PositiveLibrary JournalGrabar offers an intriguing, wide-ranging, readable perspective of the urban American parking scene, its issues, and possible future.
PositiveLibrary JournalSeveral chapters touch on human evolution and one’s feelings of home and care for one’s surroundings. While the situations are tragic, the author focuses on the experiences and struggles of a few determined individuals. Their leadership mitigated damage, or aided resilience and recovery. A point made throughout is that humans have to live with nature in its new manifestations. For some, that may mean permanent relocation to safer areas. Decades of global government pledges haven’t reduced the rate of climate change. Ostrander believes grassroots concern and action is necessary to counter the overheating of the biosphere. Examples include preservation of the Los Angeles aquifer ... This compassionate reporting brings the reality of climate change to U.S. Americans.
PositiveLibrary JournalInspiring ... These personal testimonies detail the effects of climate change on the writers and their communities now. Concerned readers may be inspired to take action.
PositiveLibrary JournalThis anthology showcases personal responses to climate change through literature ...This work will suit readers curious about the long-standing and wide-ranging effects of climate change, as lived and experienced by writers around the world.
PositiveLibrary JournalRoberts’s wide-ranging historical research and storytelling skills should captivate New Yorkers and others. Larger photographs might have enhanced readers’ connection to these structures and their roles in the life of the city.
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PositiveLibrary JournalThese essays are wide ranging and heartfelt and will attract dedicated environmentalists.
PositiveLibrary JournalAlthough Schlossberg’s asides sometimes derail the journalistic narrative, with this call for mass action she presents valuable information that could help readers make more sustainable choices in their lives.