A Life on Our Planet

A Life on Our Planet
Author: Sir David Attenborough
Publsiher: Grand Central Publishing
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2020-10-06
ISBN 10: 1538720000
ISBN 13: 9781538720004
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Life on Our Planet Book Review:

In this scientifically informed account of the changes occurring in the world over the last century, award-winning broadcaster and natural historian shares a lifetime of wisdom and a hopeful vision for the future. See the world. Then make it better. I am 93. I've had an extraordinary life. It's only now that I appreciate how extraordinary. As a young man, I felt I was out there in the wild, experiencing the untouched natural world - but it was an illusion. The tragedy of our time has been happening all around us, barely noticeable from day to day -- the loss of our planet's wild places, its biodiversity. I have been witness to this decline. A Life on Our Planet is my witness statement, and my vision for the future. It is the story of how we came to make this, our greatest mistake -- and how, if we act now, we can yet put it right. We have one final chance to create the perfect home for ourselves and restore the wonderful world we inherited. All we need is the will do so.

Half-Earth: Our Planet's Fight for Life

Half-Earth: Our Planet's Fight for Life
Author: Edward O. Wilson
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2016-03-07
ISBN 10: 1631490834
ISBN 13: 9781631490835
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Half-Earth: Our Planet's Fight for Life Book Review:

"An audacious and concrete proposal…Half-Earth completes the 86-year-old Wilson’s valedictory trilogy on the human animal and our place on the planet." —Jedediah Purdy, New Republic In his most urgent book to date, Pulitzer Prize–winning author and world-renowned biologist Edward O. Wilson states that in order to stave off the mass extinction of species, including our own, we must move swiftly to preserve the biodiversity of our planet. In this "visionary blueprint for saving the planet" (Stephen Greenblatt), Half-Earth argues that the situation facing us is too large to be solved piecemeal and proposes a solution commensurate with the magnitude of the problem: dedicate fully half the surface of the Earth to nature. Identifying actual regions of the planet that can still be reclaimed—such as the California redwood forest, the Amazon River basin, and grasslands of the Serengeti, among others—Wilson puts aside the prevailing pessimism of our times and "speaks with a humane eloquence which calls to us all" (Oliver Sacks).

Life on Earth

Life on Earth
Author: David Attenborough
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 319
Release: 1992
ISBN 10: 9780002199414
ISBN 13: 0002199416
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Life on Earth Book Review:

Journeys to the Other Side of the World

Journeys to the Other Side of the World
Author: David Attenborough
Publsiher: Two Roads
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2018-09-06
ISBN 10: 147366666X
ISBN 13: 9781473666665
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Journeys to the Other Side of the World Book Review:

'With charm, erudition, humour and passion, the world's favourite natural history broadcaster documents some of his expeditions from the late 1950s onwards' Sunday Express Following the success of the original Zoo Quest expeditions, the young David Attenborough embarked on further travels in a very different part of the world. From Madagascar and New Guinea to the Pacific Islands and the Northern Territory of Australia, he and his cameraman companion were aiming to record not just the wildlife, but the way of life of some of the indigenous people of these regions, whose traditions had never been encountered by most of the British public before. From the land divers of Pentecost Island and the sing-sings of New Guinea, to a Royal Kava ceremony on Tonga and the ancient art of the Northern Territory, it is a journey like no other. Alongside these remarkable cultures he encounters paradise birds, chameleons, sifakas and many more animals in some of the most unique environments on the planet. Written with David Attenborough's characteristic charm, humour and warmth, Journeys to the Other Side of the World is an inimitable adventure among people, places and the wildest of wildlife. 'Abundantly good' TLS 'A wondrous reminder of Attenborough's pioneering role . . . full of delightful tales' Daily Express 'An adventure that sparked a lifetime's commitment to the planet' The Lady 'Attenborough is a fine writer and storyteller' Irish Times

Our Planet

Our Planet
Author: Alastair Fothergill,Keith Scholey,Fred Pearce
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2019-04-02
ISBN 10: 1473569222
ISBN 13: 9781473569225
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Our Planet Book Review:

THE OFFICAL COMPANION TO THE GROUNDBREAKING NEW NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY SERIES With a foreword by Sir David Attenborough, breathtakingly beautiful still photography, specially commissioned maps and graphics, and an incredibly compelling text expanding on the remarkable TV stories and giving the reader a depth of information that is impossible on screen, this companion to the groundbreaking NETFLIX series presents a whole new view of the place we call home. Featuring some of the world's rarest creatures and previously unseen parts of the Earth—from deep oceans to remote forests to ice caps—Our Planet takes nature-lovers deep into the science of our natural world. Revealing the most amazing sights on Earth in unprecedented ways, alongside stories of the ways humans are affecting the world’s ecosystems—from the wildebeest migrations in Africa to the penguin colonies of Antarctica—this book places captures in one concise narrative the key message that what we do in the next twenty years will determine the future of not just the natural world but humanity itself. If we don't act now to protect and preserve our planet, the beauty we're lucky enough to witness on these pages will have disappeared..

Our Planet: The One Place We All Call Home

Our Planet: The One Place We All Call Home
Author: Matt Whyman
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2019-10-31
ISBN 10: 0008375259
ISBN 13: 9780008375256
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Our Planet: The One Place We All Call Home Book Review:

The official children’s book to the Netflix original documentary series, Our Planet, with a foreword by Sir David Attenborough.

Life on a Young Planet

Life on a Young Planet
Author: Andrew H. Knoll
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2015-03-22
ISBN 10: 1400866049
ISBN 13: 9781400866045
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Life on a Young Planet Book Review:

Australopithecines, dinosaurs, trilobites--such fossils conjure up images of lost worlds filled with vanished organisms. But in the full history of life, ancient animals, even the trilobites, form only the half-billion-year tip of a nearly four-billion-year iceberg. Andrew Knoll explores the deep history of life from its origins on a young planet to the incredible Cambrian explosion, presenting a compelling new explanation for the emergence of biological novelty. The very latest discoveries in paleontology--many of them made by the author and his students--are integrated with emerging insights from molecular biology and earth system science to forge a broad understanding of how the biological diversity that surrounds us came to be. Moving from Siberia to Namibia to the Bahamas, Knoll shows how life and environment have evolved together through Earth's history. Innovations in biology have helped shape our air and oceans, and, just as surely, environmental change has influenced the course of evolution, repeatedly closing off opportunities for some species while opening avenues for others. Readers go into the field to confront fossils, enter the lab to discern the inner workings of cells, and alight on Mars to ask how our terrestrial experience can guide exploration for life beyond our planet. Along the way, Knoll brings us up-to-date on some of science's hottest questions, from the oldest fossils and claims of life beyond the Earth to the hypothesis of global glaciation and Knoll's own unifying concept of ''permissive ecology.'' In laying bare Earth's deepest biological roots, Life on a Young Planet helps us understand our own place in the universe--and our responsibility as stewards of a world four billion years in the making. In a new preface, Knoll describes how the field has broadened and deepened in the decade since the book's original publication.

Life on Air

Life on Air
Author: David Attenborough
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2002
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105026121025
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Life on Air Book Review:

Sir David Attenborough's career as a naturalist and broadcaster has spanned nearly five decades and there are very few places on the globe that he has not visited. In this volume of memoirs David tells stories of the people and animals he has met and the places that he has visited.Sir David's first job after Cambridge University and two years in the Royal Navy - was at the London publishing house Hodder & Stoughton.Then in 1952 he joined the BBC as a trainee producer and it was while working on the Zoo Quest series (1954-64) that he had his first opportunity to undertake expeditions to remote parts of the globe to capture intimate footage of rare wildlife in its natural habitat. He was Controller of BBC2 (1965-68), during which time he introduced colour television to Britain, then Director of Programmes for the BBC (1969-1972). However in 1973 he abandoned administration altogether to return to documentary-making and writing.Over the last 25 years he has established himself as the world's leading natural history programme maker with several landmark BBC series, including Life on Earth (1979), The Living Planet (1984), The Trials of Life (1990), The Private Life of Plants (1995) and Life of Birds (1998).Sir David Attenborough is a Trustee of the British Museum and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: an Honorary Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge: a Fellow of the Royal Society and was knighted in 1985.

Eaarth

Eaarth
Author: Bill McKibben
Publsiher: Knopf Canada
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2010-04-13
ISBN 10: 0307399206
ISBN 13: 9780307399205
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eaarth Book Review:

The bestselling author of Deep Economy shows that we’re living on a fundamentally altered planet — and opens our eyes to the kind of change we’ll need in order to make our civilization endure. Twenty years ago, with The End of Nature, Bill McKibben offered one of the earliest warnings about global warming. Those warnings went mostly unheeded; now, he insists, we need to acknowledge that we’ve waited too long, and that massive change is not only unavoidable but already under way. Our old familiar globe is suddenly melting, drying, acidifying, flooding, and burning in ways that no human has ever seen. We’ve created, in very short order, a new planet, still recognizable but fundamentally different. We may as well call it Eaarth. That new planet is filled with new binds and traps. A changing world costs large sums to defend — think of the money that went to repair New Orleans, or the trillions of dollars it will take to transform our energy systems. But the endless economic growth that could underwrite such largesse depends on the stable planet we’ve managed to damage and degrade. We can’t rely on old habits any longer. Our hope depends, McKibben argues, on scaling back — on building the kind of societies and economies that can hunker down, concentrate on essentials, and create the type of community (in the neighborhood, but also on the Internet) that will allow us to weather trouble on an unprecedented scale. Change — fundamental change — is our best hope on a planet suddenly and violently out of balance. From the Hardcover edition.

Life on Air

Life on Air
Author: David Attenborough
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 1846076528
ISBN 13: 9781846076527
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Life on Air Book Review:

David Attenborough is one of the most influential and admired figures in English television. When 26, he applied for a job in the BBC - which then meant radio - and was promptly turned down. But someone saw his rejected application and asked, would he like to try television? He would, and sixty years later, he is still at it. Elegantly told, often very funny, here is his story. At home there is his rise to controlling BBC2, introducing colour television to Britain, encounters with Montgomery, Anthony Eden, singers, athletes, explorers, the Queen, Benjamin Britten. Abroad there are people just as remarkable, journeys up tropical rivers, to the interior of New Guinea or the Australian outback, dragons, birds of paradise, flying snakes and walls of cockroaches. Now updated to cover his work since 2009, Life on Air is a remarkable account of David Attenborough's passion for the natural world and his lifelong quest to understand it. .

Amazing Rare Things

Amazing Rare Things
Author: David Attenborough,Martin Clayton,Susan Owens,Rea Alexandratos
Publsiher: Kales Press
Total Pages: 223
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9780979845628
ISBN 13: 0979845629
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Amazing Rare Things Book Review:

Describes the methods by which selected European artists, from Leonardo Da Vinci to Mark Catesby, portrayed the natural world during the Age of Discovery.

Alien Oceans

Alien Oceans
Author: Kevin Hand
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020-04-07
ISBN 10: 0691179514
ISBN 13: 9780691179513
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alien Oceans Book Review:

Inside the epic quest to find life on the water-rich moons at the outer reaches of the solar system Where is the best place to find life beyond Earth? We often look to Mars as the most promising site in our solar system, but recent scientific missions have revealed that some of the most habitable real estate may actually lie farther away. Beneath the frozen crusts of several of the small, ice-covered moons of Jupiter and Saturn lurk vast oceans that may have been in existence for as long as Earth, and together may contain more than fifty times its total volume of liquid water. Could there be organisms living in their depths? Alien Oceans reveals the science behind the thrilling quest to find out. Kevin Peter Hand is one of today's leading NASA scientists, and his pioneering research has taken him on expeditions around the world. In this captivating account of scientific discovery, he brings together insights from planetary science, biology, and the adventures of scientists like himself to explain how we know that oceans exist within moons of the outer solar system, like Europa, Titan, and Enceladus. He shows how the exploration of Earth's oceans is informing our understanding of the potential habitability of these icy moons, and draws lessons from what we have learned about the origins of life on our own planet to consider how life could arise on these distant worlds. Alien Oceans describes what lies ahead in our search for life in our solar system and beyond, setting the stage for the transformative discoveries that may await us.

When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through: A Norton Anthology of Native Nations Poetry

When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through: A Norton Anthology of Native Nations Poetry
Author: Joy Harjo
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2020-08-25
ISBN 10: 0393356817
ISBN 13: 9780393356816
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through: A Norton Anthology of Native Nations Poetry Book Review:

United States Poet Laureate Joy Harjo gathers the work of more than 160 poets, representing nearly 100 indigenous nations, into the first historically comprehensive Native poetry anthology. This landmark anthology celebrates the indigenous peoples of North America, the first poets of this country, whose literary traditions stretch back centuries. Opening with a blessing from Pulitzer Prize–winner N. Scott Momaday, the book contains powerful introductions from contributing editors who represent the five geographically organized sections. Each section begins with a poem from traditional oral literatures and closes with emerging poets, ranging from Eleazar, a seventeenth-century Native student at Harvard, to Jake Skeets, a young Diné poet born in 1991, and including renowned writers such as Luci Tapahanso, Natalie Diaz, Layli Long Soldier, and Ray Young Bear. When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through offers the extraordinary sweep of Native literature, without which no study of American poetry is complete.

The Reason Why

The Reason Why
Author: John Gribbin
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2011-04-28
ISBN 10: 0141957859
ISBN 13: 9780141957852
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Reason Why Book Review:

Does one planet really matter among the immensity of the Cosmos? John Gribbin is here to persuade us that it does. In this ground-breaking and provocative new book Gribbin argues that we owe our existence to the impact of a 'supercomet' with Venus 600 million years ago. But this is only part of the story, just one of the astronomical and geophysical reasons why the Earth is special. For the first time, he makes the link between the whole series of cosmic events that have affected the Earth and given rise to our intelligent civilization - a civilization, Gribbin argues, that is unique within our Milky Way Galaxy. Even if other Earths are common, and life itself may be common, the kind of intelligent, technological civilization that has emerged on Earth occurs only here. If humankind can survive the present environmental crises, the whole of the galaxy may become our home. And if not, our demise may be an event of literally universal significance.

On the Origin of Tepees

On the Origin of Tepees
Author: Jonnie Hughes
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2012-06-19
ISBN 10: 1439110247
ISBN 13: 9781439110249
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On the Origin of Tepees Book Review:

We humans pride ourselves on our capacity to have ideas, but perhaps this pride is misplaced. Perhaps ideas have us. After all, ideas do appear to have a life of their own. Many biologists have already come to the opinion that our genes are selfish entities, tricking us into helping them to reproduce. Is it the same with our ideas? Jonnie Hughes, a science writer and documentary filmmaker, investigates the evolution of ideas in order to find out. Adopting the role of a cultural Charles Darwin, Hughes heads off, with his brother in tow, across the Midwest to observe firsthand the natural history of ideas--the patterns of their variation, inheritance, and selection in the cultural landscape. In place of Darwin's oceanic islands, Hughes visits the "mind islands" of Native American tribes. Instead of finches, Hughes searches for signs of natural selection among the tepees.--From publisher description.

Microbes, Music and Me

Microbes, Music and Me
Author: John Postgate
Publsiher: Memoirs Publishing
Total Pages: 508
Release: 2013-10-01
ISBN 10: 1861511027
ISBN 13: 9781861511027
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Microbes, Music and Me Book Review:

John Postgate describes this autobiography as essentially ‘a book about doing science’, and while it is an entertaining account of his life in the UK and abroad as he rose to international prominence in microbiology, it is also a book about playing and listening to his beloved jazz. Away from lab and lecture hall, Professor Postgate (brother of the late Oliver Postgate, creator of Bagpuss and the Clangers) has taken enormous pleasure in his hobby, playing cornet over the years with many musicians, some of whom became prominent names in jazz. His articles and reviews for magazines such as Gramophone and Jazz Journal have been as widely appreciated in jazz circles as his contributions to the understanding of certain key microbiological processes, including the sulphur cycle and nitrogen fixation, have been in the world of microbiology.

Alone in the Universe

Alone in the Universe
Author: John Gribbin
Publsiher: Wiley
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2011-12-01
ISBN 10: 9781683366898
ISBN 13: 1683366891
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alone in the Universe Book Review:

The acclaimed author of In Search of Schr�dinger's Cat searches for life on other planets Are we alone in the universe? Surely amidst the immensity of the cosmos there must be other intelligent life out there. Don't be so sure, says John Gribbin, one of today's best popular science writers. In this fascinating and intriguing new book, Gribbin argues that the very existence of intelligent life anywhere in the cosmos is, from an astrophysicist's point of view, a miracle. So why is there life on Earth and (seemingly) nowhere else? What happened to make this planet special? Taking us back some 600 million years, Gribbin lets you experience the series of unique cosmic events that were responsible for our unique form of life within the Milky Way Galaxy. Written by one of our foremost popular science writers, author of the bestselling In Search of Schr�dinger's Cat Offers a bold answer to the eternal question, ""Are we alone in the universe?"" Explores how the impact of a ""supercomet"" with Venus 600 million years ago created our moon, and along with it, the perfect conditions for life on Earth From one of our most talented science writers, this book is a daring, fascinating exploration into the dawning of the universe, cosmic collisions and their consequences, and the uniqueness of life on Earth.

Rainforests

Rainforests
Author: Rhett Butler
Publsiher: Mongabay
Total Pages: 94
Release: 2011-09-01
ISBN 10: 1463774575
ISBN 13: 9781463774578
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rainforests Book Review:

An overview of tropical rainforests for kids. Rainforests describes tropical rainforests, why they are important, and what is happening to them. Rainforests is based on the award-winning mongabay.com web site.Rainforests includes discussion of topics including conservation and protected areas, biodiversity and ecology, environmental activism, sustainable development, consumption, and economics.

Mankind Is Destroying Life on Our Planet

Mankind Is Destroying Life on Our Planet
Author: Ronald G. Carlson
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 62
Release: 2017-07-09
ISBN 10: 9781640288478
ISBN 13: 1640288473
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mankind Is Destroying Life on Our Planet Book Review:

This book is about the true origin of man based on fact, and what is currently known to us at this time from a variety of sources. This book has been written to define what life is really about. Why are we here? Who put us here? What is our purpose? What is the reason for life? What are we supposed to do? This book will reveal the origin of civilization, why we are here, and what we are supposed to do. We will put all of the pieces of the puzzle together and explore the true nature of humanity and animals and our place on earth. We will describe and categorize every type of living land animal and the human being. Here is what we know: We have no true estimation of when early humans first emerged on this planet. Before recorded history, we must have emerged from a warm climate. It is likely we needed no clothes to keep us warm. We probably had easy access and for some reason we were given clues and hints for survival. While Darwin may have suggested that man originated from apes, there is no concrete proof of such evolution, and no indication that we didn't start out much like how we are now. Of course, we have adapted to our environment. Minor changes for our survival were necessary, but evolution does not exist, even if today we find perfectly preserved specimens of dinosaurs that lived millions of years ago.

Adventures of a Young Naturalist

Adventures of a Young Naturalist
Author: David Attenborough
Publsiher: Two Roads
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2017-09-21
ISBN 10: 9781473664401
ISBN 13: 1473664403
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Adventures of a Young Naturalist Book Review:

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER - The gripping adventures of a young David Attenborough, published in a beautiful gift hardback, with a new introduction and a new selection of 90 pictures, including colour 'A marvellous book ... unputdownable ... utterly engaging' Telegraph 'An elegant and gently funny writer' The Times 'His writing is as impressive and as enjoyable as his TV programmes and there can be no higher praise' Daily Express In 1954, a young 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 for a new show called Zoo Quest. This book records those voyages, which mark the very beginning of a career that spans decades and stretches across continents, from Life on Earth to Blue Planet II, from the deepest oceans, the darkest jungles and everywhere in between'. Staying with local tribes while trekking in search of giant anteaters in Guyana, Komodo dragons in Indonesia and armadillos in Paraguay, he and the rest of the team battled with cannibal fish, aggressive tree porcupines and escape-artist wild pigs, as well as treacherous terrain and unpredictable weather, to record the incredible beauty and biodiversity of these regions. The methods may be outdated now, but the fascination and respect for the wildlife, the people and the environment - and the importance of protecting these wild places - is not. Written with Attenborough's trademark wit and charm, Adventures of a Young Naturalist is not just the story of a remarkable adventure, but of the man who made us fall in love with the natural world, and who is still doing so today. Praise for Sir David Attenborough 'A great educator as well as a great naturalist' - Barack Obama 'Sir David is a wizard of television, and, like Gandalf or Dumbledore, he has a near-magical gift for combining warmth and gravitas . . . the man who, for me, exemplifies the best in British broadcasting' - Louis Theroux 'When I was a young boy I used to love turning on the television and watching David's programmes and really feeling like I was either back out in Africa or I was learning about something magical and almost out of this planet' - Prince William