ISBN 9781781253281,What Nature Does For Britain

What Nature Does For Britain

Author:

Tony Juniper

Publisher:

Profile Books

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ISBN 9781781253281
Publisher

Profile Books

Publication Year 2015
ISBN-13

ISBN 9781781253281

ISBN-10 1781253285
Binding

Paper Back

Number of Pages 288 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

Biology, life sciences

From the peat bogs and woodlands that help to secure our water supply, to the bees and soils that produce most of the food we eat, Britain is rich in 'natural capital'. Yet we take supplies of clean water and secure food for granted, rarely considering the free work nature does for Britain. In fact for years we have damaged the systems that sustain us under the illusion that we are keeping prices down, through intensive farming, drainage of bogs, clearing forests and turning rivers into canals. As Tony Juniper's new analysis shows, however, the ways in which we meet our needs often doesn't make economic sense. Through vivid first hand accounts and inspirational examples of how the damage is being repaired, Juniper takes readers on a journey to a different Britain from the one many assume we inhabit, not a country where nature is worthless or an impediment to progress, but the real Britain, the one where we are supported by nature, wildlife and natural systems at almost every turn
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