Around the traps

GreenBookReviews.ca is trying something new. Along with the weekly missives from our reviewers, we’re going to bring you some interesting reviews from around the web. If a great review comes across your radar, leave a comment or send an email and we’ll share the word on Fridays.

Recent great reviews to check out:
The New York Times reviews In the Basement of the Ivory Tower by the mysteriously named Professor X. The author, a poorly paid adjunct professor, a man who teaches nighttime literature classes in both a small private college and in a community college, is exploring a seemingly uncontroversial argument: Not every American kid is cut out for college.

Economics and environmentalism don’t always go hand in hand, so it’s interesting to see London School of Economics PhD student Barbara Richter review Greening Aid?. While the methodology leaves much to be desired, Richter finds the book itself to be very worthwhile.

And back in NYC, The New York Review of Books compares three titles in Bill McKibben’s article Resisting Climate Reality. McKibben sizes up Smart Solutions to Climate Change: Comparing Costs and Benefits edited by Bjørn Lomborg, Cool It the accompanying film directed by Ondi Timoner, and Hot: Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth by Mark Hertsgaard. He eviscerates two, and finds issue with the third in a fabulous exploration of climate change and its portrayal in the media.

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