How Bad Are Bananas?: The Carbon Footprint of Everything

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Price
$16.95  $15.59
Publisher
Greystone Books
Publish Date
Pages
256
Dimensions
5.59 X 0.61 X 8.49 inches | 0.7 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781553658313

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About the Author

Mike Berners-Lee thinks, writes, researches and consults on sustainability and responses to the challenges of the twenty-first century. He is the founder of Small World Consulting (SWC), an associate company of Lancaster University, which works with organisations from small businesses to the biggest tech giants. SWC is a leader in the field of carbon metrics, targets and actions. About his first book - How Bad Are Bananas? The Carbon Footprint Of Everything - Bill Bryson wrote 'I can't remember the last time I read a book that was more fascinating, useful and enjoy - able all at the same time'. His second book (co-written with Duncan Clark) - The Burning Question: We Can't Burn Half the World's Oil, Coal, and Gas. So How Do We Quit? - explores the big picture of climate change and the underlying global dynamics, asking what mix of politics, economics, psychology and technology are really required to deal with the problem. Al Gore described it as 'Fascinating, important and highly recommended'. Mike is a professor in the Institute for Social Futures at Lancaster University, where he develops practical tools for thinking about the future, and researches the global food system and carbon metrics.

Reviews

- Winner of the 2012 Green BOok Festival Award

"deftly blends intelligence with entertainment, perhaps creating a unique genre: a page-turner for the climate conscious."--Publishers Weekly

"This informative book provides a workable way to think about how the elements of modern society and individual decisions contribute toward the insidious increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide levels--the "footprint"--that is the major contributor to global warming ... Recommended. All levels/libraries"--Choice Reviews

"I can't remember the last time I read a book that was more fascinating and useful and enjoyable."--Bill Bryson

"An engaging book that manages to present serious science without preaching."--New Scientist