Adventures of a Young Naturalist: The Zoo Quest Expeditions

06 December 2018 | By David Attenborough | Filed in: conservation.

In 1954, a young television presenter named David Attenborough was offered the opportunity of a lifetime to travel the world finding rare and elusive animals for London Zoo s collection, and to film the expeditions for the BBC n nNow the greatest living advocate of the global ecosystem this is t


26 January 2017 | By Isabella Tree | Filed in: conservation.

Forced to accept that intensive farming on the heavy clay of their land at Knepp in West Sussex was economically unsustainable, Isabella Tree and her husband Charlie Burrell made a spectacular leap of faith they decided to step back and let nature take over Thanks to the introduction of free roami

Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter

03 November 2018 | By Ben Goldfarb | Filed in: conservation.

Winner of the 2019 PEN EO Wilson Award for Literary Science Writing n nIn Eager, environmental journalist Ben Goldfarb reveals that our modern idea of what a healthy landscape looks like and how it functions is wrong, distorted by the fur trade that once trapped out millions of beavers from North Amer


05 May 2019 | By Emily Gravett | Filed in: conservation.

Pete the badger likes everything to be neat and tidy at all times, but what starts as the collecting of one fallen leaf escalates quickly and ends with the complete destruction of the forest Will Pete realise the error of his ways and set things right

Many: The Diversity of Life on Earth

26 May 2017 | By Nicola Davies | Filed in: conservation.

After magnifying the beauty of unseen organisms in Tiny Creatures, Nicola Davies and Emily Sutton turn their talents to the vast variety of life on Earth n nThe we study the world around us, the living things we discover every day The planet is full of millions of species of plants, birds

Tiger Boy

07 October 2018 | By Mitali Perkins | Filed in: conservation.

One of the new tiger cubs has escaped from the reserve When a tiger cub escapes from a nature reserve near Neel s island village, the rangers and villagers hurry to find her before the cub s anxious mother follows suit and endangers them all Mr Gupta, a rich newcomer to the island, is also searc

Half-Earth: Our Planet's Fight for Life

03 December 2018 | By Edward O. Wilson | Filed in: conservation.

In order to stave off the mass extinction of species, including our own, we must move swiftly to preserve the biodiversity of our planet, says Edward O Wilson in his most impassioned book to date Half Earth argues that the situation facing us is too large to be solved piecemeal and proposes a solu

Timefulness: How Thinking Like a Geologist Can Help Save the World

06 September 2018 | By Marcia Bjornerud | Filed in: conservation.

Why an awareness of Earth s temporal rhythms is critical to our planetary survival n nFew of us have any conception of the enormous timescales in our planet s long history, and this narrow perspective underlies many of the environmental problems we are creating for ourselves The passage of nine days,

One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia

01 January 2017 | By Miranda Paul | Filed in: conservation.

Plastic bags are cheap and easy to use But what happens when a bag breaks or is no longer needed In Njau, Gambia, people simply dropped the bags and went on their way One plastic bag became two Then ten Then a hundred n nThe bags accumulated in ugly heaps alongside roads Water pooled in them, b

Coyote America: A Natural and Supernatural History

25 September 2019 | By Dan Flores | Filed in: conservation.

The New York Times best selling account of how coyotes long the target of an extermination policy spread to every corner of the United States Finalist for the n PEN E.O Wilson Literary Science Writing Award n A masterly synthesis of scientific research and personal observation Wall Street Jour

A Sand County Almanac and Sketches Here and There

06 November 2018 | By Aldo Leopold | Filed in: conservation.

First published in 1949, A Sand County Almanac combines some of the finest nature writing since Thoreau with an outspoken and highly ethical regard for America s relationship to the land n nWritten with an unparalleled understanding of the ways of nature, the book includes a section on the monthly ch

Last Chance to See

08 January 2017 | By Douglas Adams | Filed in: conservation.

Join author Douglas Adams and zoologist Mark Carwardine as they take off around the world in search of exotic, endangered creatures.

Silent Spring

23 January 2019 | By Rachel Carson | Filed in: conservation.

Rachel Carson s Silent Spring was first published in three serialized excerpts in the New Yorker in June of 1962 The book appeared in September of that year and the outcry that followed its publication forced the banning of DDT and spurred revolutionary changes in the laws affecting our air, land,

The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire that Saved America

14 July 2018 | By Timothy Egan | Filed in: conservation.

On the afternoon of August 20, 1910, a battering ram of wind moved through the drought stricken national forests of Washington, Idaho, and Montana, whipping the hundreds of small blazes burning across the forest floor into a roaring inferno that jumped from treetop to ridge as it raged, destroying t