Kirkus Reviews, a highly respected book reviewing source (used by libraries and bookstores) awards a “Kirkus Star” to books of exceptional merit. In the Business & Economics category, these books are the most recent to receive the Kirkus Star:

The Devouring Dragon: How China’s Rise Threaten’s Our Natural World, by Craig Simons – “A step by step grasping of the enormity of an impending biodiversity crisis.”

Overbooked: The Exploding Business Of Travel and Tourism, by Elizabeth Becker – “An in-depth and compelling disclosure of the changes needed to protect the world’s travel sites while maintaining a good profit margin.”

The Battle Of Bretton Woods: John Maynard Keynes, Harry Dexter White, and the Making Of a New World Order, by Benn Steil – “A vivid, highly informed portrayal of the personalities, politics and policies dominating the most important international gathering since the Paris Peace Conference of 1919.”

Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread From the Data, by Charles Wheelan – “A delightful, informative guide to an often-intimidating subject.”