Book Excerpt: Rear-View Reflections on Radical Change: A Green Grandma’s Memoir and Call for Climate Action

Book Title:  Rear-View Reflections on Radical Change: A Green Grandma’s Memoir and Call for Climate Action Author:  Linda Mary Wagner Publishing Information:  Self-Published, 2024 Link to Buy Book:  Book Baby Synopsis:  Explore 50 years of transformative social movements in Linda Mary Wagner’s memoir Rear-View Reflections on Radical Change. These essays, stories, and poems, written between […]

Book Award Winner: Science Communication in a Crisis: An Insider’s Guide by Christopher Reddy

Congratulations on your gold book award! Synopsis Science Communication in a Crisis: An Insider’s Guide identifies the principal challenges that scientists face when communicating with different stakeholder groups and offers advice on how to navigate the maze of competing interests and deliver actionable science when the clock is ticking. If a scientist’s goal is to […]

Book Award Winner: Trouble Ain’t Nothin But a Word by Paul O. Scott

Congratulations on your silver book award! Synopsis My memoir begins with a massive heart attack that leaves me in a vegetative state with no possibility of recovery, according to my doctors. What the doctors didn’t know about me was, don’t count anyone out, don’t count anyone in. I lived my life overcoming multitudinous challenges by […]

Book Award Winner: The Curious History of the Heart: A Cultural and Scientific Journey by Vincent M. Figueredo

Congratulations on your gold book award! Synopsis For much of recorded history, people considered the heart to be the most important organ in the body. In cultures around the world, the heart—not the brain—was believed to be the location of intelligence, memory, emotion, and the soul. Over time, views on the purpose of the heart […]

Book Award Winner: Catastrophic Incentives: Why Our Approaches to Disasters Keep Falling Short by Jeff Schlegelmilch and Ellen Carlin

Congratulations on your silver book award! Synopsis Societies are vulnerable to any number of potential disasters: earthquakes, hurricanes, infectious diseases, terrorist attacks, and many others. Even though the dangers are often clear, there is a persistent pattern of inadequate preparation and a failure to learn from experience. Before disasters, institutions pay insufficient attention to risk; […]

Book Award Winner: Here, Where Death Delights: A Literary Memoir by Mary Jumbelic

Congratulations on your silver book award! Synopsis Mary Jumbelic has been obsessed with death since the demise of her father when she was 13. The why and how of his mortality plagued her. While viewing an autopsy at the age of 15, she discovered a science that explained the process. For 25 years, she analyzed […]

Book Award Winner: The Teen’s Guide to Saving the World by Aaditya Sengupta Dhar

Congratulations on your silver book award! Synopsis Our world is under serious threat. Not from supervillains or alien invaders, but from monsters of our own making- climate change, environmental degradation and the growing inequality between the haves and have-nots. The world certainly looks messed up, but it can be saved. Not by caped crusaders or […]

Book Award Winner: The Green Real Deal: American Energy, National Security, and a Better Plan for the Environment by Bill Herrington

Congratulations on your silver book award! Synopsis The Energy Wake-Up Call for Americans The all-in stance in favor of renewables has rendered Europe vulnerable to Putin. And America is in danger of making the same catastrophic mistake. The Green Real Deal exposes the danger of plans like the Green New Deal—and reveals the truth about […]

Book Award Winner: To a High Court: Five Bold Law Students Challenge Corporate Greed and Change the Law by Neil Thomas Proto

Congratulations on your gold book award! Synopsis It is the fall of 1971. Richard Nixon is in the White House. The nation is still in turmoil over the war in Vietnam. The daily body count is diminishing but not the anger over the war’s conduct or the president’s intent on victory. He has moved the […]