Silent Earth

Silent Earth

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

Summary

'Read this book, then look and wonder' Sunday Times

We have to learn to live as part of nature, not apart from it. And the first step is to start looking after the insects, the little creatures that make our shared world go round.

Insects are essential for life as we know it - without them, our world would look vastly different. Drawing on the latest ground-breaking research and a lifetime's study, Dave Goulson reveals the long decline of insect populations that has taken place in recent decades and its potential consequences.

Eye-opening and inspiring, Silent Earth asks for profound change at every level and a passionate argument or us to love, respect and care for our six-legged friends.

'Compelling - Silent Earth is a wake-up call' Isabella Tree, author of Wilding


'Enlightening, urgent and funny, Goulson's book is a timely call for action' New Statesman

Reviews

  • A powerful book
    Mark Cocker, Financial Times

About the author

Dave Goulson

Dave Goulson is Professor of Biology at the University of Sussex. He has published more than 300 scientific articles on the ecology and conservation of bumblebees and other insects. His books include the Sunday Times bestsellers The Garden Jungle and A Sting in the Tale, which was also shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson prize and has been translated into fifteen languages. He is a Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society, a trustee of Pesticide Action Network, and an Ambassador for the UK Wildlife Trusts.
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