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Silent Earth : Averting the Insect Apocalypse

Dave Goulson

Available from 5 August 2021. WILD Sounds & Books will donate 10% to the Norfolk Wildlife Trust (NWT) for unsigned copies sold via their Cley Calling Presents Digital Program. If you want 10% to go to NWT before this event is broadcast, please request this in the Comments section on the shopping basket. You can also make an additional donation to NWT on checkout.

Insects are essential for life as we know it. As they become more scarce, our world will slowly grind to a halt; we simply cannot function without them. Drawing on the latest ground-breaking research and a lifetime's study, Dave Goulson reveals the shocking decline of insect populations that has taken place in recent decades, with potentially catastrophic consequences. He passionately argues that we must all learn to love, respect and care for our six-legged friends.

Eye-opening, inspiring and riveting, Silent Earth is part love letter to the insect world, part elegy, part rousing manifesto for a greener world. It is a call to arms for profound change at every level - in government policy, agriculture, industry and in our own homes and gardens. Although time is running out, it is not yet too late for insect populations to recover. We may feel helpless in the face of many of the environmental issues that loom on our horizon, but Goulson shows us that we can all take simple steps to encourage insects and counter their destruction. 272 pages.

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