A Trillion Trees
**A Book of the Year in The Times and The Sunday Times **
Trees are essential, for nature and for us. Yet we are cutting and burning them at such a rate that we are fast approaching a tipping point.
But there is still hope. If we had a trillion more trees, the damage could be undone. Combining cutting-edge scientific research with vivid travel writing, Fred Pearce shows how we achieve this. Challenging received wisdom about the need for planting, he explains why the best strategy is to stand back, stop the destruction and let nature – and those who dwell in the forests – do the rest.
Lucid, revelatory and often surprising, A Trillion Trees is an environmental call to arms, and a celebration of our planet’s vast arboreal riches.
We should all read Fred's book. He tells us in a practical and most readable way, how we can bring back the forests of the Earth and restore our planet to health. -- James Lovelock With Pearce, one of the UK's best science journalists, you always know you are going to get something interesting and counterintuitive. That is certainly the case with this insightful science-based travelogue... [A Trillion Trees] deserves to become an environmental classic * Literary Review * A stirring and surprising book that leaps from country to country, from case study to case study, in a manner reminiscent of Elizabeth Kolbert's The Sixth Extinction... If you care about the future of the planet, you have to read this book -- Cal Flyn * The Times * That most commonplace thing, a tree, is now our best hope for maintaining a habitable planet. This book explains in accessible, urgent prose the many wondrous workings of trees in making rain, wind, oxygen and habitats for much of life on earth as well as a vision for how we can, and must, reforest the world. Essential reading for the twenty-first century -- Ben Rawlence
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