Tickets for the Ark (Hardback)
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Tickets for the Ark (Hardback)

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Hardback 256 Pages
Published: 17/02/2022
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Waterstones Says

Examining the trade-offs conservation needs to make as wildlife declines, Nesbit’s stimulating book delivers an eye-opening account of the tough and urgent decisions required in shaping the future of our planet.

Our planet hasn't seen the current rate of extinction since the demise of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago, and global conservation efforts are failing to halt this. As a society, we face choices which will determine the fate of Earth's estimated 8.7 million species, including humans.

As wildlife declines, conservation needs to make trade-offs. But what should we conserve and why? Are we wrong to love bees and hate wasps? Are native species more valuable than newcomers (aka invasives)? Should some animals be culled to protect others, and what do we want the 'natural world' to look like? There are many surprising answers in Rebecca Nesbit's lively, stimulating book, which sows the seeds of a debate we urgently need to have.

Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781788167079
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 420 g
Dimensions: 218 x 144 x 30 mm
Edition: Main


MEDIA REVIEWS

Thought-provoking and topical ... an illuminating analysis of where human efforts may best be directed - Observer

Amazing ... important - Birdwatching

Thought-provoking ... Nesbit challenges some widely held assumptions, many I held myself, and is skillful in doing so ... a welcome antidote to the simplistic and divisive thinking that can sometimes taint the well-meaning world of conservation. - Katie Burton, Geographical

Conservation often requires tough decisions. Rebecca Nesbit takes an entertaining and unflinching look at one of the toughest decisions of all - what do we save if we can't save everything. A fascinating read for anyone interested in the future of the planet - Adam Hart, author and BBC science presenter

Praise for Rebecca Nesbit: Clear-headed and with a strictly fact-based view of the issue, it highlights the complexities inherent in understanding the multiple ways in which plant genetic engineering can and has been used in the real world. If you want to get beyond post-truth on the issue of GMOs, Nesbit's book is a great place to start - Mark Lynas

Tickets for the Ark expertly navigates us through innumerable conservation dilemmas, trilemmas and quadrillemas, and forces us to contemplate our own underlying assumptions about the natural world. Why do we want to protect wildlife, for whom, and how can we reach agreement when entirely reasonable people take differing perspectives? - Chris Thomas, author, Inheritors of the Earth

Tickets for the Ark answers crucial questions that it hadn't occurred to most of us even to ask - Ken Thompson, author, Where Do Camels Belong?

Makes you question why you care about the things you care about - and why you don't care about things you should ... a fantastic way to explore a range of really difficult questions faced by those who want to conserve the natural world - Tom Ireland, editor, Biologist

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