A casual introduction, a challenge to a simple game of chess, a lovers’ reunion, a meaningless infidelity: from such small seeds Zweig brings forth five startlingly tense tales – meditations on the fragility of love, the limits of obsession, the combustibility of secrets and betrayal.
Bestselling author of Flaneuse: Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice and London, joins the crowds commuting by bus in the city of love. Written in iPhone notes and inspired by Perec and Ernaux, this chronicle of the everyday in a year marked by terrorism and her loss of a pregnancy is also a love letter to Paris on the bus.
In this lyrical meditation on the American wild lands, Leopold considers the different ways humans shape the natural landscape, and describes for the first time the far-reaching phenomenon now known as ‘trophic cascades’.
From the ravages of the global economy to the great pleasures of growing a garden, these powerful essays represent a heartfelt call for humankind to mend our broken relationship with the earth, and with each other.
James Lovelock draws on decades of wisdom to lay out the history of our remarkable planet, to show that it is not ours to be exploited – and warns us that it is fighting back.Over the past 75 years, a new canon has emerged. As life on Earth has become irrevocably altered by humans, visionary thinkers around the world have raised their voices to defend the planet, and affirm our place at the heart of its restoration.
Emphasizing joy in the world, human cooperation and the value of all living things, this selection of Arne NÃ¦ss’s philosophical writings is filled with wit, learning and an intense connection with nature.
‘The Clan of One-Breasted Women’, bringing together the best of writer and activist Terry Tempest Williams’ essays, explores the impact of nuclear testing, the importance of environmental legislation and the spirit of conservation.
Edward O. Wilson is widely recognized as one of the world’s pre-eminent biologists and naturalists. This book brings together some of his most profound and significant writings on the rich diversity of life on Earth, our place in it, and our obligation to conserve the planet’s fragile ecosystems.
Rachel Carson was an American marine biologist, author and conservationist whose book ‘Silent Spring’ and other writings are credited with advancing the global environmental movement. Here, with the precision of a scientist and the simplicity of a fable, she reveals how man-made pesticides have destroyed wildlife, creating a world of polluted streams and silent songbirds.
The celebrated pioneer of the ‘do-nothing’ farming method reflects on global ecological trauma and argues that we must radically transform our understanding of both nature and ourselves in order to have any chance of healing.
Taking us on an extraordinary journey into the past and around the globe, from coral reefs to the North Pole, deserts to rainforests, Tim Flannery tells the story of the earth’s climate, and how we have changed it.
Over the past 75 years, a new canon has emerged. As life on Earth has become irrevocably altered by humans, visionary thinkers around the world have raised their voices to defend the planet, and affirm our place at the heart of its restoration. Their words have endured through the decades, becoming the classics of a movement.
This is his haunting account of visiting the mysterious stone statues of Easter Island, showing how a remote civilization destroyed itself by exploiting its own natural resources – and why we must heed this warning.