Rainforest: Dispatches from Earth's Most Vital Frontlines

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6.0 X 1.2 X 8.9 inches | 1.5 pounds

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About the Author
Tony Juniper is a writer, sustainability adviser and long-serving environmentalist. He has published several successful and award-winning books, including the bestseller What Has Nature Ever Done for Us? and Saving Planet Earth. He has worked on efforts to conserve tropical forests for more than thirty years, including with BirdLife International, Friends of the Earth, and as an Advisor to The Prince's Rainforests Project. He is currently the Chair of Natural England, the country's official government conservation agency.
"A thoughtful exploration, scientific and political, of the ecological web from raindrop to global climactic system...[Juniper] writes with a lightly worn but deep understanding of ecology, conservation biology, and population dynamics. He lucidly explains such matters as how to enlist rural populations in sustaining rainforests, identifying a host of big-picture problems such as poverty and political corruption, and making a strong case for 'the idea that in combating climate change there [is] no more effective step than halting deforestation.' A sturdy primer for anyone interested in learning about tropical rainforests and why it's essential to keep them healthy."--Kirkus
"People take action when they are inspired. And this is exactly what Tony's book does. It is an incredible, firsthand account of one of the most important environmental battles of our time, one that we simply cannot afford to lose. Because a fight for the rainforests is a fight for Planet Earth and for the peoples of the world."--Erik Solheim, Executive Director, United Nations Environment Programme, 2016-2018
"[Juniper] tackles the rain forest as a topic from multiple angles in this heavily researched, smartly written, and singularly important title...This is science writing at its best, an immersive read with a powerful message about why what happens in one part of the world matters to all of us."--Booklist
"This book is essential reading for anyone who wants a better future for our planet."--Choice