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.

A Life on Our Planet

A Life on Our Planet
Author: David Attenborough
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2020-10-01
ISBN 10: 1473584884
ISBN 13: 9781473584884
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Life on Our Planet Book Review:

'Read this book to learn, but also to honour the man. We shall never see his like again.' - Sunday Times See the world. Then make it better. 'I am 94. 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 to do so.'

Our Planet

Our Planet
Author: Alastair Fothergill,Keith Scholey,Fred Pearce
Publsiher: Ten Speed Press
Total Pages: 319
Release: 2019
ISBN 10: 0399581545
ISBN 13: 9780399581540
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Our Planet Book Review:

With a foreword by Sir David Attenborough, this is the striking photographic companion to the Emmy-winning NETFLIX original documentary series, presenting never-before-seen visuals of nature's most intriguing animals in action and the environmental change that has to be seen to be believed. With six hundred members of crew filming in fifty countries over four years, the directors that brought us the original Planet Earth and Blue Planet now take readers on a journey across all the globe's different biological realms to present stunning visuals of nature's most intriguing animals in action, and environmental change on a scale that must be seen to be believed. 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 itself at the forefront of a global conversation as we work together to protect and preserve our planet. With a keepsake package featuring debossing and foil stamping, this groundbreaking coffee-table book reveals the most amazing sights on Earth in unprecedented ways.

Earthshot

Earthshot
Author: Colin Butfield,Jonnie Hughes
Publsiher: John Murray
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2021-09-30
ISBN 10: 1529388651
ISBN 13: 9781529388657
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Earthshot Book Review:

As Prince William, founder of The Earthshot Prize, said, 'The Earth is at a tipping point and we face a stark choice: either we continue as we are and irreparably damage our planet, or we remember our unique power as human beings and our continual ability to lead, innovate, and problem-solve. People can achieve great things. The next ten years present us with one of our greatest tests - a decade of action to repair the Earth.' The Earthshot concept is simple: Urgency + Optimism = Action. We have ten years to turn the tide on the environmental crisis, but we need the world's best solutions and one shared goal - to save our planet. It's not too late, but we need collective action now. The Earthshots are unifying, ambitious goals for our planet which, if achieved by 2030, will improve life for all of us, for the rest of life on Earth, and for generations to come. They are to: · Protect and Restore Nature · Clean our Air · Revive our Oceans · Build a Waste-Free World · Fix our Climate EARTHSHOT: HOW TO SAVE OUR PLANET is the first definitive book about how these goals can tackle the environmental crisis. It is a critical contribution to the most important story of the decade.

Life on Earth

Life on Earth
Author: David Attenborough
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2018-10-04
ISBN 10: 0008294291
ISBN 13: 9780008294298
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Life on Earth Book Review:

A new, beautifully illustrated edition of David Attenborough’s groundbreaking Life on Earth.

LIFE ON OUR PLANET SIGNED EDITION

LIFE ON OUR PLANET SIGNED EDITION
Author: DAVID ATTENBOROUGH
Publsiher: SIGNED EDITONS
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-10
ISBN 10: 9781472628336
ISBN 13: 1472628330
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

LIFE ON OUR PLANET SIGNED EDITION Book Review:

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.

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 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:

Sir David Attenborough is Britain's best-known natural history film-maker. His career as a naturalist and broadcaster has spanned nearly six decades, and in this volume of memoirs Sir David tells stories of the people and animals he has met and the places he has visited. His first job - after Cambridge University and two years in the Royal Navy - was at a London publishing house. 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, and 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), Life of Birds (1998), The Blue Planet (2001), Life of Mammals (2002), Planet Earth (2006) and Life in Cold Blood (2008). Sir David is an Honorary Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge, a Fellow of the Royal Society and was knighted in 1985. He is also Britain's most respected, trusted and lauded natural history broadcaster and writer, championing conservation and standing at the forefront of issues concerning the planet's declining species. A lot has changed since his first television documentary, and in this updated edition of Life on Air Sir David tells us of his experiences of filming in the 21st century.

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

Breaking Boundaries

Breaking Boundaries
Author: Johan Rockström,Owen Gaffney
Publsiher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2021-05-06
ISBN 10: 0241527708
ISBN 13: 9780241527702
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Breaking Boundaries Book Review:

On the brink of a critical moment in human history, this book presents a vision of "planetary stewardship" - a rethinking of our relationship with our planet - and plots a new course for our future. The authors reveal the full scale of the planetary emergency we face - but also how we can stabilize Earth's life support system. The necessary change is within our power, if we act now. In 2009, scientists identified nine planetary boundaries that keep Earth stable, ranging from biodiversity to ozone. Beyond these boundaries lurk tipping points. In order to stop short of these tipping points, the 2020s must see the fastest economic transition in history. This book demonstrates how societies are reaching positive tipping points that make this transition possible: groups such as Extinction Rebellion and the schoolchildren led by Greta Thunberg demand political action; countries are committing to eliminating greenhouse gas emissions; and one tipping point has even already passed - the price of clean energy has dropped below that of fossil fuels. The story is accompanied by unique images of Earth produced by Globaïa, the world's leading visualizers of human impact.

Adventures of a Young Naturalist

Adventures of a Young Naturalist
Author: David Attenborough
Publsiher: Quercus
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2018-05-01
ISBN 10: 1635060710
ISBN 13: 9781635060713
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Adventures of a Young Naturalist Book Review:

"A GREAT BOOK." --THE NEW YORK TIMES "MARVELOUS." --THE TELEGRAPH "A RARE GLIMPSE OF A FLEDGLING DAVID ATTENBOROUGH IN THE WILD." --VANITY FAIR Living legend and presenter of BBC's Planet Earth series Sir David Attenborough tells the story of his early career as a broadcaster and a naturalist in his own words. In 1954, David Attenborough, a young television presenter, was offered the opportunity of a lifetime--to travel the world finding rare and elusive animals for the London Zoo's collection, and to film the expedition for the BBC for a new show called Zoo Quest. This is the story of those voyages. 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 contended 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. Written with his 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 taught us the importance of protecting it--and who is still doing so today.

Living Planet The Web of Life on Earth

Living Planet  The Web of Life on Earth
Author: David Attenborough
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2021-10-14
ISBN 10: 0008477841
ISBN 13: 9780008477844
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living Planet The Web of Life on Earth Book Review:

The Sunday Times Bestseller A new, fully updated narrative edition of David Attenborough’s seminal biography of our world, The Living Planet.

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.

Life on Air

Life on Air
Author: David Attenborough
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
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.

Climate Chaos

Climate Chaos
Author: Ana Isla,Associate Professor Ana Isla
Publsiher: Inanna Publications & Education
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2018-11-15
ISBN 10: 9781771335935
ISBN 13: 1771335939
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Chaos Book Review:

Literary Nonfiction. Women's Studies. Environmental Studies. Today's social and ecological crises, which threaten the preservation of life on our planet, require our attention to understand the dynamics of patriarchy and capitalism, as well as to unmask "answers" or false solutions that obscure, perpetuate, and even worsen the current situation. Ecofeminists have critically examined several of the underlying assumptions of the capitalist-patriarchal conceptual framework, such as the promotion of the destructive transformation of nature, hierarchical thinking, the encouragement of dualism, the enforcement of the logic of domination over life, even the hatred for life itself, and speciecism. Yet ecofeminism's attempts to call attention to and stop the destruction of the planet have not yet been able to tackle the growing problem of climate change, which is threatening not only life on earth, but the earth and all her "living systems." Climate change and extreme weather are exacerbating existing social inequalities and political conflicts globally. Climate justice is the starting point from which we can begin to build the kind of local and international solidarity that is needed to address climate change and transform the socio-economic hierarchies that caused it. This volume re-examines existing analyses from this new and much broader point of view in theory and practise, and points to the need for a new concept of nature and the earth as a living being, a cosmic being, so that it is the life of the earth herself that today must be protected.

What s Really Happening to Our Planet

What s Really Happening to Our Planet
Author: Tony Juniper
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2016-08-02
ISBN 10: 1465460039
ISBN 13: 9781465460035
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What s Really Happening to Our Planet Book Review:

An easy-to-understand overview of the state of our planet and its future, using eye-opening and accessible charts, graphs, and infographics. By 2050, the global population is expected to reach 9 billion. What's Really Happening to Our Planet? uses a graphic approach to chart the dramatic explosion of the human population and consumption and its impact on the planet. Based on unmatched scientific data, What's Really Happening to Our Planet? brings together major areas of public concern, such as deforestation, climate change, water shortages, and inequality. Easy-to-reference charts and infographics illustrate key findings, while clear, jargon-free text explains the science behind the figures. In addition to charting global trends and showing how they are connected, this book articulates how we can live more sustainably in the future. What's Really Happening to Our Planet? is a new and heart-stopping analysis of the latest chapter in human history and offers a fresh perspective on our future.

Living Planet

Living Planet
Author: David Attenborough
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 320
Release: 1992
ISBN 10: 9780002199421
ISBN 13: 0002199424
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living Planet Book Review:

The Life and Death of Planet Earth

The Life and Death of Planet Earth
Author: Peter Douglas Ward,Donald Brownlee
Publsiher: Piatkus Books
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2007-08-01
ISBN 10: 9780749950095
ISBN 13: 0749950099
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Life and Death of Planet Earth Book Review:

"This is the first real biography of the Earth - not only a brilliant portrait of the emergence and evolution of life on this planet, but a vivid and frightening look at Earth's remote future. Peter Ward and Donald Brownlee combine storytelling power with extreme scientific care, and their narrative is as transfixing as any of H.G. Wells's fantasies, but more enthralling, for Ward and Brownlee have real power to prognosticate. This is a book that makes one shiver, but also inspires one to wonder how humanity (if we survive in the short term) will fare in the distant future." Oliver Sachs Peter Ward and Don Brownlee, a geologist and an astronomer respectively, are in the vanguard of the new field of astrobiology. Combining their knowledge of the evolution of life on our planet with their understanding of the life cycles of stars and solar systems, the authors tell the awe-inspiring story of the second half of Earth's life. The process of planetary evolution will essentially reverse itself; life as we know it will subside until only the simplest forms remain. The oceans will evaporate, and as the sun slowly expands, Earth itself will eventually meet a fiery end.

A Perfect Planet

A Perfect Planet
Author: Huw Cordey
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2020-11-26
ISBN 10: 1473532302
ISBN 13: 9781473532304
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Perfect Planet Book Review:

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 suited to our existence, and our planet's forces serve to nurture its spectacular biodiversity. A Perfect Planet shows in stunning detail how Earth has always been more than the sum of its parts. Unlike any other astronomical body, it is a living world. Focusing on four key natural forces - global weather systems distributing fresh water to all corners; marine currents delivering nutrients to the deepest reaches of the ocean; solar energy warming and electrifying everything it touches; and volcanic activity fertilising the earth's surface - Huw Cordey reveals to us new levels of this living world, a place populated with astonishing characters living remarkable lives. From Arctic wolves prowling moonlit landscapes or wood frogs, frozen in winter and magically thawing back to life, to flamingos flying thousands of miles to a vast volcanic lake in Africa to breed, we see time and again how animals are perfectly adapted to whatever the environment throws at them. Packed with over 250 full-colour images, and including a foreword by Alastair Fothergill and stills from the BBC series' spectacular footage, A Perfect Planet is a stunning exploration of life on Earth - life that is increasingly precious and rare.