This essay is not a “book report” but rather a personal analysis, critique, or commentary on what the student learned and/or agreed/disagreed with. The student must review the book list and select a book. The student must not change their book selection. Grading will include grammar and spelling. Essays to be printed using:
*Arial 12 point
* double spaced,
* One complete page (maximum and minimum of 1 page).
*No title page is allowed.
*Citations are not required.
book list to choose from:
*The Salton Sea: An Account of Harriman’s fight with the Colorado River, George Kennan, 1917 (History of the formation of the Salton Sea)
*Cadillac Desert, Mark Reisner, 1984 (The plight of water supply in Southern California)
*The King of California: J. G. Boswell and the Making of a Secret American Empire, Max Arax and Rick Wartzman, 2004 (Development of irrigation in California’s Central Valley Tulare Lake)
* Silent Spring, Rachel Carson, 1962 (The environmental impact of pesticides) *Gaia: A New Look at Life on Earth, James Lovelock, 1979 (The relation between atmosphere and biosphere)
*The Revenge of Gaia: Why the Earth is Fighting Back, James Lovelock, 2006 (The Earth’s climate crisis)
*Earth in the Balance: Ecology and the Human Spirit, Al Gore, 1991 (Contemporary environmental awareness)
*An Inconvenient Truth: The Crisis of Global Warming, Al Gore, 2004 (Public awareness on global climate change)
*The Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey, Spencer Wells, 2002 (The history and development of early humankind)