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  • With Speed and Violenceby Fred Pearce

    Beacon Press 2007; US$ 15.00

    Nature is fragile, environmentalists often tell us. But the lesson of this book is that it is not so. The truth is far more worrying. Nature is strong and packs a serious counterpunch . . . Global warming will very probably unleash unstoppable planetary forces. And they will not be gradual. The history of our planet's climate shows that it does not... more...

  • Confessions of an Eco-Sinnerby Fred Pearce

    Beacon Press 2008; US$ 16.00

    A 2008 Indie Next Pick  In  Confessions of an Eco-Sinner , Fred Pearce surveys his home and then sets out to track down the people behind the production and distribution of everything in his daily life, from his socks to his computer to the food in his fridge. It?s a fascinating portrait, by turns sobering and hopeful, of the effects the world?s more... more...

  • Deep Jungleby Fred Pearce

    Transworld 2010; US$ 13.55

    DEEP JUNGLE is an exploration of the most alien and feared habitat on Earth. Starting with man's earliest recorded adventures, Fred Pearce journeys high into the canopy - home to two-thirds of all the creatures on our planet, many of whom never come down to earth. During his travels he encounters all manner of fantastic flora and fauna, including... more...

  • The Coming Population Crashby Fred Pearce

    Beacon Press 2010; US$ 26.95

    A leading environmental writer looks at the unexpected effects?and possible benefits?of a shrinking, graying population   Over the last century, the world?s population quadrupled and fears of overpopulation flared, with baby booms blamed for genocide and terrorism, and overpopulation singled out as the primary factor driving global warming. Yet,... more...

  • The Land Grabbersby Fred Pearce

    Beacon Press 2012; US$ 27.95

    How Wall Street, Chinese billionaires, oil sheiks, and agribusiness are buying up huge tracts of land in a hungry, crowded world. An unprecedented land grab is taking place around the world. Fearing future food shortages or eager to profit from them, the world?s wealthiest and most acquisitive countries, corporations, and individuals have been... more...

  • When The Rivers Run Dryby Fred Pearce

    Transworld 2012; US$ 13.55

    The world is running out of water. Even in the UK our reservoirs empty and there are drought warnings and hose pipe bans each year. Some of world's largest rivers now trickle into sand miles from the ocean, exhausted by human need. Water is 'the new oil' - except we can live without oil; there are no alternatives to fresh water. From Kent... more...

  • The New Wildby Fred Pearce

    Beacon Press 2015; US$ 26.95

    A provocative exploration of the ?new ecology? and why most of what we think we know about alien species is wrong   For a long time veteran environmental journalist Fred Pearce thought in stark terms about invasive species: they were the evil interlopers spoiling pristine ?natural? ecosystems. Most conservationists and environmentalists share this... more...

  • The Landgrabbersby Fred Pearce

    Transworld 2012; US$ 13.55

    What do City speculators, Gulf oil sheikhs, Chinese entrepreneurs, big-name financiers like George Soros and industry titans like Richard Branson buy when they go shopping? Land. Parcels the size of Wales are being snapped up across the plains of Africa, the paddy fields of Southeast Asia, the jungles of the Amazon and the prairies of Eastern Europe.... more...

  • Confessions of an Eco Sinnerby Fred Pearce

    Transworld 2008; US$ 12.19

    The road to hell is paved with good intentions. Ever wondered if declaring support for fair-trade and then chucking Kenyan beans from your shopping trolley to reduce food miles really added up? Or whether the women in Bangladeshi sweatshops really want you to stop buying the clothes from their sewing machines? Or how the system works when you dump... more...

  • The Last Generationby Fred Pearce

    Transworld 2010; US$ 12.19

    Climate change is not a matter of gradually increasing temperatures. New scientific findings about how our planet works show that it does not do gradual change. Under pressure, it lurches into another mode of operation. Man-made global warming is on the verge of unleashing unstoppable planetary forces. Biological and geological monsters are being... more...