April 2019: Book selection by Librairie Bertrand

April 18, 2019

Every month, the Librairie Bertrand is offering you their special selection of books! This April, Claire Martinez was inspired by Earth Day and she is suggesting a few books related to the ecological and Zero Waste themes. We liked the pro-active approach offered in this books and the fact that they are not trying to shame us!


Demain le Québec : des initiatives inspirantes pour un Québec plus vert et plus juste
Editions La Presse, 28,95$
This book inspired by Cyril Dion’s documentary gives us a glimpse of the numerous initiatives happening in Quebec right now for more environmental, technological and social changes. People who fight for the environment have created innovative projects in various fields like transportation, energy, agriculture, food, finances and more. In the face of the usual defeatism and the apocalyptic scenarios scientists predicted, this inspiring book gives us hope and makes us want to join the movement!






Ecoute les arbres parler / Peter Wohlleben
Michel Lafon, 24,95$ – Documentary book for 5-10 years old
Peter Wohlleben, a faithful defender of the environment has been a forest guard in Germany for more than 20 years and his book “The Secret Life of trees” was a real bestseller. In this book, the author invites children (and adults!) to follow his adventures in the woods. Beautifully illustrated and well-explained, you will learn all sort of things about trees and the occupants of the forest in a fun way. A real breath of fresh air!






Là où croit le péril…croît aussi ce qui sauve / Hubert Reeves
Points, 14,95$
Hubert Reeves is an astrophysicist who teaches cosmology in Montreal and Paris. In this book that combines ecology, astronomy, biology and History, the author explains without restrain how to reconcile the beautiful history of our Universe with the less beautiful story of Humanity. Without trying to conceal the gravity of the ecological crisis, he takes a notice of the signs that can make us hopeful for a greener future.

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