How has the climate changed in the past?
How is it changing now?
How do we know?
And what kind of a future do we want to create?
ARE YOU READY TO CHANGE THE WORLD?
365 WAYS TO SAVE THE PLANET is a full year’s worth of daily wisdom, carefully selected to inspire you to take the urgent action our very existence desperately needs.
You’ll find actions and challenges, surprising facts about the climate crisis, templates for writing to political representatives, scientific explanations of important concepts, popular misconceptions about sustainability, and much more.
365 WAYS TO SAVE THE PLANET goes way beyond predictable sustainability advice about how to recycle. Here you’ll discover the small stuff you can do every day to change the world. Because when you get the little things right, the big things follow.
This latest book in the bestselling ’50 Ideas’ series is a wonderfully accessible overview of the only place we know of in the universe that is capable of sustaining life. Expert popular science writer Martin Redfern covers all the natural processes of the Earth: climate, ocean currents, air currents, the elements, plate tectonics, fossils, the evolution of life, volcanology, sea levels and the ultimate fate of the Earth.
The 50 Ideas featured include: Geological formation; Rock layers; Formation of the atmosphere; Plate tectonics; Continental rifts; Volcanology; Simple life; Multi-cellular life; Snowball Earth; Gondwana and Pangea; Sexual selection; Complex life; The Cambrian revolution; The dinosaurs; Avalonia; The sauropod puzzle; End of the Mesozoic; The Cenozoic recovery; The Great Warming; The ‘Great Flood’; The Holocene; Biodiversity and The fate of the Earth.
We are becoming increasingly aware and engaged in environmental issues, but it’s not always clear what the solutions are and how we can do our bit. We are ready and willing to make changes to our lifestyles, but often the advice about which are the best ones to make can be confusing.
In this friendly guide you are shown how you can make changes in a positive and practical manner, and with some suggestions easier than others, there’s a multitude of ways in which you can live more sustainably. Siân looks at the choices we can all make, helping you to reduce your carbon footprint and the impact of your lifestyle on the planet and change the world without changing your life.
The 50 ways are divided into Plastics, Energy, Cooking and Eating, Travel, In the Garden and Action, and include a range of options, such as buying plastic-free beauty products, upcycling your furniture, cutting down on meat and having greener celebrations.
As climate change begins to take a serious toll on the planet–with much more damage yet to come–a solution to our warming problems is hiding in plain sight. We need to commit to de-carbonizing our economy, and do so immediately, but so far we have lacked the courage to really try.
Our fears of nuclear energy have grown irrationally large, even as our fears of climate change are irrationally small.
In this clear-sighted and compelling book, Joshua Goldstein and Steffan Qvist come bearing good news: a real solution, one that is fast, cheap, and provably works. Based on Sweden’s success cutting their carbon emissions in half, Goldstein and Qvist argue for a policy that combines nuclear and renewable energy sources. From 1970-1990, Sweden replaced coal power plants with nuclear ones, and slowly integrated renewable energy alongside it. During that same time period, the country generated more electricity than ever and its economy grew by 50 percent. They have had no nuclear accidents, nor has any of their uranium been stolen by terrorists.
Separating facts from doomsday scenarios, Goldstein and Qvist force a real and meaningful dialogue about what the best energy policy is, and the dangers of remaining on our present path. And they offer an answer that really could work–if only we’d give it a try.
This latest volume in Black Dog’s bestselling, award-winning series for kids explores the countries, terrains, and cultures of our fascinating planet Readers ages 9 to 12 will travel around the globe, from Greenland to Tasmania, learning the locations and characteristics of continents, countries, and states and provinces in this lively introduction to our world. Starting with the basics?hemispheres, latitude and longitude, continental drift, map notation, landforms, population density, and more?the book gives kids a solid foundation to begin exploring world geography. Each section profiles a different continent, including climates and biomes (tundra, grasslands, etc.), mountain ranges and bodies of water, people and cultures, governments and industries, wildlife, and much more. And sidebars throughout offer biographies of explorers, fun facts, and projects kids can do with parents or on their own. The book also includes a pop-up paper globe and reusable stickers.With 150 charming, original watercolor illustrations, A Child’s Introduction to the World is an entertaining and comprehensive overview of our fascinating planet.
Explore the water, land, and air around us with this entertaining and informative look at our magnificent planet while learning about climate crusaders like Greta Thurnberg and how experiments, activities, and everyday actions can help save the environment.
This book looks at the wide variety of ecosystems and environmental regions of the Earth, from deserts and forests, to cities and farms, to oceans and ice caps, as well as the atmosphere, weather, energy sources, plants, and animals of each area. Michael Driscoll and professor of meteorology Dennis Driscoll explain the changes to our planet that are currently taking place, including rising temperatures and sea levels, and the effects they can have on our environment. They also profile young environmental activists like Greta Thunberg and Isra Hirsi, and highlight important, everyday actions such as water conversion and recycling that kids can do on their own or with their parents. Also included are fun projects and experiments to do at home like brewing sun tea, creating lightning, and making a smog detector.
Packed with facts, experiments, and a removable poster, this comprehensive guide will inspire kids and their families to think about our planet in new ways and help keep it beautiful and healthy for years to come.
This book is a comprehensive gamekeeping manual for those enthusiastic amateurs who spend their spare time running a small DIY syndicate shoot, and for those who are professionally employed on a full-time basis. It shows the reader how to perform all the tasks required of the modern gamekeeper, including how to rear and release game and advises on many aspects of habitat improvement and conservation. It also covers important and sometimes controversial issues, such as public access on private land, the need for predator and pest control, and many other aspects which need to be considered by keepers, be they part-time or professional. You’ll discover important information about: – The gamekeeper’s calendar – Rearing and releasing methods – Safe and sensible use of veterinary medicines – Legislation and the law – Health & safety requirements – How to become a qualified keeper and the training needed. Bang up to date, this book also incorporates fascinating and interesting snippets and pictures from the past in order to show how this most traditional of countryside occupations has evolved. ‘Jeremy Hobson does much in this book to apprise us all of the modern approach to keepering, from raising birds and habitat management to choosing coats and boots and training dogs. It is all here, and a fascinating read it is – both for those in the know and those who are curious to learn all about it.’ Alan Titchmarsh, patron of the National Gamekeeper’s Organisation
‘Wise, challenging and offering some unexpected laughter in the dark, this is a rational and insightful account of the sixth great extinction event. Peter Marren is a brilliant writer and a national treasure.’ PATRICK BARKHAM
‘Thoughtful, fascinating and very timely.’ STEPHEN MOSS
‘Important and thought-provoking.’ CAROLINE LUCAS, GREEN PARTY MP
‘Essential reading. Marren makes a page-turner out of Armageddon.’ SIMON BARNES
‘In his characteristic style Peter Marren has humanised the story of wildlife losses with humour and wit but also with his enormous knowledge and deep love for the living world.’ MARK COCKER
We are in the midst of an extinction event: the sixth mass extinction on earth and one entirely caused by mankind. All species become extinct sooner or later, but we have accelerated that natural process several hundredfold and now, it is happening right in front of our eyes.
Extinction has a terrifying finality to it. And many species have already been lost to us forever; there is little we can do about that.
What we can do, however, is reflect, remember, and ultimately acknowledge the unvarnished truth. We must see the natural world as it is, and not as we might want it to be. Our trajectory is one that has benefited one species alone – humankind. For all other beings, from mammals to fish, from birds to insects and coral, from plants to lichens and fungi, the future, for better or worse, is in our hands.
Wind: you feel it every day, but you never think about its place shaping history. Scientist and bestselling nature writer Bill Streever goes to any extreme to explore wind–the winds that built empires, the storms that wreck them. Narrating from a 50-year-old sailboat, Streever travels from Texas to Guatamala leading readers through the world’s first forecasts, Chaos Theory, and a future affected by changing weather. Along the way, he shares stories of wind-riding spiders, wind-sculpted landscapes, wind-generated power, wind-tossed airplanes, storms, early maps, WWII and the Wright Brothers, dunes and the Dust Bowl, shipwrecks, windmills and wars, drawing from history, business, science, and travel.
AND SOON I HEARD A ROARING WIND is an effortless personal narrative featuring the keen observations, scientific rigor, and whimsy that readers love.
‘Like Sir David Attenborough, he has the rare ability to be an excellent communicator and has written an engaging book sprinkled with mind-blowing facts about the deep oceans’ – Daily Express
‘A new informed perspective on the wide, watery world we inhabit’ – Coast magazine ‘Book of the month’
‘The gripping story of how ocean science has advanced in recent years is captivatingly told by Jon Copley in this introduction to the deep ocean’ – China Dialogue
‘Deftly conjures the wonders of a bathynaut’s world’ – Nature
It is often said that we know more about space than we do our own oceans, but is that really the case? Or do we in fact know a great deal more about the oceans than many people realise.
The wellbeing of our oceans and the life contained within and around them has never been more important. But to truly understand the vital role they play, we need to first understand how the oceans work, how we explore them and learn about the mysteries they hold, and what our effect is on them.
Between these pages is everything you need to know about our oceans, explained in 25 questions.
Combining untold history of ocean exploration and personal account of what it’s like to be a ‘bathynaut’ diving in a mini-submarine, Ask an Ocean Explorer brings to light weird and wonderful deep-sea creatures and how the oceans and their future is connected to our everyday lives.
Reset, reflect, create. That’s the motto at the Joshua Tree House — an irresistibly bohemian bed-and-breakfast in the storied hi-desert of southern California. Guided by nature and the cycles of the sun, the Joshua Tree House offers an intentional, mindful way of living that combines the very best of the wellness movement and modern design to celebrate the singular beauty of the desert.
At Home in Joshua Tree offers a peak inside this world, with Joshua Tree House founders Sara and Rich Combs bringing readers into their warm, inviting world through mindful practices that enhance the everyday. They begin by introducing life in the hi-desert, as well as their design principles, before moving through a day in the desert (sunrise, morning, mid-day, dusk, nightfall, etc.), with each chapter highlighting designs, recipes, wellness practices, and entertaining rituals that elevate and honor the ordinary moments associated with that time. Interviews with other designers, artists, and makers who are inspired by the desert, including those whose designs are featured throughout the Joshua Tree House, are featured throughout, alongside gorgeous full-bleed photographs and a complete sourcing guide.