Friday, February 15, 2013

Better Together

Sometimes movies and books go together. A lot of the time, movies are based on book, as proven by this post. From the bevy of 'if you liked this book, you'll like...." suggestions on Amazon, goodreads, and even on the booklists at the Library, we can be sure that after finishing a book or movie, people are often left with an appetite for more. Better Together is the Park Central branch's series that pairs a movie and book from our catalog to enrich your viewing experience, expand upon your curiosity, and just plain give you more.

Food, Inc. has been around since 2008, and is only one of many food documentaries available now. Forks Over Knives has it's own books, including cookbooks. Eric Schlosser, the author of Fast Food Nation, is featured in Food, Inc. which focuses on the large companies that control the world's food. The documentary's tagline is "You'll never look at dinner the same way again." Michael Pollan is also featured, author of In Defense of Food: an eater's manifesto. Some of the advice handed down in Pollan's book is "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." Seems simple enough, but it's refreshing to read a well-informed, approachable book about today's food issues. Pollan has authored two more books on food that are available in the Library's catalog, The Omnivore's Dilemma: a natural history of four meals and Food Rules: an eater's manual.

Planet Earth was the most expensive nature documentary BBC produced. It focused on the diversity of life and habitats to be found on the Earth. See desserts, mountains, oceans and plains. We've already featured Serengeti Spy here on the blog, but there's a whole wide world of visually striking photography books focusing on the fantastic and awe-inspiring images of the world. Check out More Than Human by Tim Flach, or Visions of Paradise or even Among Giants: a life with whales.

No comments:

Post a Comment