From Indian vultures to Chinese bees, Nature provides the ‘natural services’ that keep the economy going. It has been estimated that these services, each year, are worth about double the global GDP. Yet we take most of Nature’s services for granted, imagining them to be free and limitless.
This is a book full of impactful stories, containing both warnings – such as in the tale of 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 the way you think about life, the planet and the economy.
- Paperback: 336 pages
- Publisher: Profile Books (10 Jan 2013)
- Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 13 x 2.2 cm