We all know the Earth is in crisis. We should know that it is big enough to sustain us if we can only mobilise politicians and economists to change course now. This book explores environmental, economic and social ideas to save our planet. It helps us understand what is happening to the planet today, exposes the actions of corporations and the lack of action of governments, weighs up new technologies, and champions innovative and viable solutions. Tackling a huge range of subjects – it has the potential to become the seminal reference book on the state of the planet – the one and only environmental book you really need.
“A back-catalogue of core environmental thinking from the past 30 years... Pictures that are more suited to National Geographic and a layout so accessible that your children will pick it up.”- The Ecologist
“The Big Earth Book is a big book about probably the biggest problem humanity faces: itself.”- The Big Issue
“Compulsory reading ”- Planet
“Time is running out. Don't despair. Do get angry. Do get active. And do buy The Big Earth Book to get all that in perspective.”- Jonathon Porritt, Founder Director of Forum for the Future
“This is a wonderful book - really informative but written in a very clear, easy-to-read way. ”- Patrick Holden, Director of the Soil Association
James Bruges grew up in India and studied at the Architectural Association. He practised as an architect for many years in London, Khartoum and Bristol. In 1995 he left his firm to work on economic and environmental issues. He is a member of the Foundation for the Economics of Sustainability.