Tickets for the Ark (Hardback)

From wasps to whales – how do we choose what to save?

Rebecca Nesbit

A popular science title about conservation. What should we conserve and why in this age of extinctions? Who should get tickets for the ark?

Our planet hasn't seen the current rate of extinction since the demise of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago, and global conservation efforts are failing to halt this. As a society, we face choices which will determine the fate of Earth's estimated 8.7 million species, including humans. As wildlife declines, conservation needs to make trade-offs. But what should we conserve and why?

Are we wrong to love bees and hate wasps? Are native species more valuable than newcomers (aka invasives)? Should some animals be culled to protect others, and what do we want the 'natural world' to look like? There are many surprising answers in Rebecca Nesbit's lively, stimulating book, which sows the seeds of a debate we urgently need to have.

Publication date: 17/02/2022

£16.99

ISBN: 9781788167079

Imprint: Profile Books

Subject: Science & Mathematics

Tickets for the Ark (Ebook)

From wasps to whales – how do we choose what to save?

Rebecca Nesbit

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A popular science title about conservation. What should we conserve and why in this age of extinctions? Who should get tickets for the ark?

Our planet hasn't seen the current rate of extinction since the demise of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago, and global conservation efforts are failing to halt this. As a society, we face choices which will determine the fate of Earth's estimated 8.7 million species, including humans. As wildlife declines, conservation needs to make trade-offs. But what should we conserve and why?

Are we wrong to love bees and hate wasps? Are native species more valuable than newcomers (aka invasives)? Should some animals be culled to protect others, and what do we want the 'natural world' to look like? There are many surprising answers in Rebecca Nesbit's lively, stimulating book, which sows the seeds of a debate we urgently need to have.

Publication date: 17/02/2022

£14.99

ISBN: 9781782838067

ISBN 10 / ASIN: B098R9G2Q9

Imprint: Profile Books

Subject: Science & Mathematics

Reviews for Tickets for the Ark

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Praise for Rebecca Nesbit:

Clear-headed and with a strictly fact-based view of the issue, it highlights the complexities inherent in understanding the multiple ways in which plant genetic engineering can and has been used in the real world. If you want to get beyond post-truth on the issue of GMOs, Nesbit's book is a great place to start

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Mark Lynas 

Rebecca Nesbit

Rebecca Nesbit