The author is a German forester whose sympathetic account of how trees behave like families has already been a bestseller in Europe. Tree parents prefer to live with their children, apparently. They have children relatively young and are useful as grandparents. With age their crowns thin and they expand around the middle… (We look forward to learning how the teenagers scarper.) This is an absolutely fascinating and extremely readable account of how trees create their own ideal environments and maintain them for centuries, if left to their own devices. A walk in the woods will never be the same again for anyone who reads this.
How Orcadian technological innovations over the last decades – a smart grid, micro-turbines, hydrogen fuel, marine power etc – are leading the way for low-carbon expertise while generating surplus energy.
A thrilling account of the background and implications of the successful hunt by Jim Corbett of the tiger who claimed the lives of 436 people between 1900 and 1907. Corbett later became famous for his crusade to save the Bengal tiger and its habitat.
Himalayan rivers support a fifth of the world’s population, and everyone in the Asian subcontinent. Professor of South Asian Studies at Harvard, Amrith retells historical events and stories from a hydrological perspective, going on to discuss present day perils, global warming and beyond…