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Earth Talk: Expert Answers to Everyday Questions About the Environment    by E Magazine order for
Earth Talk
by E Magazine
Order:  USA  Can
Plume, 2009 (2009)

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* * *   Reviewed by Deb Kincaid

If you only buy one how-to-live-greener book this year, let Earth Talk: Expert Answers to Everyday Questions About the Environment be it. Non-technical, but balanced and extremely well-researched, this book is every citizen's answer to, 'What can I do? Where do I start? Why does it matter?'

This spring green paperback with the anxious frog on the front cover is a manual for everyday living - for us, not frogs. (Love those illustrations by Chris Murphy!) Earth Talk covers what we eat, drink, wear, breathe, sleep on, bathe with, clean with, ride in, live in, and work in.

Do you know the real dangers of dental fillings, contact lens solutions, and nail polish? You should. Especially if you have or want to have children. How can we reduce our environmental footprint in the workplace? How dangerous are cell phones, electromagnetic fields, and that new car smell, really? Is there such a thing as a green truck or SUV? Did you know some gaming PC's suck as much energy as your refrigerator? And, what do we do with all those abandoned electronics: cell phones, iPods, computers, and digital cameras? Never fear, Earth Talk is here.

With Earth Talk we have the information and resources we need to protect our families from toxic exposure, use our consumer purchasing power wisely, and change our lifestyle habits to support a sustainable planet.

The authors of Earth Talk: Expert Answers to Everyday Questions About the Environment are E-The Environmental Magazine editorial team members. The book was created from selections taken from their syndicated Q&A column, EarthTalk, which was launched in 1996. And, of course, it was printed on recycled paper.

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