State of the Ark: An Atlas of Conservation in Action by Lee Durrell hits the £1 shelf in my shop.
The Bodley Head, 1986, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Black & White Drawings; Colour Drawings; Maps; Tables;
From the cover: If Noah were alive today, he would perceive a new deluge approaching an extinguishing flood of human overpopulation, overconsumption and environmental abuse on a catastrophic scale. And his concern would be for more than the animals two by two saved in his first Ark. The modern Noah fears for the whole natural world the wild places and wild creatures, insects, plants and microbes, the very soil and air and climate on which we depend -and understands that the vital fabric of this world is, itself, the Ark which carries all living things.
The last 25 years have seen a huge upsurge of popular awareness and activity in defence of this living Ark. Conservation, in its broadest sense, has become the central issue of our times. Today, Noah has an army of millions to call under the global banner of The World Conservation Strategy.
The State of the Ark addresses this powerful theme. Lee Durrells clear and illuminating text weaves between a series of stunning pictorial maps and moving case stories of conservation success and failures around the world. The atlas maps and describes its subject in five major chapters: The State of the Ark; The State of the Wild; The State of Species; The State of the Regions; and Noahs Army.
It is compulsive reading, and an essential source of information for all who are concerned with the state of the natural world today, and the race against time to save what we can for future generations.
Very Good in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper, more heavily at the head of the spine. Price Clipped. Previous owners’ inscription to the reverse of the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight.
Red boards with Black titling to the Spine.
224 pages. Index. 11¾” x 8¾”.
This book will be listed, sooner or later, for £6.50 on my delightful website… (added to my Ecology category.) but get 50% off buying from my blog… below…