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Author Archive: "Gary C."

Sky Time in Gray’s River

Pyle beautifully and poetically captures both time and place in this collection of essays. Village life and nature entwine in Gray's River, a tiny hamlet in rural southwest Washington, as Pyle meditates on the cycles of human, flora, and fauna. At once an accounting of both a year in passing as well as a simpler time in the not-too-distant past.

Ten Billion

This is the most terrifying book ever about overpopulation and the impending environmental horrors! Think 7 billion people is a strain on natural resources? Trying to feed 10 billion would deforest the entire planet and consume every drop of fresh water available... and current population growth figures, if left unchecked, lead experts to believe the population could hit 28 billion by 2100! Forget the economy, forget politics, forget religious objections — if we don't take drastic action now(!!) regarding overpopulation, carbon emissions, deforestation, and water use, I feel Stephen Emmott's concluding sentence will inevitably be true: "We are f%$#*ed."

Anthony Bourdain’s Les Halles Cookbook

Witty, sarcastic, profane... everything that makes Bourdain Bourdain. Les Halles Cookbook is full of great recipes, handy techniques, and the stories that launched Bourdain's writing and television careers. A must-read for any Kitchen Confidential or No Reservations fan.

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