See the world. Then make it better.
I am 93. I've had an extraordinary life. It's only now that I appreciate how extraordinary.As a young man, I felt I was out there in the wild, experiencing the untouched natural world - but it was an illusion. The tragedy of our time has been happening all around us, barely noticeable from day to day the loss of our planet's wild places, its biodiversity.I have been witness to this decline. A Life on Our Planet is my witness statement, and my vision for the future. It is the story of how we came to make this, our greatest mistake and how, if we act now, we can yet put it right.We have one final chance to create the perfect home for ourselves and restore the wonderful world we inherited.All we need is the will to do so.
|Publisher:||Grand Central Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||8.30(w) x 5.60(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Jonnie Hughes is a science writer and documentary director, who has produced science and natural history films for the BBC, Discovery, National Geographic, and Netflix, as well as working on BAFTA award-winning BBC series The Hunt and the Emmy award-winning production Our Planet. He is the author of On the Origin of Tepees, and his writing has appeared in The Times, The Guardian,The Independent, BBC Wildlife Magazine,and Geographical, among others.
Table of Contents
Introduction Our Greatest Mistake 1
Part 1 My Witness Statement 9
Part 2 What Lies Ahead 103
Part 3 A Vision for the Future: How to Rewild the World 123
Conclusion Our Greatest Opportunity 213
Picture Credits 245