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The New Scramble for Africa

The New Scramble for Africa

Mark Newton

9th May, 2012

From slave labour to armed conflict, our thirst for natural resources has created serious problems for Africa. Pádraig Carmody’s latest book attempts to unravel the moral morass, says Mark Newton more...
Learning from the Octopus

Learning from the Octopus

Rachael Stubbins

3rd May, 2012

Did you know that the humble octopus can teach us how to prevent security threats or deal with natural catastrophes? Nor did Rachael Stubbins until she read Rafe Sagarin’s new book more...
The Peregrine

The Peregrine

Mark Newton

26th April, 2012

A masterpiece of nature writing, J.A. Baker’s ‘The Peregrine’ is well worth revisiting, says Mark Newton, not just for the prose but also to help us re-engage with the natural world more...
The No-Nonsense Guide to World Population

The No-Nonsense Guide to World Population

Mark Newton

19th April, 2012

Is population really the demographic time bomb it’s portrayed as? Author Vanessa Baird sifts through the evidence and comes up with some surprising answers, says Mark Newton more...
Let Them Eat Shrimp: The Tragic Disappearance of the Rainforests of the Sea

Let Them Eat Shrimp: The Tragic Disappearance of the Rainforests of the Sea

Laurie Tuffrey

12th April, 2012

Mangroves are the unsung heroes of the biosphere, says Kennedy Warne in his comprehensive study. So why are we so ready to rip them up in pursuit of tropical golf courses and all-you-can-eat shrimp? more...
The Great Animal Orchestra: Finding the Origins of Music in the World’s Wild Places

The Great Animal Orchestra: Finding the Origins of Music in the World's Wild Places

Laurie Tuffrey

5th April, 2012

Bernie Krause has spent a lifetime recording the sonics of nature. But, as Laurie Tuffrey finds, his quest to record the elusive sound of the wild finds practical application in conservation more...
Rio Rocket Stars in A Frisbee to Fly

Rio Rocket Stars in A Frisbee to Fly

Ruth Styles

29th March, 2012

Wonderful illustrations, an entertaining story and a free packet of rocket seeds make Rio Rocket’s adventures an enjoyable way to introduce kids to green issues more...
Water Matters: Why We Need to Act Now to Save Our Most Critical Resource

Water Matters: Why We Need to Act Now to Save Our Most Critical Resource

Mark Newton

22nd March, 2012

Tara Lohan’s Water Matters is an anthology that almost, but doesn’t quite deliver, says Mark Newton more...
The World’s Heritage

The World’s Heritage

Ruth Styles

15th March, 2012

Championing conservation and shining a spotlight on some of the planet’s most iconic places, UNESCO's latest tome, The World’s Heritage, is an inspiring read, says Ruth Styles
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The Naturescaping Workbook: A Step-by-Step Guide for Bringing Nature to Your Backyard

The Naturescaping Workbook: A Step-by-Step Guide for Bringing Nature to Your Backyard

Laurie Tuffrey

1st March, 2012

Beth O’Donnell Young’s opus urges us to dispense with our prim patios and manicured lawns, and let nature in. Laurie Tuffrey hears the call more...
The Self-Sufficiency Manual: A Complete Practical Guide to Living Off the Land

The Self-Sufficiency Manual: A Complete Practical Guide to Living Off the Land

Mark Newton

23rd February, 2012

Alison Candlin’s opus does the basics brilliantly but doesn’t go into enough depth for Mark Newton more...
The Arctic: Treasure of the North

Arctic: Treasure of the North

Priyanka Mogul

17th February, 2012

Authors Bernd Römmelt and Thomas Henningsen have captured the Arctic’s stunning beauty and documented the struggle to survive in the face of climate change, says Priyanka Mogul more...

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The Third Industrial Revolution

The Third Industrial Revolution: How Lateral Power is Transforming Energy, the Economy, and the World

Mark Newton

2nd February, 2012

If you only pick up one green book this year, make it Jeremy Rifkin’s The Third Industrial Revolution. It will change the way you think, says Mark Newton more...
A Better World is Possible

A Better World is Possible

Bethany Hubbard

26th January, 2012

Bruce Nixon’s call to arms examines the perils of the global economic system, and challenges us to think sustainably, writes Bethany Hubbard more...
The Power of Self-Healing: Unlock Your Natural Healing Potential in 21 Days

The Power of Self-Healing: Unlock Your Natural Healing Potential in 21 Days

Ruth Styles

19th January, 2012

Don’t let the touchy-feely title put you off: Dr Fabrizio Mancini’s latest opus is packed with sensible advice, argues Ruth Styles more...
Let Live: A Bike Ride, Climate Change and the CIA

Let Live: A Bike Ride, Climate Change and the CIA

Daniel Copley

5th January, 2012

What could have been a rip-roaring yarn with an important message is spoiled by unlikely dialogue and overly simple characters, says Daniel Copley more...
good shopping guide

The Good Shopping Guide (10th Anniversary Edition)

Mark Newton

22nd December, 2011

Did you know that Green & Black's aren't quite as ethical as they'd like you to think? Nor did Mark Newton until the Good Shopping Guide came his way more...
Fish

Book review: Fish

Ben Hudson

15th December, 2011

Elizabeth DeSombre and J. Samuel Barkin’s readable prose makes unpicking the complex politics and economics behind the fishing industry look as easy as shooting fish in a barrel more...
How to Make and Use Compost - The Ultimate Guide

How to Make and Use Compost - The Ultimate Guide

Mark Newton

1st December, 2011

Packed with useful advice, Nicky Scott’s ultimate guide to compost is essential reading for professional and amateur gardeners alike, says Mark Newton more...
Counterpower: Making Change Happen

Counterpower: Making Change Happen

Mark Newton

17th November, 2011

Can political movements past provide lessons for future protest? According to Tim Gee’s Counterpower they most definitely can - and the result, says Mark Newton, is truly inspiring more...
Ecological Ethics

Ecological Ethics

Mark Newton

11th November, 2011

Patrick Curry’s Ecological Ethics is a comprehensive and engaging assessment of modern environmental philosophy, says Mark Newton more...
The Exultant Ark

The Exultant Ark: A Pictorial Tour of Animal Pleasure

Robert Phillips

28th October, 2011

Packed with wonderful photos, Jonathan Balcombe’s book is a captivating look at animal pleasure, says Robert Phillips more...
The Holistic Beauty Book

The Holistic Beauty Book

Ruth Styles

13th October, 2011

The idea of DIY beauty products is a nice one, says Ruth Styles. But as some of Star Khechara’s recipes proved, they don’t always work more...
Extreme Insects

Extreme Insects

Ruth Styles

6th October, 2011

Entomologist and journalist Richard Jones never fails to entertain, amuse and educate where bugs are concerned and Extreme Insects is no exception; even when, quivers Ruth Styles, you’re scared of them more...
An Iceberg as Big as Manhattan

An Iceberg as Big as Manhattan

Gervase Poulden

29th September

David Shukman’s book is both an entertaining collection of a journalist’s tales and the perfect introduction to the environmental challenges facing the world today, says Gervase Poulden more...

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