Rewild Your Garden

Author: Frances Tophill

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781529410242

Category: Gardening

Page: 192

View: 620

**A SUNDAY TIMES GARDENING BOOK OF THE YEAR 2020** 'A must-read for every gardener who wants to up their game for wildlife and do their bit for the planet.' -- Isabella Tree 'A refreshing, uplifting and positive look at the true value of a garden.' -- Alan Titchmarsh The perfect book for any gardener looking to get back in touch with their wild side. The rewilding of public spaces and farmland is vitally important to conservation, but how can we support native species and provide rich habitats on our own doorsteps? In this practical, beautifully illustrated guide horticulturalist and Gardener's World presenter Frances Tophill shows you how to plan and maintain a beautiful garden that will attract bees and birds as well as a throng of unsung garden heroes. Whether you have a small balcony or a large open space, discover the joys of welcoming natural ecosystems back into your garden - along with a host of new visitors.
Wild Your Garden

Author: Jim and Joel Ashton


ISBN: 0241435811


Page: 192

View: 732

"It's up to every single one of us to do our bit for wildlife, however small our gardens, and The Butterfly Brothers know just how that can be achieved." Alan Titchmarsh Join the rewilding movement and share your outdoor space with nature. We all have the potential to make the world a little greener. Wild Your Garden, written by Jim and Joel Ashton (aka "The Butterfly Brothers"), shows you how to create a garden that can help boost local biodiversity. Transform a paved-over yard into a lush oasis, create refuges to welcome and support native species, or turn a high-maintenance lawn into a nectar-rich mini-meadow to attract bees and butterflies. You don't need specialist knowledge or acres of land. If you have any outdoor space, you can make a difference to local wildlife, and reduce your carbon footprint, too. "Wildlife gardening is one of the most important things you can do as an individual for increasing biodiversity and mitigating the effects of climate change. From digging a pond to planting a native hedge, the Butterfly Brothers can help you every step of the way." Kate Bradbury
This Book Will (Help) Cool the Climate

Author: Isabel Thomas

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780593308721

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

View: 733

Our planet is heating up, and it needs your help! If you want to learn to reduce your carbon footprint and cool the Earth, here are practical tips and projects that make a difference! Are you concerned about climate change? The bad news is, global warming is a real problem that won't go away on its own. But the good news is, there are lots of easy ways you can get involved and make a difference! From swapping your stuff to assigning your school some eco-homework, helping to save the planet is within your reach. Arm yourself with info about our changing world, become an eco-hero and take control of your future. It's time to do your part to cool the climate! Worried about waste? Don't miss This Book is Not Garbage: 50 Ways to Ditch Plastic, Reduce Trash, and Save the World.
RHS How to Garden the Low-carbon Way

Author: Sally Nex

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 9780241523230

Category: Gardening

Page: 381

View: 133

Is it okay to use potting compost? Which plants are best for absorbing pollution? What's the alternative to carbon-packed fertilisers? How can I cut out single-use plastics? Aspects of gardening can actually be bad for the environment. But make a few changes and you can significantly reduce the carbon imprint of your outdoor space, and even use it to lessen the impact of your other activities. This green gardening e-book will make growing your own garden easy, enjoyable, and eco-friendly. It includes sections on: - How to grow plants that reduce your carbon footprint - Creating a garden that considers the local wildlife - Tips on setting up your garden, low-impact plants, and best fertilisers to use Turn your outdoor space into a low-impact, carbon-absorbing sink. This e-book is packed with ideas to grow a climate-friendly garden that will help protect the planet. Keen on starting your own garden but unsure about your environmental impact? This guide will give you practical advice on which soil to use, plants that are best for absorbing carbon dioxide, low-carbon fertilisers, and cutting out single-use plastic. What's more, this garden book is completely backed by scientific research! Share in the delight of eco-conscious gardening when you start using RHS How to Garden the Low Carbon Way as your guide. Explore the benefits of no-dig gardening, how to use fewer plants, using hedges instead of fences, how to grow shrubs that support wildlife, and more! Green Gardening: Low environmental impact This RHS gardening book is a simple, step-by-step guide to learn about gardening or to reference as your garden grows. You'll quickly become acquainted with the benefits of growing a garden that positively contributes to the environment.

Wild Times

Wild Times

Author: Jini Reddy

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 9781784770303

Category: Travel

Page: 212

View: 660

Wild Times Guide - Travel, nature and outdoor information and tips for 26 suggested British experiences connecting to nature in England, Scotland and Wales, including bushcraft, wild pottery, Dark Sky gazing, horse whispering, rewilding and urban birding. Full of 'how to' information and ideal for eco-lovers, outdoors enthusiasts and nature novices.



Author: Millie Kerr

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472990402

Category: Nature

Page: 191

View: 756

Wilder takes readers on a global rewilding journey, exploring innovative and eye-opening projects led by a diverse group of passionate conservationists. Rewilding is a radical new approach to wildlife conservation that offers remarkable potential. If conservation seeks to preserve what remains and stave off further decline, rewilding goes further, seeking to restore entire ecosystems. It involves a spectrum of conservation options; at one end is a 'passive' approach prioritising ecological restoration – in essence, leaving land to recover naturally. At the other is what might be termed 'active' rewilding, where habitats are actively restored and keystone species reintroduced to quicken the process of recovery. The stakes are high in active rewilding. Large mammal translocations and wildlife corridors running through densely populated areas are high-risk, high-reward initiatives. In this timely and exciting contribution to a wider conversation about our relationship with the natural world, wildlife journalist Millie Kerr takes readers on a global journey of discovery. She considers the practicalities and possibilities of ecological restoration around the world, while exploring first-hand some of the most ambitious undertakings occurring today, many of which involve species reintroductions in the Global South. Wilder details the return of jaguars to an Argentinian national park, the first-ever pangolin reintroduction project in South Africa, and the ways in which giant tortoises are aiding the recovery of ecosystems throughout the Galápagos Islands, among many others. At an urgent moment in the international fight against biodiversity loss, Wilder's message is one of innovation and optimism. By focusing on conservation success stories and showing that there are bands of determined conservationists fighting for a better future, Wilder inspires us all to become part of the solution.
Hermeneutics of Human-Animal Relations in the Wake of Rewilding

Author: Mateusz Tokarski

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030189716

Category: Philosophy

Page: 228

View: 279

In consequence of significant social, political, economic, and demographic changes several wildlife species are currently growing in numbers and recolonizing Europe. While this is rightly hailed as a success of the environmental movement, the return of wildlife brings its own issues. As the animals arrive in the places we inhabit, we are learning anew that life with wild nature is not easy, especially when the accumulated cultural knowledge and experience pertaining to such coexistence have been all but lost. This book provides a hermeneutic study of the ways we come to understand the troubling impacts of wildlife by exploring and critically discussing the meanings of 'ecological discomforts'. Thus, it begins the work of rebuilding the culture of coexistence. The cases presented in this book range from crocodile attacks to mice infestations, and their analysis consequently builds up an ethics that sees wildlife as active participants in the shaping of human moral and existential reality. This book is of interest not only to environmental philosophers, who will find here an original contribution to the established ethical discussions, but also to wildlife managers, and even to those members of the public who themselves struggle to make sense of encounters with their new wild neighbors.
Gorgeous Guys Against Global Warming

Author: Lieve van Hout

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781716162046

Category: Self-Help


View: 712

People across the world supposedly became aware of the earth’s vulnerability when the Apollo 8 mission looked back at the blue earth from space in 1968. Similarly, the world supposedly became aware of the impact of pesticides and chemicals on the environment after the publication of Silent Spring in 1962. The Sixth Extinction from 2014 informs us that we are in the middle of a mass extinction event. But are we aware? The majority of people were not alive to see the footage in 1968, nor have they read these books. There might have been a rise in the number of environmental activists and institutions since the 1960s, and the governments of the world have certainly woken up, but billions of people continue to live their lives unaware of the many ways in which they are contributing to the planet ́s decline. It is up to everyone who is willing to become more aware to radically change their ways in order to save the planet. To help you become more aware, I have asked the men in my life, who come and go, to write in a journal. I asked them to write down what they do to change the world for the better, or what kind of change they would like to see in the world, as well as how we can engage in a better more sustainable way of living. I feel it is generally better when these suggestions come from gorgeous guys. These are their answers and their pictures.



Author: Nick Baker

Publisher: Aurum

ISBN: 9781781317358

Category: Nature

Page: 304

View: 534

As our busy, technology-driven lives become more sedentary and less connected to wildlife, it is important to remember the natural, human connection we have to the wilderness. Nick Baker, naturalist and wildlife presenter, takes the reader back to our natural instincts. Journeying through the senses, his expert advice offers the practical tools to experience the wilderness on your own doorstop as well as in the wider, wilder world. From learning to observe the creatures and beasts within hands’ reach and seeing and hearing the birds and trees of our forests, to an introduction to rewilding as a concept and the importance nature has to the wider world. Nick's vivid text mixes memoir with practical advice to entertain, inform and inspire us to get back to nature. ReWild is a beautiful and important exploration of the art of returning to nature.
Rewild Yourself

Author: Simon Barnes

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781471175411

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 110

WATERSTONES NON-FICTION BOOK OF THE MONTH BOOKSELLER BOOK OF THE MONTH: 'It is beautifully, persuasively written - and what's more, it works.' 'Barnes describes the wonders of nature with an infectious enthusiasm' Guardian 'Such a good idea' Chris Packham 'Barnes, a passionate writer on an endearingly boisterous guide' Daily Mail We're not just losing the wild world. We're forgetting it. We're no longer noticing it. We've lost the habit of looking and seeing and listening and hearing. But we can make hidden things visible, and this book features 23 spellbinding ways to bring the magic of nature much closer to home. Mammals you never knew existed will enter your world. Birds hidden in treetops will shed their cloak of anonymity. With a single movement of your hand you can make reptiles appear before you. Butterflies you never saw before will bring joy to every sunny day. Creatures of the darkness will enter your consciousness. And as you take on new techniques and a little new equipment, you will discover new creatures and, with them, new areas of yourself that had gone dormant. Once put to use, they wake up and start working again. You become wilder in your mind and in your heart. Once you know the tricks, the wild world begins to appear before you. For anyone who wants to get closer to the nature all around them and bring it back into focus, this is the perfect read.
The Conservation Revolution

Author: Bram Buscher

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 9781788737715

Category: Nature

Page: 225

View: 185

A post-capitalist manifesto for conservation Conservation needs a revolution. This is the only way it can contribute to the drastic transformations needed to come to a truly sustainable model of development. The good news is that conservation is ready for revolution. Heated debates about the rise of the Anthropocene and the current ‘sixth extinction’ crisis demonstrate an urgent need and desire to move beyond mainstream approaches. Yet the conservation community is deeply divided over where to go from here. Some want to place ‘half earth’ into protected areas. Others want to move away from parks to focus on unexpected and ‘new’ natures. Many believe conservation requires full integration into capitalist production processes. Building a razor-sharp critique of current conservation proposals and their contradictions, Büscher and Fletcher argue that the Anthropocene challenge demands something bigger, better and bolder. Something truly revolutionary. They propose convivial conservation as the way forward. This approach goes beyond protected areas and faith in markets to incorporate the needs of humans and nonhumans within integrated and just landscapes. Theoretically astute and practically relevant, The Conservation Revolution offers a manifesto for conservation in the twenty-first century—a clarion call that cannot be ignored.