out its page on GoodReads.

Ecologist James Ludwig discusses the “Dismal State of the Great Lakes”

Read the full story in Great Lakes Echo.

In his new book, “The Dismal State of the Great Lakes,” ecologist James Ludwig explains his personal and professional journey in realizing the extensive damage that has been done to the Great Lakes.