"Green Living for Dummies," by Yvonne Jeffery, Liz Barclay and Michael Grosvenor (Wiley, $19.99, 384 pp.)

"Green Living for Dummies," by Yvonne Jeffery, Liz Barclay and Michael Grosvenor (Wiley, $19.99, 384 pp.)

This very broad book takes on the issues of raising environmentally aware kids, investing in green stocks, the local-food movement, home improvements and the three R's of recycling, restoring and reusing. As is typical of this series, the ideas are quick bites, none too specific, but a decent introduction to several topics.