The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl is an American history book written by New York Times journalist Timothy Egan in 2006. It tells the problems of people who lived through The Great Depression's Dust Bowl, as a disaster tale.
Environmental Book Club
The Delaware Nature Society and Sierra Club of Delaware have partnered for this environmental book club. The books that we read are selected by our book club participants. Books on any environmental topic will be considered, from water, land or air issues to energy, wildlife, land use, transportation, and environmental justice. The number of exciting books on the environment is practically endless.
Special Book Club Sea Level Rise Awareness Week Book Club:
We will be reading Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 by John Berry.
Mark your calendars now for Thursday, September 19th at 6:00pm. We meet on the topmost floor of the DuPont Environmental Education Center in the Russell W. Peterson Urban Wildlife Refuge on the Wilmington Riverfront 1400 Delmarva Lane Wilmington, DE.
Our Recent Books
Fall in love with nature all over again with this compelling story written in 1924.
Winner of the 2008 Audubon Award, Richard Louv challenges us to rethink the importance of nature to healthy child development, not only to mitigate many of the health problems that children increasingly face (obesity, ADHD), but also to ensure that our current and future generations develop relationships and experiences with the natural world that he suggests are so critical to the future conservation of our planet.
Originally published in 1962, Silent Spring is both beautifully written and powerful. Carson is credited for raising public awareness of the impacts of chemical pesticides on ecological and human health and launching the environmental movement in the United States. Her work remains equally relevant fifty years after its first publication.
This highly readable book reviews the history of cod fishing, which spans more than one thousand years and takes readers on a journey from Europe to the Caribbean to the northern Atlantic coast of North America. The story of cod is one of adventure and environmental crisis, and Kurlansky tacks between these themes with a focus on future sustainability and the ocean policies needed to protect cod fisheries.
In this book written for a young audience (ages 11 and up), Kurlansky brings the world fisheries issue up to date by incorporating the most recent themes in the sustainability of global fisheries. Climate change, overfishing, politics, and many other topics contributing to fisheries collapse are presented in an easy to understand and highly illustrated manner.
More Environmental Books
Environmental Justice and Pollution
- Plastic: A Toxic Love Story by Susan Freinkel (2011)
- Sacrifice Zones: The Front Lines of Toxic Chemical Exposure in the United States by Steve Lerner (2010)
- An Entirely Synthetic Fish: How Rainbow Trout Beguiled America and Overran the World by Anders Halverson (2011)
- The Empty Ocean by Richard Ellis (2004)
- The End of the Line: How Overfishing is Changing the World and What We Eat by Charles Clover (2008)
- The Unnatural History of the Sea by Callum Roberts (2009)
- Tuna: A Love Story by Richard Ellis (2008)
- The End of Food by Paul Roberts (2009)
- When the Rivers Run Dry: The Defining Crisis of the Twenty-first Century by Fred Pearce (2007)
- Consuming Power: A Social History of American Energies by David Nye (1999)
- The End of Energy Obesity: Breaking Today's Energy Addiction for a Prosperous and Secure Tomorrow by Peter Tertzakian (2009)