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The Story of More

The Story of More

‘Hope Jahren asks the central question of our time: how can we learn to live on a finite planet? The Story of More is thoughtful, informative and – above all – essential’ Elizabeth Kolbert, author of The Sixth Extinction

Hope Jahren is an award-winning geobiologist, a brilliant writer, an inspiring teacher, and one of the seven billion people with whom we share this earth. In The Story of More, Jahren illuminates the link between human consumption habits and our imperiled planet. In short, highly readable chapters, she takes us through the science behind the key inventions – from electric power to large-scale farming and automobiles – that, even as they help us, release untenable amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. She explains the current and projected consequences of greenhouse gases – from superstorms to rising sea levels – and the actions that all of us can take to fight back.

At once an explainer on the mechanisms of warming and a lively, personal narrative given to us in Jahren’s inimitable voice, The Story of More is the essential pocket primer on climate change that will leave an indelible impact on everyone who reads it.
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Genre: Earth Sciences, Geography, Environment, Planning / The Environment / Pollution & Threats To The Environment / Climate Change

On Sale: 5th March 2020

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9780708898970

Reviews

A superb account of the deadly struggle between humanity and what may prove the only life-bearing planet within ten light years, written in a brilliantly sardonic and conversational style
E. O. Wilson
Hope Jahren is an awesome writer and scientist. Her new book, The Story of More, is captivating and compelling. She urges readers to be courageous dealing with global environmental changes and human population growth
Dudley Herschbach, Nobel Prize-winning chemist
Hope Jahren asks the central question of our time: how can we learn to live on a finite planet? The Story of More is thoughtful, informative and - above all - essential
Elizabeth Kolbert, author of The Sixth Extinction
A concise and personal yet universally applicable examination of a problem that affects everyone on planet Earth . . . [Jahren] doesn't use scare tactics or shrill warnings . . . She clearly shows how the amount of waste created by the privileged could provide plenty for those less privileged
Kirkus Reviews
Hope Jahren's compelling book uses statistics brilliantly to provoke self-examination. In sections on 'Life', 'Food', 'Energy' and 'Earth', it illuminates subjects from population growth to melting glaciers
Nature