Cullen combines climatology with sociology to present a glimpse into the future for seven areas sure to be impacted by the all-but-inevitable climate change in The Weather of the Future. Using compelling data we see how varied and extreme the results of climate change will be in different areas—Bangladesh flooded, California's agricultural industries in ruin, a melted Greenland transformed into a cornucopia of minerals ripe for the picking, and New York City battered by hurricanes. But Cullen's book is more than just 300 pages of doom-and-gloom, she also offers optimistic views of what certain communities—like the Inuit in the Arctic circle and New York's Climate Change Adaptation Task Force—have done to prepare for an intimidating future. Highly recommended for anyone who wants to connect apocalyptic headlines about melting ice to the weather patterns we might see just outside our front doors. - Jennie
One of the perks of working in a bookstore is the privilege of reading books long before they're published. Because of this, our staff has read advance copies of books that went on to become mega-bestsellers — titles like Twilight, The Fault in Our Stars, The Hunger Games and many others — all before they reached the general public's radar.
Interested in reading books before they're published? If you're between the ages of 12 and 17, consider joining B.I.T. (Before It's Trendy). You'll get access to advance reading copies, and in return write brief recommendations for books you love. If your recommendation is published, not only will it be placed in our teen section and around the bookstore, but you'll also receive Changing Hands trade credit!
So what's the catch? We have a limited number of books, and therefore a limited number of spots. Stop by Changing Hands to pick up an application today. (Applications must include a 100-word review of your favorite book.)