Letters to the Earth: Writing to a Planet in Crisis (Hardback)
  • Letters to the Earth: Writing to a Planet in Crisis (Hardback)
  • Letters to the Earth: Writing to a Planet in Crisis (Hardback)
  • Letters to the Earth: Writing to a Planet in Crisis (Hardback)
  • Letters to the Earth: Writing to a Planet in Crisis (Hardback)
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Letters to the Earth: Writing to a Planet in Crisis (Hardback)

(author of introduction), (illustrator)
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Hardback 272 Pages
Published: 14/11/2019
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Waterstones Says

Featuring missives from both celebrities and the general public, Letters to the Earth is an inspiring and provocative collection of personal testimony and a revealing snapshot of outrage at the global climate crisis.

The largest creative response to the climate and ecological emergency the world has yet seen.

2019 was the year of rebellion.

It was the year nurses, poets, nine-year olds and grandparents came together to say: we know the truth about climate change - now it is time to act.

But what words describe this crisis? What words can help our children come to terms with the future they will inherit?

Earlier this year, Culture Declares Emergency invited people from all around the world to find those words by writing a letter to the earth. The invitation was open to all - to think beyond the human narrative and bear witness to the scale of the crisis. Letters of love, loss, hope and action were written by over 1000 people.

Now published as a collection, Letters To The Earth brings together the voices of children and the public with authors, scientists and playwrights in the first creative project of its kind.

Alongside letters from the public, Letters To The Earth received submissions from artist and peace activist Yoko Ono, poet Kae Tempest, actor Mark Rylance, author, and illustrator of The Lost Words Jackie Morris, novelist Anna Hope, environmental writer Jay Griffiths and Green Party MP Caroline Lucas. Together they are an invitation to consider how this existential threat affects the way we live our lives and the action we take.

Lots of books consider the climate and ecological crisis from a political or scientific perspective, but Letters To The Earth is the first book to chronicle how humankind is collectively processing planetary crisis.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780008374440
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 340 g
Dimensions: 209 x 141 x 27 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

‘The personal, the poetic, the dramatic, the salvo, the call to action: it’s all here, in this timely anthology’. JINI REDDY The Ecologist ‘[Letters to the Earth] is an amazing project, and I support it wholeheartedly… By healing the Earth, we heal ourselves. By loving it, we love ourselves. And by telling its stories, we tell our own, and ensure that they will continue. All power to this amazing project.’ JOANNE HARRIS An extraordinary book. Reading it will remind you of our enduring connection to this planet we call home, and the urgency with which we need to respond to the climate crisis. The letters speak of how much we stand to lose if we fail to take action now. I encourage you to read them. STEPHEN DALDRY, Director of Billy Elliot ‘A beautiful book calling for us all to look after the place we call home … Read it, then buy it for everyone you know.’ RED MAGAZINE ‘Letters to the Earth is a compelling ode to the elemental and fundamental aspects of our planet… a must-read for anyone who lives on earth.’ BELLA LACK Conservationist and Born Free Youth Ambassador ‘An outpouring of grief, anger, hope, love and loss – a collection of letters penned by many thousands have been distilled into this powerful book. Names life Emma Thompson might act as a lure, but the true strength comes from the broad range of contributors. There are moments of real beauty in these pages.’ BBC Wildlife ‘Occasionally I come across books that have the power to influence lives, and this I would count as one of them.’ BEN EAGLE Thinking Country

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