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The Resource What has nature ever done for us? : how money really does grow on trees, Tony Juniper ; foreword by HRH The Prince of Wales

What has nature ever done for us? : how money really does grow on trees, Tony Juniper ; foreword by HRH The Prince of Wales

Label
What has nature ever done for us? : how money really does grow on trees
Title
What has nature ever done for us?
Title remainder
how money really does grow on trees
Statement of responsibility
Tony Juniper ; foreword by HRH The Prince of Wales
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A new wave of environmental attention focuses on a wholly different set of subjects: namely that of 'natural capital, ' 'ecosystem services' and 'biodiversity, ' or in other words, what Nature does for us. From Indian Vultures to Chinese bees and from recycling miracles in the soil to the abundant genetic codebook underpinning our food and pharmaceutical needs, Nature provides the 'ecosystem services' that underlie our economies. It has been estimated that these and other services are worth about twice the global GDP, and yet we take most of these services for granted, imagining them free and limitless- until they suddenly switch off. This is a book full of immediate, impactful stories, containing warnings, such as the rabies epidemic that followed a disappearance of Indian vultures (hormones in cattle killed the birds and resulted in a surplus of carcasses, creating an explosion of wild dogs), as well as promising and enlightening tales of how birds protect fruit harvests, coral reefs shield coasts from storms and how the rainforests absorb billions of tons of carbon released from automobiles and power stations. Tony Juniper's book will change the whole way you think about life, the planet and the economy
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Juniper, Tony
Dewey number
304.2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GE195.7
LC item number
.J86 2013
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Environmental responsibility
  • Environmentalism
  • Sustainability
  • Nature
  • Responsabilidad ambiental
  • Ambientalismo
  • Sustentabilidad
  • Naturaleza
Label
What has nature ever done for us? : how money really does grow on trees, Tony Juniper ; foreword by HRH The Prince of Wales
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ocean planet
  • Insurance
  • Natural health service
  • False economy?
  • Sealed world
  • Indispensable dirt
  • Life from light
  • Eco-innovation
  • The pollinators
  • Ground control
  • Liquid assets
  • Sunken billions
Control code
ocn841187038
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 309 pages
Isbn
9780907791485
Lccn
2013013744
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40022675267
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780907791478
  • (OCoLC)841187038
Label
What has nature ever done for us? : how money really does grow on trees, Tony Juniper ; foreword by HRH The Prince of Wales
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ocean planet
  • Insurance
  • Natural health service
  • False economy?
  • Sealed world
  • Indispensable dirt
  • Life from light
  • Eco-innovation
  • The pollinators
  • Ground control
  • Liquid assets
  • Sunken billions
Control code
ocn841187038
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 309 pages
Isbn
9780907791485
Lccn
2013013744
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40022675267
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780907791478
  • (OCoLC)841187038

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