So read Part 1 (through Chapter 2), and then check back on Monday, August 3 to see what Fred's got up his sleeve. Then, our moderators Hanah and Tosh'll guide you the rest of the way with daily questions and discussion topics. We want to hear what you have to say, so comment on the discussion questions - daily, weekly, whenever you have time - and see what other BC members are saying. And, if you have any specific questions you want to ask Fred about the book, post them as a comment on our BC blog and he'll do his best to answer a few of them. Happy reading...
Synopsis: You bought your jeans at a local boutique, sure - but where do they really come from? Curious journalist Fred Pearce tracks the origins of his purchases (his coffee, his computer, his socks…) and learns about the impacts of buying stuff, first-hand, from the people who are most affected by it.
About the author: Considered one of Britain's best science writers, Fred Pearce is a former news editor at New Scientist who's currently serving as its environment and development consultant. He won the British Environment and Media Award for Environment Journalist of the Year in 2001, and was nominated for it three more times. He's written for Audubon, Popular Science, Time, the Boston Globe, and Natural History, and has written five other books, including The Last Generation, When the Rivers Run Dry, and Deep Jungle.
Reading Selection Week 1:(August 3-9) Parts 1 & 2, Ch. 1 through Ch. 9; 81 pages.