In twenty short books, Penguin brings you the classics of the environmental movement.
Taking us on an extraordinary journey into the past and around the globe, from coral reefs to the North Pole, deserts to rainforests, Tim Flannery's A Warning from the Golden Toad tells the story of the earth's climate, and how we have changed it.
Over the past 75 years, a new canon has emerged. As life on Earth has become irrevocably altered by humans, visionary thinkers around the world have raised their v
Accompanying a major 5-part BBC series presented by David Attenborough and produced by the team behind Planet Earth and Blue Planet, Perfect Planet is an exploration of the unique conditions that make life on earth possible, and how our wildlife is perfectly adapted to its environment. There is no place like home. The conditions of Earth are not just good for life, they are perfect. Everything about our planet - its size, its distance from the Sun, its spin and tilt, its moon - is perfectly su
Three provinces in South Africa have been declared national disaster zones because of drought, and Cape Town still faces the real possibility of running out of water entirely in the near future. This book, a "can-do" collection of more than 101 water-wise tips, is a guide to changing your relationship with water. Long-term, immediate, big, small, from the sensible to the quirky, from kitchens to bathrooms, businesses to institutions, there's something here for everyone.
Acts like:- Turning off devices instead of leaving them on standby- Buying less cotton clothing (a T-shirt needs 2,400 litres of water to make!)- Using reusable straws when possible- Turning off the tap while you brush your teethwill take only moments, but if enough people commit to them, we can make a real difference to our planet.
Conita Walker tells the story of the love match that lured her from the world of international air travel to plunge, somewhat naively, into the life of a conservationist. It is a tale of adventure, mishaps, humour and heartbreak.
The fifth edition of a bestseller, Air Quality provides students with a comprehensive overview of air quality, the science that continues to provide a better understanding of atmospheric chemistry and its effects on public health and the environment, and the regulatory and technological management practices employed in achieving air quality goals. Maintaining the practical approach that has made previous editions so popular, the chapters have been reorganized, new material has been added, less