Entries by IainCa

The language of trees | Katie Holten

THE IRISH TIMES BESTSELLER ‘A masterpiece’ Max Porter If trees have memories, respond to stress, and communicate, what can they tell us? And will we listen? A stunning international collaboration that reveals how trees make our world, change our minds and rewild our lives – from root to branch to seed. In this beautifully illustrated collection, artist […]

Islands of Abandonment | Cal Flyn

Ghost towns, exclusion zones, no man’s lands and post-industrial hinterlands: in this immersive exploration the winner the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year and the John Burroughs Medal writes about what happens when nature is allowed to reclaim abandoned place. In Chernobyl, following the nuclear disaster, only a handful of people returned to their […]

This Is Not A Drill: An Extinction Rebellion Handbook

“We refuse to bequeath a dying planet to future generations by failing to act now. We act in peace, with ferocious love of these lands in our hearts. We act on behalf of life.” Created by the movement that brought climate and ecological issues to the streets and made them mainstream, This Is Not A […]

How to Save Our Planet | Mark Maslin

Professor Mark Maslin’s How to Save Our Planet is a handbook designed to equip everyone with the knowledge needed to turn the dial on climate chaos, environmental destruction, and global poverty and security. We have the technology, resources and the money, the scientists, the entrepreneurs and the innovators, argues Maslin. Praised by Christiana Figueres as a book that […]

Braiding Sweetgrass | Robin Wall Kimmerer

“The land knows you, even when you are lost.” Hailed by many as a leading voice in environmental advocacy, Robin Wall Kimmerer combines indigenous wisdom, scientific inquiry and ecological advocacy to challenge the dominant narratives of exploitation. Calling for a profound shift in our relationship with the natural world, she illuminates the reciprocal bond between […]

There is No Planet B | Mike Berners-Lee

“We belong to the earth; it does not belong to us…we need a shared vision for a better world – one that recognises the limits of our planet and respects its finite resources.” Berners-Lee, a leading expert in sustainability, paints a stark picture of the crisis facing thousands of species, including our own, and advocates […]

No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference | Greta Thunberg

“I want you to panic. I want you to feel the fear I feel every day. And then I want you to act.” Greta Thunberg’s collection of speeches emphasises that while governments, corporations and institutions carry the greatest responsibility to effect change, no individual is powerless in the face of the crisis. Collective efforts, she […]

The Good Ancestor | Roman Krznarnic

Jonas Salk, who developed the first polio vaccine and resisted patenting it because he wanted to help humankind, provides the inspiration for Krznaric’s wise and stimulating exploration of how long-term thinking can create a future that coming generations will thank us for. Drawing on lessons from the past, the book deftly explores how the “time […]

Regenesis- Rewilding the World without Devouring the Planet | George Monbiot

With the human population increasing and food production predicted to double by 2050, the veteran environmentalist and campaigner George Monbiot’s cogent argument for saving the Earth’s ecological systems through regenerative agriculture is a must-read for anyone who wonders how mass starvation can be averted in the coming decades. Joining the dots between soil detoxification, alternatives […]

News of the Earth | Homero Aridjis

News of the Earth chronicles poet Homero Aridjis’s relationship with the natural world through his writings and his activism as president of the Grupo de los Cien [Group of 100], Mexico’s influential environmental group composed of one hundred prominent personalities in the arts, culture, and science, which Aridjis founded in 1985. Under his leadership, the group’s […]