Saturday, March 15, 2008

A Good Green Read

Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to
learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.

Douglas Adams

not a new book, but a classic in terms of relevance and delivery. i am still grieving the death of this oddly colorful and weirdly hysterically funny author. i resisted the last chance to see, a book douglas adams co-authored with mark carwardine - i couldn't imagine how he could handle the dreadfully serious topic of what is happening to some of the rarer species on the planet.

in reading this book, i came to realize that my greatest humorist inspiration was also an environmental activist.

mr. adams managed to convey an important story in that fabulous voice of his that inspires moments of hysterical laughter followed by a stunning desire to cry. he and mark stumble through this important piece of environmental journalism to help illustrate the sometimes catastrophic effects of the human impact on the natural world.

how could you not love a book that references bob dylan in a chapter title - 'leopard-skin pill box hat pg. 51'!

read it!



Kim said...

Thanks! I'm always on the look out for a good read.

Meg & Jen said...

douglas adams is one of my favorite writers. ANYTHING by his is worth reading, but this one is the most relevant at the moment.

Lindsay said...

I will check this out! I am starting book reviews on Urban Branches myself! check them out soon!

Founder Jr. said...

Great call - I've always been an Adams fan and never knew about this...great recommendation.

Also, I just found you two through Best Green Blogs and thought you may be interested in a new Green Product Review/Research site I just launched. I think it would be a great place to promote your blog and show and everything else - we'd love to have you. Hope to see you on Huddler. Thanks!