Paperback What nature does for Britain / Tony Juniper ; additional research by Lucy McRobert.
Publication year: 2015
Publisher: London : Profile Books,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781781253281 (pbk.) :
From the peat bogs and woodlands that help to secure our water supply, to the bees and soils that produce most of the food we eat, Britain is rich in 'natural capital'. Yet we take supplies of clean water and secure food for granted, rarely considering the free work nature does for Britain. In fact for years we have damaged the systems that sustain us under the illusion that we are keeping prices down. As Tony Juniper's analysis shows, the ways in which we meet our needs often doesn't make economic sense. Through first hand accounts and examples of how the damage is being repaired, he takes readers on a journey to a different Britain from the one many assume we inhabit, not a country where nature is worthless or an impediment to progress, but the real Britain, the one where we are supported by nature, wildlife and natural systems at almost every turn.
281 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm