Inspirational Summer Reads from Maximpacts Newsstand

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CleanTech Nation From Ron Pernick and Clint Wilder, the authors of Clean Tech Revolution, comes the next definitive book on the clean tech industry. Clean Tech Nation shines a light on the leaders at the forefront of a growing movement. USA Today called Pernick and Wilder’s groundbreaking first book, “one of the few instances in this genre that shows the green movement not in heart string terms but as economically profitable.” Clean Tech Nation expands on their original idea to provide concrete analysis on the efforts of the U.S. and other countries in this area, and provides a clear way forward for the U.S. so that it can lead the pack as it competes with the rest of the world.

Green Deen: What Islam Teaches About Protecting the Planet Islam calls believers to praise the Creator, take care of each other, and take care of the planet. But the deep and long-standing convergences between Muslim beliefs and environmentalism aren’t widely known by other religions, in secular society, or even among many Muslims. In this groundbreaking book, author and Muslim community organizer Ibrahim Abdul-Matin brings us the first book to show how strongly the tenants of Islam support and promote environmentalism. With dozens of examples of what Muslims can do; and are already doing; to promote ecologically sound practices in their communities, Green Deen draws on scripture, research, and viewpoints of Muslim scholars and community leaders to trace Islam’s historical and contemporary preoccupation with humankind’s collective role as stewards of the Earth.

The Future Makers Searching for sense and meaning in your work? Want to be successful but expect fulfillment, not just a salary? In this inspirational new book, impact thought-leaders Wolfgang Hafenmayer, managing partner of LGT Philanthropy, and Joanna Hafenmayer Stefanska, managing director of MyImpact, offer 23 encouraging responses to those questions. From an American financial market specialist to a group of tree planters in Africa; from Japanese environmental experts to dancers in Argentina, The Future Makers tells the stories of people who are making the world a better, more beautiful and livable place for current and coming generations. The book is also a practical toolkit with guidance on how you can too can become a future maker, forging a satisfying career that has a positive impact on the world.

Biomimicry:Innovation Inspired by Nature If you haven’t read this groundbreaking book by the person responsible for bringing biomimicry into the public sphere, you’ve missed out. Biomimic scientists are revolutionizing how we invent, compute, heal ourselves, harness energy, repair the environment, and feed the world: biomimicry is driving green and sustainable innovation. Biologist, science writer and founder of the influential Biomimicry3.8, Janine Benyus names and explains this phenomenon. She takes us into the lab and out in the field with cutting-edge researchers as they stir vats of proteins to unleash their computing power; analyxe how electrons zipping around a leaf cell convert sunlight into fuel in trillionths of a second; discover miracle drugs by watching what chimps eat when they’re sick; study the hardy prairie as a model for low-maintenance agriculture; and more. Eye-opening.

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