Each year, the landscape is becoming richer, wilder and better able to withstand the shocks of a changing climate.
But in the contested landscape of the Lake District, change is not always welcomed, and success relies on finding a balance between rewilding and respecting cherished farming traditions.
From the bestselling author of the Ibis trilogy and The Great Derangement, The Nutmeg's Curse is an enthralling, panoramic history of the influence of colonialism on the world today, told through the surprising story of the nutmeg.
Ten years on from first publication, a new edition of this invaluable and entertaining guide that shows just what effect everything has on carbon emissions, from a Google search to a plastic bag, from a flight to a volcano.
The current model of economic expansion driven by fossil fuels is unsustainable, leading many to toy with the idea of ditching growth to save the planet. But, as Alessio Terzi argues, a post-growth world would be prone to catastrophes no less serious than climate change itself. Luckily, with the right policies, growth can be made earth-friendly.
THE SUNDAY TIMES' SCIENCE AND ENVIRONMENT BOOK OF THE YEAR 2021
SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE 2021
SHORTLISTED FOR THE WAINWRIGHT CONSERVATION AWARD 2021
SHORTLISTED FOR THE BRITISH ACADEMY BOOK PRIZE 2021
LONGLISTED FOR THE HIGHLAND BOOK PRIZE 2021
Hurricane Lizards and Plastic Squid is the first major book by a biologist to focus on the fascinating story of how the natural world is adjusting, adapting, and sometimes measurably evolving in response to climate change. Lyrical and thought-provoking, this book broadens the climate focus from humans to the wider lattice of life.
Net zero emissions is only the beginning. In a balanced assessment of potential climate interventions, Smith explains the need for carbon dioxide removal and even solar radiation management to preserve our societies and ecosystems. Based on the author's groundbreaking course at Yale, this book is academically rigorous, passionate and accessible.
What secret power is hiding within you?
There is an untamed wildness within each of us. Wild Once is the extraordinary and inspiring memoir of a life lived magically, of adventures into the unknown and of finding spiritual nourishment through reconnection with the natural world.
Country folk know that planning their work in harmony with the rhythms of the moon produces better crops. This guide computes everything you need to know about the daily influence of the moon and the planets, creating an essential gardening timetable for the year ahead. It is also a fine means of self-discipline for keen gardeners.
Almost everyone agrees on the need to transition the global economy to net zero. But how do we do it? And how do we do it faster? This book provides answers - and ones that don't involve punishing lifestyle changes, the end of capitalism, or a much higher tax bill.