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  • Compelling, penetrating, devastating - Silent Earth is a wake-up call for the world. Dave Goulson matches science with eloquence and passion to spotlight the cataclysmic loss of insect life on our planet. Rachel Carson would be proud.

    Isabella Tree
  • Insects are the most vivid expressions of the astounding fact of life in what may be a dead universe. Read this book, then look and wonder.

    Bryan Appleyard, Sunday Times
  • Thoughtful, frightening and yet hugely enjoyable... This book will make you think differently about our right of dominion over the planet.

    Joe Shute, Daily Telegraph
  • Studded with engaging descriptions...[and] a plenitude of practical suggestions... This is a crusading but not a preachy book... I was charmed, enthused, dismayed and grieved by Silent Earth.

    Richard Davenport-Hines, The Oldie
  • His magnum opus. Silent Earth is both a heartfelt letter of love to the insect world that has captivated him from childhood, and a rousing call to arms to counter the recent catastrophic decline in insects before it is too late... Magnificent.

    Caroline Sanderson, The Bookseller, Book of the Month
  • It's remarkable that [insect] decline has gone largely unnoticed by non-specialists... Keep dreaming, Dave Goulson. We'll need more dreamers like you.

    Ben Cooke, The Times
  • If Silent Earth contains a single incontestable message it is that nature - insects, flowers, plants, trees, birds and mammals, including our species - is a single system... This powerful book tells us that we need to act as if we understand this essential truth.

    Mark Cocker, Financial Times
  • An eloquent and unflinchingly honest book... intelligent and thoughtful - and yes, beautifully written.

    Forbes
  • The book's greatest strength is its insistence that change is possible, and that everyone can make it happen in small and large ways. Goulson steps seamlessly between knowledgeable professor and impassioned environmentalist, and you can't help but get on board.

    Sierra Magazine
  • Our collective lack of understanding and shortsightedness has brought us to the brink of ecogical disaster. We have disregarded the warnings for too long and simply cannot afford to ignore Dave Goulson's tremendously timely book.

    George McGavin

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