In this issue, Minding Nature begins a regular feature calling attention to important books and articles that CHN staff, board, and collaborating scholars are reading and recommend. Quot libros, quam breve tempus.—BJ
Eric Chivian and Aaron Bernstein, eds. Sustaining Life: How Human Health Depends on Biodiversity (Oxford University Press 2008).
Lorraine Daston and Fernando Vidal, eds. The Moral Authority of Nature (University of Chicago Press, 2004).
Rob Ferguson, The Devil and the Disappearing Sea: Or, How I Tried to Stop the World’s Worst Ecological Catastrophe (Raincoast Books, 2003).
Howard Frumkin, Lawrence Frank, and Richard Jackson, Urban Sprawl and Public Health: Designing, Planning, and Building for Healthy Communities (Island Press, 2004).
Gary Paul Nabhan, Where Our Food Comes From: Retracing Nikolay Vavilov’s Quest to End Famine (Island Press, 2009).
Linda Nash, Inescapable Ecologies: A History of Environment, Disease, and Knowledge (University of California Press, 2006).
Kristin Shrader-Frechette, Taking Action, Saving Lives: Our Duties to Protect Environmental and Public Health (Oxford University Press, 2007).
Terry Tempest Williams, Finding Beauty in a Broken World (Pantheon, 2008).
William C. Wimsatt, Re-Engineering Philosophy for Limited Beings: Piecewise Approximations to Reality (Harvard University Press, 2007).
Donald Worster, A Passion for Nature: The Life of John Muir (Oxford University Press, 2008).