Dave Goulson | paperback | 328 pages | 2021
An urgent and compelling new book from the bestselling author: his first major work of popular science and environmental activism – part love letter to the insect world, part elegy, part rousing manifesto for change.
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER **SHORTLISTED FOR THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE 2022**
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 will slowly grind to a halt. 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 and the potentially catastrophic consequences.
Eye-opening and inspiring, Silent Earth is a call to arms for profound change at every level and a passionate argument or us to love, respect and care for our six-legged friends.
‘Compelling, penetrating, devastating – Silent Earth is a wake-up call for the world.’ Isabella Tree, author of Wilding
‘Read this book, then look and wonder’ Sunday Times