What Has Nature Ever Done for Us?

What Has Nature Ever Done for Us? How Money Really Does Grow on Trees

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During recent years, environmental debate worldwide has been dominated by climate change, carbon emissions and eff orts to achieve low carbon economies. But a number of academic, technical, political, business and NGO initiatives indicate that there is a new wave of environmental attention focused on a wholly different set of subjects: namely that of natural capital, ecosystem services and biodiversity, or in other words, what Nature does for us. From recycling miracles in the soil to the abundant genetic codebook underpinning our food and pharmaceutical needs, Nature provides the ecosystem services that underlie our economies. This book is fi lled with immediately impactful stories of the challenges and grave problems that we face; as well as with tales that reveal the promise of more enlightened activity. Tony Juniper's book will change the way you think about life, the planet and the economy.

Book information

ISBN: 9780907791485
Publisher: Synergetic Press
Imprint: Synergetic Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 304.2
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xiii, 309 , 8 unnumbered of plates
Weight: 567g
Height: 216mm
Width: 140mm
Spine width: 28mm