Our Biggest Experiment recounts how the world became addicted to fossil fuels, how we discovered that electricity could be a saviour, and how renewable energy is far from a 20th-century discovery. Alice Bell cuts through the jargon and jumble of numbers to show how we re getting to grips with what is now the defining issue of our time. The message she relays is ultimately hopeful; harnessing the ingenuity and intelligence that has driven the history of climate change research can mean a more sustainable and bearable future for humanity.
We are bombarded by warnings about the health of our planet, but what can we actually do to help? This hands-on guide is filled with suggestions for everyday actions and choices that will help readers take better care of the Earth. Armed with this informative and helpful book, they can feel ready to make a positive difference.
Which animals make their nests from woodland trees? Who's awake in the woods at night? Who builds dams on woodland rivers? In this book, you'll find the answers and lots more amazing facts about woodland creatures. With simple text and beautiful illustrations, plus Usborne Quicklinks to websites with carefully selected video clips and activities.
This book provides a basis for interdisciplinary discussions between policy makers, scientists and practitioners. Using current scientific information, the policy questions related to peatlands across the globe are addressed throughout and restoration is presented as a prerequisite for the sustainable management of ecosystem services in a changing environment.
Author is an Irish champion surfer. A beautifully presented, practical gift guide for all surf seekers. Explained with fascinating, easy-to-understand commentary from surfer and scientist Easkey Britton and Maria Nilsson's drawings. Divided into six sections filled with exercises, ideas, and fun facts to help you reconnect with your oceanic roots and create special moments by the sea