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            Regenesis: Feeding the World without Devouring the Planet
             

            Regenesis: Feeding the World without Devouring the Planet (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Monbiot, George

            • RRP: $37.00
            • $29.60
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            • Pub Date
              15 Jun 22

            People talk a lot about the problems with intensive farming. But the problem isn't the adjective. It's the noun. Around the world, farming has been wiping out vast habitats, depleting freshwater, polluting oceans, and accelerating global heating, while leaving millions undernouri...shed and unfed. Increasingly, there are signs that the system itself is beginning to flicker. But, as George Monbiot shows us in this brilliant, bracingly original new book, there is another way. Regenesis is an exhilarating journey into a new possible future for food, people and the planet. Drawing on the revelatory, rapidly advancing science of soil ecology, Monbiot shows how the hidden biological universe beneath our feet could transform what we eat and how we grow it. He travels to meet the people who are unlocking these methods, from the fruit and vegetable growers who cultivate pests as well as potatoes; through producers of perennial grains who are liberating their fields from ploughs; to the scientists pioneering new forms of protein and fat that can be cooked into rich golden pancakes and much, much more. We start to see how the tiniest life forms in the soil might help us save the living world, allowing us to produce abundant, cheap, healthy food while returning vast swathes of land to the wild. Here, for the first time, is a profoundly hopeful, appetising and exciting vision of food- of revolutionary cultivation and cuisine that could nourish us all and restore our world of wonders.
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            ISBN 9780241563458
            Released NZ 15 Jun 2022
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Availability
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            The Wood Age: How Wood Shaped the Whole of Human History
             

            The Wood Age: How Wood Shaped the Whole of Human History (Paperback)

            By Ennos, Roland

            • RRP: $27.99
            • $22.39
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            • Pub Date
              1 Jun 22

            Roland Ennos' The Wood Age is a love-letter to the world's most vital and yet most threatened material. It is the story of how wood has shaped our human experience from the earliest foragers to the modern four poster bed. 'A stunning book on the incalculable debt humanity owes wo...od...' John Carey, The Sunday Times
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            ISBN 9780008318871
            Released NZ 1 Jun 2022
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Climate Change: The Real Problem and What We Can Do To Fix It

            Climate Change: The Real Problem and What We Can Do To Fix It (Hardback)

            • RRP: $29.99
            • $29.99
            • In Stock At Supplier

            Facing the challenges of climate change involves all of us. This book offers children truth without despair, hope without deception, and a road map to a better future. After a recap of the physical causes of climate change - coal, cars, cows, etc. - the book comes to the real pro...blem: adults behaving like children. A range of familiar arguments are rehearsed, before a cast of kids steps in, and shows us how the problems should be approached, with fairness, kindness and maturity.
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            ISBN 9781925847956
            Published NZ 1 Oct 2020
            Publisher AUSTRALIAN GEOGRAPHIC
            Interest Age 2-6 years
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            Regenesis: Feeding the World without Devouring the Planet
             

            Regenesis: Feeding the World without Devouring the Planet (Hardback)

            By Monbiot, George

            • RRP: $55.00
            • $44.00
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            • Pub Date
              15 Jun 22

            People talk a lot about the problems with intensive farming. But the problem isn't the adjective. It's the noun. Around the world, farming has been wiping out vast habitats, depleting freshwater, polluting oceans, and accelerating global heating, while leaving millions undernouri...shed and unfed. Increasingly, there are signs that the system itself is beginning to flicker. But, as George Monbiot shows us in this brilliant, bracingly original new book, there is another way. Regenesis is an exhilarating journey into a new possible future for food, people and the planet. Drawing on the revelatory, rapidly advancing science of soil ecology, Monbiot shows how the hidden biological universe beneath our feet could transform what we eat and how we grow it. He travels to meet the people who are unlocking these methods, from the fruit and vegetable growers who cultivate pests as well as potatoes; through producers of perennial grains who are liberating their fields from ploughs; to the scientists pioneering new forms of protein and fat that can be cooked into rich golden pancakes and much, much more. We start to see how the tiniest life forms in the soil might help us save the living world, allowing us to produce abundant, cheap, healthy food while returning vast swathes of land to the wild. Here, for the first time, is a profoundly hopeful, appetising and exciting vision of food- of revolutionary cultivation and cuisine that could nourish us all and restore our world of wonders.
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            ISBN 9780241447642
            Released NZ 15 Jun 2022
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Water Always Wins: Thriving in an Age of Drought and Deluge
             

            Water Always Wins: Thriving in an Age of Drought and Deluge (Hardback)

            By Gies, Erica

            • RRP: $42.99
            • $35.25
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            • Pub Date
              2 Aug 22

            Water Always Wins will take readers through time and around the world to understand the water we take for granted, and to learn to work in harmony with it.

            ISBN 9781800247369
            Released NZ 2 Aug 2022
            Publisher Head of Zeus
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Imperial Wine: How the British Empire Made Wine's New World
              

            Imperial Wine: How the British Empire Made Wine's New World (Hardback)

            By Regan-Lefebvre, Jennifer

            • RRP: $85.83
            • $85.83
            • Internationally sourced

            A fascinating deep dive into the colonial roots of the global wine industry.Imperial Wine is a bold, rigorous history of Britain's surprising role in creating the wine industries of Australia, South Africa, and New Zealand. Here, historian Jennifer Regan-Lefebvre bridges the genr...es of global commodity history and imperial history, presenting provocative new research in an accessible narrative. This is the first book to argue that today's global wine industry exists as a result of settler colonialism and that imperialism was central, not incidental, to viticulture in the British colonies. Wineries were established almost immediately after the colonization of South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand as part of a civilizing mission: tidy vines, heavy with fruit, were symbolic of Britain's subordination of foreign lands. Economically and culturally, nineteenth-century settler winemakers saw the British market as paramount. However, British drinkers were apathetic towards what they pejoratively called "colonial wine." The tables only began to turn after the First World War, when colonial wines were marketed as cheap and patriotic and started to find their niche among middle- and working-class British drinkers. This trend, combined with social and cultural shifts after the Second World War, laid the foundation for the New World revolution in the 1980s, making Britain into a confirmed country of wine-drinkers and a massive market for New World wines. These New World producers may have only received critical acclaim in the late twentieth century, but Imperial Wine shows that they had spent centuries wooing, and indeed manufacturing, a British market for inexpensive colonial wines. This book is sure to satisfy any curious reader who savors the complex stories behind this commodity chain.
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            ISBN 9780520343689
            Publisher University of California Press
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            A Blue New Deal: Why We Need a New Politics for the Ocean
             

            A Blue New Deal: Why We Need a New Politics for the Ocean (Hardback)

            By Armstrong, Chris

            • RRP: $65.45
            • $65.45
            • Internationally sourced

            An urgent account of the state of our oceans today-and what we must do to protect them

            ISBN 9780300259742
            Publisher Yale University Press
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            The Devouring Dragon: How China's Rise Threatens The Natural World
             

            The Devouring Dragon: How China's Rise Threatens The Natural World (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New Zealand edition)

            By Simons, Craig

            "China is transforming our natural world at an alarming rate. It is the world's largest market for endangered wildlife, poached from India and Africa. It is the top importer of tropical timber, harvested illegally in Indonesia. In Brazil, farmers clear large swaths of the Amazon ...rainforest to meet Chinese demand for soybean oil and beef. In the U.S., toxic levels of mercury originating from Chinese power plants have polluted a third of American lakes and nearly a quarter of its rivers. Craig Simons' new book, "The devouring dragon", looks at how China, in its ascendance, has become the world's worst polluting superpower, creating a devastating environmental impact worldwide. Simons argues that China's most significant impacts over the twenty-first century will be not only on jobs, corporate profits and political alliances, but also on our natural world. "The devouring dragon" combines in-depth reporting with wide-ranging interviews, scientific research, and travel to some of the most beautiful places on earth. It amply demonstrates the urgency of the issue and also hope for the future. With the Obama administration placing China among its top three foreign policy priorities, Craig Simons argues eloquently for ways in which the United States and China can forge a new era of cooperation, support emerging environmental groups within China, and begin to ensure a sustainable future for the planet." --Publisher description.
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            ISBN 9781877551888
            Published NZ 1 Jul 2013
            Publisher Awa Press
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            The Meat Paradox: Eating, Empathy, and the Future of Meat
             

            The Meat Paradox: Eating, Empathy, and the Future of Meat (Hardback)

            By Percival, Rob

            • RRP: $59.50
            • $56.26
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            • In Stock US

            From a vital new voice in food ethics comes a smart, nuanced investigation into the current meat debate. Our future diet will be shaped by diverse forces. It will be shaped by novel technologies, by geopolitical tensions, and the evolution of cultural preferences, by shocks to th...e status quo-- pandemics and economic strife, the escalation of the climate and ecological crises--and by how we choose to respond. It will also be shaped by our emotions. It will be shaped by the meat paradox. Should we eat animals? was, until recently, a question reserved for moral philosophers and an ethically minded minority, but it is now posed on restaurant menus and supermarket shelves, on social media and morning television. The recent surge in popularity for veganism in the UK, Europe and North America has created a rupture in the rites and rituals of meat, challenging the cultural narratives that sustain our omnivory. In The Meat Paradox, Rob Percival, an expert in the politics of meat, searches for the evolutionary origins of the meat paradox, asking when our relationship with meat first became emotionally and ethically complicated. Every society must eat, and meat provides an important source of nutrients. But every society is moved by its empathy. We must all find a way of balancing competing and contradictory imperatives. This new book is essential reading for anyone interested in the origins of our empathy, the psychology of our dietary choices, and anyone who has wondered whether they should or shouldn't eat meat.
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            ISBN 9781643138732
            Publisher Pegasus Books
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            The Meat Paradox: 'Brilliantly provocative, original, electrifying' Bee Wilson, Financial Times
             

            The Meat Paradox: 'Brilliantly provocative, original, electrifying' Bee Wilson, Financial Times (Hardback)

            By Percival, Rob

            • RRP: $60.00
            • $49.20
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            • Pub Date
              3 Jul 22

            How will we eat a decade from now, or a century? Will we be eating meat?

            ISBN 9781408713815
            Released NZ 3 Jul 2022
            Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
            Interest Age 19+ years
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