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              When the Rivers Run Dry: The Global Water Crisis and How to Solve It

              When the Rivers Run Dry: The Global Water Crisis and How to Solve It (Paperback)

              By Pearce, Fred

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              We cannot live without water. But with 7.5 billion people competing for this single unevenly-distributed resource, the planet is drying up. In When the Rivers Run Dry, Fred Pearce explores the growing world water crisis, from Kent to Kenya. His powerful reportage takes us to plac...es where waterways are turning to sand before they reach the ocean; where fields are parched and crops no longer grow; where once fertile ground has turned to desert; where wars are fought over access to water and cultures are dying out. But he offers us hope for the future - if we can radically revolutionise the way we treat water, and take personal responsibility for the water we use. This landmark work, from a respected and accomplished scientist, will transform the way we view the water in our reservoirs and rivers, and change the way we treat the water in our taps.
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              ISBN 9781846276484
              Released NZ 4 Mar 2019
              Publisher Granta Books
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Deep Jungle
               

              Deep Jungle (Hardback, illustrated edition)

              By Pearce, Fred

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              Deep Jungle is written by Fred Pearce, who is a former news editor at New Scientist magazine, and is its environment and development consultant. He is syndicated in Japan, Australia and elsewhere and has filed articles from more than 50 countries.

              ISBN 9781903919552
              Released NZ 20 May 2005
              Publisher Transworld Publishers
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              The Coming Population Crash: And Our Planet's Surprising Future
               

              The Coming Population Crash: And Our Planet's Surprising Future (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Pearce, Fred

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              Pearce chronicles nearly 200 years of demographic issues, beginning with efforts to contain the demographic explosion, from the early environmental movement's racism and involvement in eugenics to coercive family-planning policies in China and India.

              ISBN 9780807001226
              Released NZ 5 Apr 2011
              Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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              Water Lands: A Vision for the World's Wetlands and Their People

              Water Lands: A Vision for the World's Wetlands and Their People (Hardback)

              By Pearce, Fred; Madgwick, Jane

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              A beautifully illustrated guide to the wetlands of the world

              ISBN 9780008390495
              Released NZ 2 Dec 2020
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              Fallout: A Journey Through the Nuclear Age, From the Atom Bomb to Radioactive Waste

              Fallout: A Journey Through the Nuclear Age, From the Atom Bomb to Radioactive Waste (Paperback)

              By Pearce, Fred

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              At a moment when a new generation of power stations and weapons are being developed, Fallout is a measured and fascinating exploration of our most misunderstood energy source and asks: what can we learn from our past mistakes, and what role should nuclear play in our future? Hiro...shima. Bikini Atoll. Windscale. Chernobyl. Fukushima. These names no longer denote a place, but a disaster. In a few syllables, they evoke the heights of human ingenuity clashing with the worst of human error. Individually, each place has its own sobering story to tell; together, they form a timeline of the nuclear age. In this compelling and deeply researched book, Fred Pearce investigates the greatest nuclear incidents and accidents of the past 80 years by visiting their now iconic landscapes. He tours former power stations and abandoned testing sites in the company of scientists and engineers, and in previously toxic wastelands, where radioactive wolves now stalk the streets and genetically-malformed flora blooms, he witnesses the surprising resilience of nature. As well as the physical legacy, Pearce also considers the psychological impact of these disasters. Amid rumours of state cover-ups, corporate deception, and hushed-up medical epidemics, Pearce weighs the evidence on either side of the argument to disentangle the facts from the fear.
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              ISBN 9781846276262
              Released NZ 4 Mar 2019
              Publisher Granta Books
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              Our Planet: The official companion to the ground-breaking Netflix original Attenborough series with a special foreword by David Attenborough

              Our Planet: The official companion to the ground-breaking Netflix original Attenborough series with a special foreword by David Attenborough (Hardback)

              By Fothergill, Alastair; Scholey, Keith; Pearce, Fred; Foreword by Attenborough, David

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              'The future of all life on this earth depends on our willingness to take action now' - David AttenboroughWhat we do in the next twenty years will determine the future of not just the natural world but humanity itself.

              ISBN 9780593079768
              Released NZ 2 Apr 2019
              Publisher Transworld Publishers
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Peoplequake: Mass Migration, Ageing Nations and the Coming Population Crash
               

              Peoplequake: Mass Migration, Ageing Nations and the Coming Population Crash (Paperback)

              By Pearce, Fred

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              Wherever we look, population is the driver of the most toxic issues on the political agenda. But the population bomb is being defused. This title takes on the matter that is fundamental to who we are and how we live, confronting our demographic demons.

              ISBN 9781905811397
              Released NZ 1 Apr 2011
              Publisher Transworld Publishers
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              Peoplequake

              Peoplequake

              By Pearce, Fred

              ISBN 9781409094241
              Released NZ 19 Mar 2010
              Publisher Random House
              Interest Age Children
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              The Landgrabbers: The New Fight Over Who Owns The Earth

              The Landgrabbers: The New Fight Over Who Owns The Earth (Paperback)

              By Pearce, Fred

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              Right now, an unprecedented land grab is taking place around the world. Every day, parcels of land - the size of Wales and larger - are being gobbled up across the plains of Africa, paddy fields of South-east Asia, jungles of Amazon and prairies of Eastern Europe. This title lift...s lid on profound ethical, economic and social issue in the world.
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              ISBN 9781905811755
              Released NZ 3 Jun 2013
              Publisher Transworld Publishers
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              The New Wild: Why invasive species will be nature's salvation

              The New Wild: Why invasive species will be nature's salvation (Paperback)

              By Pearce, Fred

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              A provocative exploration of the 'new ecology' and why most of what we think we know about alien species is wrong

              ISBN 9781785780516
              Released NZ 22 Jun 2016
              Publisher Icon Books Ltd
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