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Jeff Goodell

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How to Cool the Planet CoverHow to Cool the Planet: Geoengineering and the Audacious Quest to Fix Earth's Climate

Winner of 2011 Grantham Prize Award of Special Merit.

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"In a genre dominated by doomsday scenarios, Goodell's treatment is refreshingly lighthearted—and his provocative account achieves a fine balance between the inventor's enthusiasm and the scientist's skepticism." —Publisher's Weekly

"This could be the most important book written about climate." —James Lovelock, author of Gaia and The Vanishing Face of Gaia

"How to Cool the Planet is thoughtful, informative, and darkly entertaining. It's the best treatment of this important (and scary) topic you can find." —Elizabeth Kolbert, author of Field Notes from a Catastrophe

"Goodell's book is a must-read...." —Joe Romm, Climate Progress

BusinessWeek gives How to Cool the Planet a four-stars.  4 stars

Read the Grist interview: "It's a bad idea for geoengineering to be the equivalent of the Pompeii sex room."

Q & A with Jeff Goodell on How to Cool the Planet

Big Coal CoverBig Coal:
The Dirty Secret Behind America's Energy Future

Excerpt from Chapter 2 of Big Coal: Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship and the Curse of the Coal    4.4MB PDF  |  webpage 

"A compelling indictment of one of the country's biggest, most powerful and most antiquated industries—well-written, timely, and powerful." —The New York Times

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Our Story CoverOur Story:
77 Hours that Tested Our Friendship and Our Faith

A New York Times bestseller

"A moving account of the near-tragedy from start to finish." —The Arizona Republic

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Sunnyvale: The Rise and Fall of a Silicon Valley Family

A New York Times Notable Book

"Goodell's story, despite, or maybe because of, its inexorability, is riveting." —Sam Lipsyte, The New York Times Book Review

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Cyberthief coverThe Cyberthief and the Samurai

"Goodell's propulsive narrative reads like a high-tech cousin of The Hot Zone yet presents a broad, balanced look at hacker culture" Dwight Garner, Details Magazine

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