Environmental Books: Check the Dates

Environmental Books: Check the Dates

Environmental books are a lot like meat that’s sitting in the refrigerator. You’re going to want to check the freshness date to make sure it’s still good. The world of environmentalism changes quickly and just as one study verifies one thing, another study contradicts it.

When you are on the lookout for an environmental book, you’re going to want the freshest on the market. You need to check the print date and what edition it is. If you know that a book has a second edition and the store only has the first, then you know not to buy it.

Beware of buying environmental books at garage sales and resale shops because they can be years and sometimes decades from being fresh on the market. How can that impact your thought processes? Books that don’t have the latest information can provide out of date facts, figures and information.

The environment is a volatile topic of discussion and you need to make your decisions based on the most current information. Without it, you could make an ill-informed decision and that can come back to haunt you.

The last thing you want to do is be in the middle of a heavy debate or conversation and quote in accurate information. It makes you look ill-informed and behind the times and it stops the debate in its tracks. No one will want to continue the debate because your information can’t be trusted.

When you want to get a book about a particular environmental subject, check the dates before you buy and then see if there is a new edition out with more up-to-date information.