What Has Nature Ever Done For Us?

What Has Nature Ever Done For Us?

Author: Tony Juniper

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 9781847659422

Category: Science

Page: 256

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From Indian vultures to Chinese bees, Nature provides the 'natural services' that keep the economy going. From the recycling miracles in the soil; an army of predators ridding us of unwanted pests; an abundance of life creating a genetic codebook that underpins our food, pharmaceutical industries and much more, it has been estimated that these and other services are each year worth about double global GDP. Yet we take most of Nature's services for granted, imagining them free and limitless ... until they suddenly switch off. This is a book full of immediate, impactful stories, containing both warnings (such as in the tale of India's vultures, killed off by drugs given to cattle, leading to an epidemic of rabies) but also the positive (how birds protect fruit harvests, coral reefs protect coasts from storms and how the rainforests absorb billions of tonnes of carbon released from cars and power stations). Tony Juniper's book will change whole way you think about life, the planet and the economy
What Has Nature Ever Done For Us?
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Tony Juniper
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-01-10 - Publisher: Profile Books

From Indian vultures to Chinese bees, Nature provides the 'natural services' that keep the economy going. From the recycling miracles in the soil; an army of predators ridding us of unwanted pests; an abundance of life creating a genetic codebook that underpins our food, pharmaceutical industries and much more, it
What Nature Does For Britain
Language: en
Pages: 396
Authors: Tony Juniper
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-02-12 - Publisher: Profile Books

From the peat bogs and woodlands that help to secure our water supply, to the bees and soils that produce most of the food we eat, Britain is rich in 'natural capital'. Yet we take supplies of clean water and secure food for granted, rarely considering the free work nature
Rainforest
Language: en
Pages: 456
Authors: Tony Juniper
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-09-19 - Publisher:

Rainforests have long been recognized as hotspots of biodiversity--but they are crucial for our planet in other surprising ways. Not only do these fascinating ecosystems thrive in rainy regions, they create rain themselves, and this moisture is spread around the globe. Rainforests across the world have a powerful and concrete
Alienation and Nature in Environmental Philosophy
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Simon Hailwood
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-08-21 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Many environmental scientists, scholars and activists characterise our situation as one of alienation from nature, but this notion can easily seem meaningless or irrational. In this book, Simon Hailwood critically analyses the idea of alienation from nature and argues that it can be a useful notion when understood pluralistically. He
Nature's Best Hope
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Douglas W. Tallamy
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-02-04 - Publisher: Timber Press

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Douglas W. Tallamy’s first book, Bringing Nature Home, awakened thousands of readers to an urgent situation: wildlife populations are in decline because the native plants they depend on are fast disappearing. His solution? Plant more natives. In this new book, Tallamy takes the next step