Page Turners Book Club

Welcome to the “Population Connection Page Turners” book club! Meetings to discuss books or long-form publications relevant to population issues will be held periodically throughout the year. Joining Population Connection Page Turners offers an opportunity to expand your knowledge and network with other Population Connection members and with Population Connection staff.

Although we encourage you to find these books at your local library or local, independent book store, they are also available to purchase on Amazon. Please consider using AmazonSmile when you shop—a small percentage of your purchase price will be donated to us, at no cost to you! To do so, please click this link first, to designate Population Connection as your charity of choice. Thank you for your support!

Please reach out to engage@popconnect.org if you have any questions about the club or how to participate. We hope you’ll be able to join us!

Upcoming Meeting

The Book of Hope: A Survival Guide for Trying Times

By Jane Goodall and Douglas Abrams

In a world that seems so troubled, how do we hold on to hope?

Looking at the headlines—a global pandemic, the worsening climate crisis, political upheaval—it can be hard to feel optimistic. And yet hope has never been more desperately needed.

In this urgent book, Jane Goodall, the world’s most famous living naturalist and Doug Abrams, internationally-bestselling author, explore—through intimate and thought-provoking dialogue—one of the most sought after and least understood elements of human nature: hope. In The Book of Hope, Jane focuses on her “Four Reasons for Hope”: The Amazing Human Intellect, The Resilience of Nature, The Power of Young People, and The Indomitable Human Spirit.

Told through stories from a remarkable career and fascinating research, The Book of Hope touches on vital questions including: How do we stay hopeful when everything seems hopeless? How do we cultivate hope in our children? Filled with engaging dialogue and pictures from Jane’s storied career, The Book of Hope is a deeply personal conversation with one of the most beloved figures in today’s world.
Summary Text from Celadon Books

Date: Thursday, January 27th 
Time: 4PM ET/1pm PT

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Past Meetings

The New Climate War

By Michael E. Mann

 

 

 

 

 

The Human Tide: How Population Shaped the Modern World

By Paul Morland

 

 

 

 

 

Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth?

By Alan Weisman

 

 

 

 

 

Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future

By Elizabeth Kolbert

 

 

 

 

 

 

One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger

By Matthew Yglesias