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Saving Planet Earth

3.46  ·  Rating Details  ·  24 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
The time is now . . .

There is no longer any question that our planet is in danger—or that human actions have been a primary cause. But how well do we, as individuals, understand both the far-reaching consequences of our actions and the varied threats that have led us to the brink?

This book is a wake-up call for every citizen of planet Earth: Now is the time to take action.
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published November 13th 2007 by Harper (first published June 4th 2007)
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Clare O'Beara
Aug 22, 2014 Clare O'Beara rated it really liked it
Shelves: science, nature, travel
This is a well-presented colourful book with excellent pictures and statistics, interesting and strong in its message.

The reason I am not giving more stars is because the book seems a little vague - we get figures relating to 'a country in South America' or 'some Asian countries' when I felt the authors and producers should be braver and tell us what is happening where. This is in relation to illegal logging and so forth.

I thought the science and rest of the material was aimed at a mid-teens a
Pete daPixie
Mar 03, 2009 Pete daPixie rated it liked it
Shelves: green
Apparently this book is based on a BBC TV series of the same name. I miss much on TV, or maybe I don't. The author is Tony Juniper who is a director of Friends of the Earth.
The book is relentless, like a machine gun, it rattles out facts and stats that firstly show how our tiny planet is a floating miracle in space, then to present the many and frightening ways the human population is sawing away at the branch of the tree we all sit upon. We explore the biosphere and earth's biodiversity on land
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