Books David Kirby Books by David Kirby David Kirby has written books about: Poetry Nonfiction Science & Health Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about David Kirby Book Reviews Toxic 'Factory': Industrial Meat And The Environment March 19, 2010 David Kirby's book Animal Factory tells the story of three people whose lives have been adversely affected by the growth of factory farms. Part investigative report, part thriller, this book explores the environmental and health impact of raising animals in confinement. Books Under the Radar: Books Not to Miss May 8, 2007 Plenty of books find a few devoted readers but leave the rest of us unaware that they were even there. Librarian Nancy Pearl reviews some of these "under the radar" books, including fiction, short stories and poetry. Under the Radar: Books Not to Miss Listen Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/9255546/10046997" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript 'The Search for Baby Combover' May 7, 2007 The Search for Baby Combover reprinted by permission of the Louisiana State University Press, copyright 2007.