Confessions of an Eco-Sinner (Book Review)

Confessions of an Eco-Sinner by Fred Pearce

Coming across the circulation desk at the BSC library, this book’s title piqued my interest.  What exactly is an eco-sinner?  The subtitle “Tracking Down the Source of My Stuff” further intrigued me.  This book is written in a series of short articles chronicling the author’s journeys around the world to find where his stuff comes from and what the environmental, economic, and human impact of Western consumption is becoming.

Many facts are presented about the impact of such far-ranging items as coffee, gold, bananas, and fish. Some of the information is sad, some startling, and some scary. If you want a source of information about issues affecting the world we live in that goes beyond today’s headlines, this is a book you might enjoy checking out.

BSC Library call number:  GE 195.7 .P43 2009

Lori J. Smith

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