This tour de force by Fred Pearce takes the reader on a riveting journey through nuclear installations and radioactive landscapes around the world... The author's penetrating political eye and sober scientific gaze combine to reveal the many reasons, including toxic legacies of fear and deception, that it's time to call an end to the nuclear age. Read this book as if the future depended on it
Fred Pearce takes you on an extraordinary first-person odyssey through the nuclear world we now live in, whether we like it or not. By turns thoughtful and hair-raising, this is a vivid, immediate travelogue of places most people dare not enter
An extraordinary and necessary investigation of humanity's brief but alarming relationship with atomic power from Britain's distinguished/ veteran reporter. This is an illuminating tale of horrifying hubris, hidden catastrophes and indefensible experiments, which raises profound questions about our post-carbon energy future
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When the Rivers Run Dry
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We cannot live without water. But with 7.5 billion people competing for this single unevenly-distributed resource, the planet is drying up.
In When the Rivers Run Dry, Fred Pearce explores the growing world water crisis, from Kent to Kenya. His powerful reportage takes us to places where waterways are turning to sand before they reach the ocean; where fields are parched and crops no longer grow; where once fertile ground has turned to desert; where wars are fought over access to water and cultures are dying out. But he offers us hope for the future – if we can radically revolutionise the way we treat water, and take personal responsibility for the water we use.
This landmark work, from a respected and accomplished scientist, will transform the way we view the water in our reservoirs and rivers, and change the way we treat the water in our taps.
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Fred Pearce | Notes on Craft
‘For a hack like me, book-length meta-journalism is both a luxury and a challenge. I cannot hide my own views over 100,000 words, even if I want to.’