“Heat: Adventures in the World’s Fiery Places” by Bill Streever is a wide-ranging exploration of heat and its effects on a broad span of human and natural phenomena. It follows his national bestseller “Cold,” which covered the opposite end of the thermal spectrum. I have not read “Cold,” but by all accounts both books follow a similar trajectory.
I have read the book, “Hyperspectral Remote Sensing of Vegetation,” with great pleasure. It provides a comprehensive overview with plenty of useful references to the literature. On one hand, there is an extensive overview of existing techniques and state-ofthe-art methods. In a single reference, the reader is offered an overview of hyperspectral vegetation indices (HVI) in clear tables, without the need to search and browse through a large number of papers to find the appropriate index for his or her particular problem.
In 1972, Gregory Bateson introduced a theory that proposed the need to change not just our actions, but our thoughts as well—to think about how we think. This essay proposes “ecology of mind” as a means to focus and invigorate public awareness and action to avert the ecological crises facing the world’s population.
Earthzine would like to invite you to submit reviews and recommendations of some good books you’ve read lately! They can be fiction, non-fiction, poetry, drama or prose. Thematically, they should address in some way one or more of the nine societal benefit areas of GEOSS: agriculture, biodiversity, climate, disasters, ecosystems, energy, health, water, weather; also oceans and sustainability.
We all hear about global this and global that, what to recycle or not, and who should be responsible. This is almost non-stop from every sort of media available, which becomes mind numbing and, in a huge sense, scary. With all the information our there, Richard Louv’s Last Child in the Woods caught my attention.
Book review by Jay Pearlman Jared Diamond starts his book with a question from an acquaintance in New Guinea: “Why is it that you white people developed so much cargo and brought it to New Guinea, but we black people have little cargo of our own.” Whether the cargo is wealth, power, good medicines or a long life, Diamond sets … Read More
Book Review by Albin J. Gasiewski When it was suggested to me by Cleon Anderson, the 2005 President of the IEEE, to read “The World is Flat” by Thomas Friedman, my initial reaction was to think that I had already heard all that I needed to know about globalization. Fortunately, my curiosity and Cleon’s insistence got the better of me, … Read More