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What Has Nature Ever Done for Us?: How Money Really Does Grow On Trees (Paperback)
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What Has Nature Ever Done for Us?: How Money Really Does Grow On Trees (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 10/01/2013
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From Indian vultures to Chinese bees, Nature provides the 'natural services' that keep the economy going. From the recycling miracles in the soil; an army of predators ridding us of unwanted pests; an abundance of life creating a genetic codebook that underpins our food, pharmaceutical industries and much more, it has been estimated that these and other services are each year worth about double global GDP. Yet we take most of Nature's services for granted, imagining them free and limitless ...until they suddenly switch off. This is a book full of immediate, impactful stories, containing both warnings (such as in the tale of India's vultures, killed off by drugs given to cattle, leading to an epidemic of rabies) but also the positive (how birds protect fruit harvests, coral reefs protect coasts from storms and how the rainforests absorb billions of tonnes of carbon released from cars and power stations). Tony Juniper's book will change whole way you think about life, the planet and the economy

Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781846685606

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“What Has Nature Ever Done for Us?”

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“Lack of references”

An interesting book. it jumps across a whole range of things where we could work alongside nature and be better (financially and spiritually) for it. The author has obviously a number of areas and mentions discussions... More

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