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            Eating to Extinction: The World's Rarest Foods and Why We Need to Save Them

            Eating to Extinction: The World's Rarest Foods and Why We Need to Save Them (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Saladino, Dan

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            Industrial agriculture and the standardization of taste are not only wiping out many edible plants, but also the food cultures, histories and livelihoods that go with them.Inspired by a global project to collect and preserve foods that are at risk of extinction, Dan Saladino sets... out to encounter these endangered foods.
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            ISBN 9781787331242
            Released NZ 5 Jan 2022
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Around the World in 80 Plants

            Around the World in 80 Plants (Hardback)

            By Drori, Jonathan; Illustrated by Clerc, Lucille

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            An inspirational and beautifully illustrated book that tells the stories of 80 plants from around the globe.

            ISBN 9781786272300
            Publisher Orion Publishing
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            Coal and the Coast
              

            Coal and the Coast (Paperback)

            By Maunder, Paul

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            "The bodies of 29 men are still entombed in the collapsed Pike River mine, more than a year after the tragic explosion and fire of 19 November 2010. What do their deaths mean for workplace health and safety? Is there a future for coalmining in this era of climate change? How has ...the Coast changed from the centre of radicalism it represented in the early 20th century? What is the way forward for a region that has felt betrayed by a succession of political decisions and developments over several decades? Playwright and film director Paul Maunder lives in Blackball, and was one of the first emergency respondents to Pike River, within minutes of the first explosion. He kept a diary, and has since been talking to locals and reflecting on the big issues at stake."--Back cover.
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            ISBN 9781927145265
            Published NZ 1 Feb 2012
            Publisher Canterbury University Press
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Jungle: How Tropical Forests Shaped World History
             

            Jungle: How Tropical Forests Shaped World History (Paperback)

            By Roberts, Patrick

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            Jungle is a new and ambitious history of the world, telling the remarkable story of the world's tropical forests from the arrival of the first plants millions of years ago to the role of tropical forests in the evolution of the world's atmosphere, the dinosaurs, the first mammals... and even our own species and ancestors. Highlighting provocative new evidence garnered from cutting-edge research, Dr Roberts shows, for example, that our view of humans as 'savannah specialists' is wildly wrong, and that the 'Anthropocene' began not with the Industrial Revolution, but potentially as early as 6,000 years ago in the tropics. We see that the relationship between humankind and 'jungles' is deep-rooted, that we are all connected to their destruction, and that we must all act to save them. Urgent, clear-sighted and original, Jungle challenges the way we think about the world - and ourselves.
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            ISBN 9780241990780
            Released NZ 5 Oct 2022
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants

            Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants (Paperback)

            By Kimmerer, Robin Wall

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            As a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmerer has been trained to ask questions of nature with the tools of science. As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, she embraces the notion that plants and animals are our oldest teachers. In Braiding Sweetgrass, Kimmerer brings these two lense...s of knowledge together to take us on "a journey that is every bit as mythic as it is scientific, as sacred as it is historical, as clever as it is wise" (Elizabeth Gilbert). Drawing on her life as an indigenous scientist, a mother, and a woman, Kimmerer shows how other living beings-asters and goldenrod, strawberries and squash, salamanders, algae, and sweetgrass-offer us gifts and lessons, even if we've forgotten how to hear their voices. In a rich braid of reflections that range from the creation of Turtle Island to the forces that threaten its flourishing today, she circles toward a central argument- that the awakening of a wider ecological consciousness requires the acknowledgment and celebration of our reciprocal relationship with the rest of the living world. For only when we can hear the languages of other beings will we be capable of understanding the generosity of the earth, and learn to give our own gifts in return.
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            ISBN 9780141991955
            Released NZ 23 Apr 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Science of Communicating Science: The Ultimate Guide
             

            The Science of Communicating Science: The Ultimate Guide (Paperback)

            By Cormick, Craig

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            A practical guide to communicating science to influence beliefs, behaviours and policies.

            ISBN 9781486309818
            Published NZ 1 Nov 2019
            Publisher CSIRO Publishing
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            Finding the Mother Tree: Uncovering the Wisdom and Intelligence of the Forest

            Finding the Mother Tree: Uncovering the Wisdom and Intelligence of the Forest (Hardback)

            By Simard, Suzanne

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            No one has done more to transform our understanding of trees than the world-renowned scientist Suzanne Simard. Now she shares the secrets of a lifetime spent uncovering startling truths about trees- their cooperation, healing capacity, memory, wisdom and sentience. Raised in the ...forests of British Columbia, Simard was working in the forest service when she first discovered how trees communicate underground through an immense web of fungi, at the centre of which lie the Mother Trees- the mysterious, powerful entities that nurture their kin and sustain the forest. Though her ground-breaking findings were initially dismissed and even ridiculed, they are now firmly supported by the data. As her remarkable journey shows us, science is not a realm apart from ordinary life, but deeply connected with our humanity. In Finding the Mother Tree, she reveals how the complex cycle of forest life - on which we rely for our existence - offers profound lessons about resilience and kinship, and must be preserved before it's too late.
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            ISBN 9780241389348
            Released NZ 4 May 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Ecology Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained

            The Ecology Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained (Hardback)

            By DK; Foreword by Juniper, Tony

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            How do species interact with each other and their environment? How do ecosystems change? What is biodiversity and can we afford to damage it? Throughout history, humankind has tried to order the living world and understand how it works. As our influence on the planet grows, answe...ring these profound questions is becoming more and more pressing. Written in plain English, The Ecology Book is packed with short, pithy explanations of more than 90 key ideas. Step-by-step diagrams untangle tricky theories, illuminating quotes make the ideas and discoveries memorable, and witty illustrations enhance and play with our understanding of the science. You'll explore key theories, movements, and events in biology, geology, geography, and environmentalism, from the ideas of classical thinkers and Enlightenment attempts to impose order on nature, to discoveries such as DNA and theories like the Gaia hypothesis. Boxes highlighting "green" issues - the impact of pesticides, the plight of vulnerable species, and the search for renewable energy - appear throughout, as do profiles of influential figures - Charles Darwin, Carl Linnaeus, Rachel Carson, and James Lovelock - which place their ideas in their historical context. Whether you're new to ecology, a science student, or simply concerned about what's happening to our planet, this is a comprehensive introduction to the environment and climate change - arguably the most important subjects of our time.
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            ISBN 9780241350386
            Released NZ 24 Jul 2019
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
            Series Big Ideas
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            New Guinea: Nature and Culture of Earth's Grandest Island
             

            New Guinea: Nature and Culture of Earth's Grandest Island (Hardback)

            By Beehler, Bruce M.; Laman, Tim

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            An enthralling exploration of the biologically richest island on Earth, featuring more than 200 spectacular color images by award-winning National Geographic photographer Tim Laman In this beautiful book, Bruce Beehler, a renowned author and expert on New Guinea, and award-winnin...g National Geographic photographer Tim Laman take the reader on an
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            ISBN 9780691180304
            Released NZ 15 Jun 2020
            Publisher Princeton University Pre
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            The Forest in the Tree: How Fungi Shape the Earth

            The Forest in the Tree: How Fungi Shape the Earth (Hardback)

            By Wild, Ailsa; Reed, Aviva; Barr, Briony; Crocetti, Gregory

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            The story of a little fungus and a baby cacao tree who work together to survive drought.

            ISBN 9781486313310
            Published NZ 1 Sep 2020
            Publisher CSIRO Publishing
            Interest Age 8-12 years
            Series Small Friends Books
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