The Translator -
By: Daoud Hari

The Translator is a suspenseful, harrowing, and deeply moving memoir of how one person has made a difference in the world–an on-the-ground account of one of the biggest stories of our time. Using his high school knowledge of languages as his weapon—while others around him were taking up arms—Daoud Hari has helped inform the world about Darfur.

The Buddha from Babylon - The Lost History and Cosmic Vision of Siddhartha Gautama By: Harvey Kraft

Siddhartha Gautama may have been the leader of Babylon's Magi, an interfaith order that assumed governance of the region. Simultaneously the Magi Order was purged as Siddhartha, prince of the Saka nation headed back east to the Indus. Could this event have inspired the creation of Buddhism as a pacifist movement dedicated to the pursuit of self-transformation, goodwill, and universal compassion?

The Future of Architecture in 100 Buildings- (TED Books)
By: Marc Kushner

The founder of Architizer.com and practicing architect draws on his unique position at the crossroads of architecture and social media to buildings that embody the future of architecture, where we expect our buildings to deliver far more than just shelter. We want buildings that inspire us while helping the environment; buildings that delight our senses while serving the needs of a community; buildings made possible both by new technology and repurposed materials.

The Third Plate - Field Notes on the Future of Food By: Dan Barber

At the heart of today’s optimistic farm-to-table food culture is a dark secret: the local food movement has failed to change how we eat, but Chef Barber reveals that even the most enlightened eating of today is ultimately detrimental to the environment and to individual health. Based on ten years of surveying farming communities around the world, it offers a radical new way of thinking about food.

The First Green Wave - Pollution Probe and the Origins of Environmental Activism in Ontario
By: Ryan O’Connor

Pollution Probe, an organization founded in 1969 by students and faculty at the University of Toronto. In its first year they confronted Toronto's City Hall over pesticides, Ontario Hydro over air pollution, and the detergent industry over pollution of the Great Lakes. The success of these actions inspired the founding of other environmental organizations across Canada

Eradicating Ecocide - Exposing the Corporate and Political Practices Destroying the Planet and Proposing the Laws Needed to Eradicate Ecocide
by: Polly Higgins

Providing a comprehensive legal overview of the past 200 years, this enlightening account exposes the laws and inadequate voluntary global governance that have triggered an eco-colonization—or ecocide—of the planet.