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"This is information with attitude... it will make you think afresh about some of the biggest issues facing the planet."

Jonathan Dimbleby

Fragile Earth - a growing series of little books covering big issues

Highlighting the perilous state of our world yet offering imaginative and radical solutions and some intriguing facts, these little books will make you weep and smile. They are regularly revised, keeping you up to date and well armed for the battle with apathy.

STUFFED* - Positive action to prevent a global food crisis

STUFFED* - Positive action to prevent a global food crisis

Stuffed presents a global perspective on food production and agriculture and proposes a sustainable and fairly traded path we can follow to secure food for all and protection for the planet.

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Climate Change - Our Warming World

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Climate change is the greatest challenge facing humanity today. In the coming decade a tipping point may be reached triggering irreversible impacts to our planet. This book is not just for scientists or academics, it is for everyone concerned about the future of the earth.

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Do Humans Dream of Electric Cars

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Your journey to sustainable travel

Packed with action plans for individuals, businesses and the wider community, the guide also features innovative schemes that are already achieving popularity. Using analogies and statistics, the book shows the implications of our actions at a time when we are living beyond the planet’s capacity.

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Money Matters

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Putting the eco into economics - global crisis and local solutions

Money Matters could make you look at everything from your bank statements to the coins in your pocket in a whole new way. It could even change your life.

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Ban the Plastic Bag

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A community action plan for a carrier bag-free world

In May 2007 Modbury in Devon became Britain's first plastic bag-free town. This book takes the Modbury story and uses it as a call to action, entreating every village, town and city in the country to follow its example and ban the plastic bag.

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The Big Earth Book (paperback) - out now.

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A provocative look at climate change

The challenge of our century: saving our planet. This stimulating book will tell you all about climate change and what we must do about it.

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The Book of Rubbish Ideas

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An interactive room-by-room guide to reducing household waste.

A room-by-room tour of your home offers tips on how to reduce the amount of rubbish you bring home and ultimately dispose of. Supported with case studies from everyday folk who are making their personal contribution to waste reduction through their own clever initiatives, and a peep at how some of the celebrity 'greens' cope with their daily waste, the book offers the tips and advice you need to start your own rubbish reduction plan.

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What about China?

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“What is the point of doing anything when China opens a new power station every week?”

All of us are guilty of making excuses not to change our lifestyles especially when it comes to global warming and climate change. What about China? aims to show us that all the excuses we give to avoid making changes that will reduce our carbon footprint and our personal impact on the environment, are exactly that, excuses! This book illustrates through clear answers, explanation, facts and figures, that any changes we make now will have an effect, both directly and indirectly, on climate change.

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One Planet Living

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If everyone in the world consumed the planet's natural resources at the same rate as people in the UK, we would need three planets to support us. Two environmental organisations, BioRegional and WWF, have come together to promote a simple set of principles designed to make sustainable living easy, affordable and attractive.

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The Little Food Book

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Written by Craig Sams, Chairman of the Soil Association, is an explosive account of the food we eat today. Never have we been at such risk - from our food. This book will help you understand what's at stake.

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The Little Money Book

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If everyone in the world consumed the planet's natural resources at the same rate as people in the UK, we would need three planets to support us. Two environmental organisations, BioRegional and WWF, have come together to promote a simple set of principles designed to make sustainable living easy, affordable and attractive.

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The Little Earth Book

This title is no longer in print

Written by James Bruges, was the first title in the Fragile Earth Books series and is now in its 4th edition. Issues as diverse as Water, Weapons of War, Inequality, Free Trade, Organics and Genes are tackled in approachable, bite-sized essays packed with good sense.

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