Forget Me Not: Finding the forgotten species of climate-change Britain (Hardback)Sophie Pavelle (author)
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Delivering an important piece of climate writing in charming, funny and thought-provoking prose, Pavelle takes the reader on a tour around Britain to meet ten rare native species that are at risk of extinction in the next few decades.
Join Sophie Pavelle on a low-carbon journey around Britain in search of ten animals and habitats threatened by climate change in the 21st century.
Forget-me-not - a beautiful flower and a plea from our islands' wildlife. When climate change has driven dozens of our most charismatic species to extinction, will they be forgotten? Like many of her generation, Sophie Pavelle is determined to demand action on climate change.
In her hilarious and thought-provoking first book, she describes the trips she took to see ten rare native species: species that could disappear by 2050 and be forgotten by the end of the century if their habitats continue to decline. Sophie challenged herself to find them the low-carbon way, travelling the length of Britain on foot, by bicycle, in an electric car, by kayak, on ferries and in a lot of trains.
From Bodmin Moor to the Orkney Islands, Sophie encountered species on the frontline of climate change in Britain. Which are going to be seriously affected, and why? Could some bounce back from the brink? Or are we too late to save them?
Forget Me Not is a clarion call: we all need to play a part in tackling this most existential of threats. Everyone can see wildlife in the British Isles without contributing to its destruction. With joyful irreverence, Sophie shows us we can dare to hope. Journey with her, and she may even inspire you to take action for nature and head out on your own low-carbon adventure.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 352
Dimensions: 216 x 135 mm
'A fierce, passionate stand for the wild.' - Megan McCubbin, zoologist, conservationist and broadcaster
'This engaging romp in search of our most endangered species is a timely reminder of the magic we have in nature and what we are set to lose if we don't wake up. Funny, full of interest and often poignant, travelling with Sophie Pavelle is a journey to remember.' - Isabella Tree, author of Wilding
'This is such a beautiful book. Full of humour, adventure, poignancy. It will make you value the country around you and even hungrier to protect it. Remarkable.' - Nell Frizzell, journalist and author of The Panic Years
'Urgent and challenging, but also fun and beautifully written, Sophie documents her low-carbon journeys exposing the reality of climate change in Britain.' - Simon Reeve, broadcast journalist, adventurer and author of Step by Step
'Beautiful. Rare. Profound. Hopeful.' - Charlotte Philby, author of A Double Life
'Vibrant and vital. The trials of ten treasured species that we can't afford to fail. A biological romp with a real mission.' - Chris Packham, broadcaster and author of Fingers in the Sparkle Jar
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