2010. 2. 13 NEW ARRIVALS
AUTHOR: The Worldwatch Institute
GENRE: Environmental Science
The premier environmental nonprofit shows the way to transform our consumer culture into a culture centered on sustainability. It argues that for society to thrive, it must move beyond our unsustainable consumer culture to one that respects environmental realities.
In “State of the World 2010,” the Worldwatch Institute’s award-winning research team reveals not only how human societies can make this shift but also how people around the world have already started to nurture a new culture of sustainability. Chapters present innovative solutions to global environmental problems, focusing on institutions that are the principal engineers of culture.
Written in clear, concise language, with easy-to-read charts and tables, State of the World presents a view of our changing world.
How We Decide (Paperback - Reprint)
AUTHOR: Jonah Lehrer
Since Plato, philosophers have described the decision-making process as either rational or emotional: we carefully deliberate or we “blink” and go with our gut. But as scientists break open the mind’s black box with the latest tools of neuroscience, they’re discovering that this is not how the mind works. Our best decisions are a finely tuned blend of both feeling and reason - and the precise mix depends on the situation. When buying a house, for example, it’s best to let our unconscious mull over the many variables. But when we’re picking a stock, intuition often leads us astray. The trick is to determine when to lean on which part of the brain, and to do this, we need to think harder about how we think.