About this book
Trade paperback. The environmental campaigner and editor of the "Guardian"'s "Green" supplement looks at the economics of ecosystems in this new guide. Full of engaging and startling stories, such as how the Chinese use feather dusters to pollinate plants in the absence of bees, and how birds protect the Dutch apple harvest.
Money doesn't grow on trees. Or does it? From Indian vultures to Chinese bees, nature provides 'natural services', 24/7. This book offers impactful stories, containing both warnings (such as in the tale of India's vultures, killed off by drugs given to cattle, leading to an epidemic of rabies) and also the positive.