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Kids turned up at school dressed as everyone from Minnie the Minx to Harry Potter this morning, but the point about World Book Day is that everyone gets involved. Here are seven great titles to kick back and enjoy.
What Nature Does for Britain
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’.
Following on from What Has Nature Ever Done For Us?, Tony Juniper takes a closer look at the many ways in which nature sustains health, wealth and security in Britain. Juniper argues there’s plenty of money available to conserve and restore the natural systems we rely on — we just need to spend in more rational and efficient ways.
Mountains of the Mind
Why do we risk our lives to climb mountains? What is it about unbagged peaks that calls to the adventurer inside all of us?
Combining accounts of legendary mountain ascents with vivid descriptions of his own forays into wild, high landscapes, Robert Macfarlane reveals how the mystery of the world’s highest places has came to grip the Western imagination.
This Changes Everything
It was only a matter of time before award-winning journalist Naomi Klein turned her attention to climate change — and we’re so glad she did.
In what has been described as her ‘most provocative book yet’, Klein addresses the most profound threat humanity has ever faced: the war our economic model is waging against life on Earth.
The Spirit Level
Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett
A more equal society is better for all of us – including the rich. Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett draw on years of research to explain how almost everything – from life expectancy to mental illness, violence to illiteracy – is affected not by how wealthy a society is, but how equal it is.
This book may well change the way you see the world.
HRH The Prince of Wales
Ever wondered what our future monarch really thinks about the world? In Harmony, HRH Prince Charles The Prince of Wales tells the story of how our disconnection from Nature has contributed to the greatest crisis in the history of mankind.
Prince Charles’ views on everything from deforestation to urbanisation are underpinned by a philosophy that remained unspoken until this book was released.
Edited by Marian Van Eyk McCain
Green spirituality is the key to a new 21st century consciousness – and GreenSpirit: Path to a New Consciousness is the most comprehensive book ever written on the subject.
Featuring contributions from 29 inspirational writers, including Matthew Fox, Brian Swimme, Satish Kumar, Emma Restall Orr, David Korten and Neil Douglas-Klotz, this book explains why only by putting the Earth and its ecosystems at the heart of our thinking will we be able to avoid ecological disaster.
Flat Earth News
John Humphrys said ‘if you read newspapers, you must read this book’ — and we couldn’t agree more.
Nick Davies, an award-winning reporter, decided to break Fleet Street’s unwritten rule and investigate his own colleagues; along with a network of sources, he discovered falsehood, distortion and propaganda in the global media.