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- Crown/Archetype 2006; US$ 15.95
There are redwoods in California that were ancient by the time Columbus first landed, and pines still alive that germinated around the time humans invented writing. There are Douglas firs as tall as skyscrapers, and a banyan tree in Calcutta as big as a football field. From the tallest to the smallest, trees inspire wonder in all of us, and in The... more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2009; US$ 17.00
? How are birds so good at flying and navigating? ? Why are birds so like mammals? and yet so very different? ? Did birds descend from dinosaurs, and if so, does that mean birds are dinosaurs? ? How do they court each other and fend off rivals? ? What' s being communicated in birdsong? ? Can we ever know how birds think? In this fascinating exploration... more...
- Random House 2011; US$ 18.32
Today we are developing a science that could change the world - for good or ill - more quickly and more profoundly than ever before. The science of genetics promises - or threatens - nothing less than the creation of life. Colin Tudge leads the reader gently through the deepest intricacies of genetics. He traces its history. He explores its awesome... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2004; US$ 17.58
A work that focuses on the relentless drive for maximum food production at rock-bottom cost. As health scares spiral, rural workers are driven off the land and poor nations are forced to export their goods in a cut-throat marketplace. Colin Trudge proposes an alternative, looking at the global food industry and showing how - without resorting to GM... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 20.78
'Everyone interested in the natural world will enjoy The Secret Life of Trees. I found myself reading out whole chunks to friends' The Times, Books of the Year What is a tree? As this celebration of the trees shows, they are our countryside; our ancestors descended from them; they gave us air to breathe. Yet while the stories of trees are as plentiful... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 23.98
All animals are equal - but some, as George Orwell said, are more equal than others, and birds, most people would surely agree, are in the very first rank. They can do almost everything that mammals can do - and more. By mastering flight, they have a way of living that encompasses the whole world. In The Secret Life of Birds, Colin Tudge explores... more...
- Floris Books 2013; US$ 14.57
The modern world is dominated by ideas that are threatening to kill us: that life is one long battle from conception to grave; that all creatures, including human beings, are driven by their selfish DNA; that the universe is just stuff, for us to use at will. These ideas are seen as emerging from science and hard-nosed philosophy, and become self-fulfilling.... more...
- UIT Cambridge Ltd. 2016; US$ 21.86
Colin Tudge coined the expression ?Enlightened Agriculture? to describe agriculture that is ?expressly designed to provide everyone, everywhere, with food of the highest standard, nutritionally and gastronomically, without wrecking the rest of the world?. In Six Steps Back to the Land, he explains how we can achieve that, and have truly sustainable,... more...