Cows Save the Planet: And Other Improbable Ways of Restoring Soil to Heal the Earth (Paperback)
  • Cows Save the Planet: And Other Improbable Ways of Restoring Soil to Heal the Earth (Paperback)
zoom

Cows Save the Planet: And Other Improbable Ways of Restoring Soil to Heal the Earth (Paperback)

(author), (foreword)
£13.99
Paperback 240 Pages
Published: 26/06/2013
  • In stock

Usually dispatched within 2-3 working days

  • This item has been added to your basket

In Cows Save the Planet, journalist Judith D. Schwartz looks at soil as a crucible for our many overlapping environmental, economic, and social crises.

Schwartz reveals that for many of these problems-climate change, desertification, biodiversity loss, droughts, floods, wildfires, rural poverty, malnutrition, and obesity-there are positive, alternative scenarios to the degradation and devastation we face. In each case, our ability to turn these crises into opportunities depends on how we treat the soil.

Drawing on the work of thinkers and doers, renegade scientists and institutional whistleblowers from around the world, Schwartz challenges much of the conventional thinking about global warming and other problems. For example, land can suffer from undergrazing as well as overgrazing, since certain landscapes, such as grasslands, require the disturbance from livestock to thrive. Regarding climate, when we focus on carbon dioxide, we neglect the central role of water in soil-"green water"-in temperature regulation. And much of the carbon dioxide that burdens the atmosphere is not the result of fuel emissions, but from agriculture; returning carbon to the soil not only reduces carbon dioxide levels but also enhances soil fertility.

Cows Save the Planet is at once a primer on soil's pivotal role in our ecology and economy, a call to action, and an antidote to the despair that environmental news so often leaves us with.

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing Co
ISBN: 9781603584326
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 363 g
Dimensions: 229 x 153 x 13 mm

You may also be interested in...

The Native Woodlands of Scotland
Added to basket
The Highland Clearances
Added to basket
The Frackers
Added to basket
£16.99
Paperback
Permaculture Design
Added to basket
£15.95   £7.00
Paperback
Water 4.0
Added to basket
£17.99
Paperback
Sylva, Or, a Discourse of Forest Trees
Added to basket
Cry of the Earth, Cry of the Poor
Added to basket
Sowing Seeds in the Desert
Added to basket
Hungry City
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
Biodiversity
Added to basket
£38.95
Paperback
Salt
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Woodland Management
Added to basket
£16.99
Hardback
Water: All That Matters
Added to basket
Energy: The Basics
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.

env: aptum
branch: