Monday, April 22, 2013

Happy Earth Day!

We know it's hard to love Mother Nature when Snowpocalypse 2.0 is bearing down on us, but we'd like you to think back to a nicer time. Remember swimming in the lake? Going hiking in one of Minnesota's lovely state parks? Remember when you could escape to the park, lay a blanket on the ground, and devour your favorite book in the sunshine?

Today is Earth Day!! It's the day where we all recognize what an amazing and wonderful planet we live on, and hopefully take steps to protect it.

The library is full of wonderful books on the environment. Need to know about global warming? (That is this Earth Day's hot button topic.)

Check out this GSJ favorite, Global Warming: Opposing Viewpoints ( QC981.8.G56 G574 2006  ) to get a well-rounded view on all the facts and opinions surrounding this very important issue. 

The book Last Child in the Woods (BF353.5.N37 L68 2006) talks about Nature-Decifit Disorder, or the idea that keeping our children inside, and not exposing them to the wonders of nature and wildlife is actually harming them.
Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder

Ever wonder what it would be like if humans simply disappeared? How would the environment survive and thrive without us? The fascinating and best-selling book The World Without Us ( GF75 .W455 2007)  discusses that exact fact. It is the book-length expansion of the author's Discovery channel mini-series "Earth Without People."

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Happy Earth Day!! Enjoy the snow!

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