Silent Earth: Averting the Insect Apocalypse

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Harper Perennial
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5.34 X 7.97 X 0.89 inches | 0.56 pounds

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About the Author

Dave Goulson is Professor of Biology at University of Sussex. He has published more than 300 scientific articles on the ecology and conservation of bumblebees and other insects. His books include the Sunday Times bestsellers, The Garden Jungle and A Sting in the Tale, which was also shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson prize and has been translated into fifteen languages. He is a Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society, a trustee of Pesticide Action Network, and an Ambassador for the UK Wildlife Trusts.


"Goulson's book is not only enormously informative, but also hugely entertaining: its light touch and constant humor make cutting-edge research a pleasure to read about. For anyone interested in the natural world, this is essential reading." -- Independent (London)

"A terrific book...A thoughtful explanation of how the dramatic decline of insect species and numbers poses a dire threat to all life on earth." -- Booklist (Starred Review)

An attempt to educate us in the eccentric beauty of insects and their absolute necessity. -- Sunday Times (London)

"The book's greatest strength is its insistence that change is possible, and that everyone can make it happen in small and large ways. Goulson steps seamlessly between knowledgeable professor and impassioned environmentalist, and you can't help but get on board." -- Sierra Magazine

"An intense cri de coeur for saving insects...The question now is whether they can survive what humans have done to the earth." -- Times Literary Supplement (London)