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Friday, October 2, 2009

Confessions of an Eco-Sinner: book giveaway

Welcome to the fifth and final day of green book week, where I'm giving away a green book a day. If you didn't see the previous posts, there's still time to enter the drawing for The Green Teen, Chickens in Your Backyard, The Transition Handbook and The Complete Idiot's Guide to Vegetable Gardening.

Today's giveaway is for the book Confessions of an Eco-Sinner: Tracking Down the Sources of My Stuff, by Fred Pearce. You may recognize him as one of the science writers for New Scientist as well as author of the climate change book With Speed and Violence.

According to Wikipedia, Pearce has been described as one of Britain's finest science writers and has reported on environment, popular science and development issues from 64 countries over the past 20 years. He specializes in global environmental issues, including water and climate change and frequently takes heretic and counter-intuitive views - "a sceptic in the best sense", he says.

From Publisher's Weekly:
Pearce's quest to discover the hidden world sustaining Western consumption habits is fulfilled with varying degrees of success in this, his third book. Tracking the routes taken by the items in his home — his coffee, cellphone, computer, green beans, chocolate, socks — from raw ingredient to finished product, the author presents fascinating firsthand investigations, as when he visits a group of fair-trade coffee farmers, follows the trail of his donated shirts to markets in Africa, visits Uzbek communities whose health, infrastructure and environment have been devastated by the cotton industry, and interviews female sweatshop workers who view their factory jobs as empowering.

To enter the random drawing to win this book, add your name to the comments of this post. You have until (tonight) Friday, October 2nd, at 6:00 pm PST to enter. The winner will be drawn and announced on Saturday.

57 comments:

Not said...

I would like to win the book!!!!

Matt Quill

Manda said...

Pick me, pick me! All these books are so great, even though I'm trying to cut down my "stuff" I want them all! :P

Amber said...

This sounds fascinating. Sign me up!

Michelle said...

Sounds like a great read!

Anna said...

I would love this one too!

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Diana said...

Sounds interesting!

cindy24 said...

I'm in.

CitricSugar said...

Please enter me, too! Thanks for all the giveaways this week, Crunchy!

Brittany said...

Don't pick me. I just picked up this book at the second-hand book shop. What I've read of it so far is fascinating! I think it's quite a balanced read.

Sonja said...

This would be a great book to read.

Radioactive Duck said...

This looks like a good read. Toss my name in the hat for it, please.

Barefoot Goddess said...

I've been meaning to read this book, and would love a free copy!

Mrs. Money said...

Would love to win!

Jenny said...

I would love to win this book!!

Jessica said...

I would like this book. Thank you!

710 East Myrtle Avenue said...

This book sounds really interesting. Thank you for offering it as a give-away.

DramaMama said...

So far this is the one that interests me the most =) Count me in! Thank you!

Stacy said...

Great giveaway! Count me in!

The Mom said...

I'd love this as well.

Cave-Woman said...

Oooooo....this one looks fascinating! Pick me, random number generator!

ashley said...

I have my fingers crossed hoping I'll be the lucky winner!

The Raven said...

Sign me up! Sounds like fun.

Environmental Soul said...

Thanks for the oportunities to win so many awesome books.

Chelsey

Sara said...

This book sounds really interesting!

Q said...

I'll agree with everyone else in saying that it sounds like a great book.

Thanks again for all these opportunities crunchy.

Veiled Glory said...

Please include my name in the hat or bucket!

Anna

Amy in Tacoma said...

Please add my name!

Bill said...

Great idea, and thanks for your work, makes me think, which is good.

Rachel said...

always up for a good book.

K said...

What an interesting book that I would love to win and then reuse by passing it on to my friends.

StephCat said...

interesting!

Robb & Nancy said...

This book would be helpful in getting to a more realistic view of some of our "good" habits we are trying to cultivate (are we doing good with each action, or is it greenwashing?)

Katie @ makingthishome.com said...

I've been wishing for this book. Thanks, Crunchy!
Katie

krista said...

I've been wanting to read this one for several months. I'd love to win it. :D

Natalie A said...

Please add me to the giveaway list. This book sounds very interesting!

DiElla said...

I would love to win this book- Thanks

underbelly said...

sign me up.

Sparkless said...

Count me in too!

Renee Unplugged - said...

I'd love to read this book.

Holly said...

Ohhhhh, Sounds good. Include me in the draw for this good read!

Tessa said...

I too would like to win this book.

Sareen said...

Count me in!

Foo! said...

Sounds like a neat book!

Amy Estrada said...

Sounds awesome to me! =)

Olivia said...

I'd love a copy - in the teeny tiny place where I live, fiction occupies most of the shelves of the local bookstore and library!

Karine said...

I would love to read this book!

Yoga Witch said...

I'm in!

A Fancher said...

Thanks for the chance!

Ashley Fancher

motheralice said...

Sounds like a good one! I'm in! Thanks!

viclops said...

I'm an Eco-Sinner too. Please help me.
Thanks.

Johanna said...

I'd love to win this one too, heh...

-Johanna

Anonymous said...

Just finished up "No Impact Man" today-this would be a great follow-up!

Laura- who hasn't left comments like this before and will find a way to contact you if chosen

Allison said...

I am an environmental studies student and a mom and I am thrilled to see all the great book suggestions and blog links you have posted. Thanks.

Dawn said...

this would be an awesome book as well as the others. Thanks for offering these drawings

tortuga said...

Sounds great!

Scout said...

I would *love* to win this one :)

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