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27th January 2022


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A groundswell of research suggests insect numbers are in decline all over the world – in some places by more than 90%. The Insect Crisis explores this emergency, arguing that its consequences could rival even those of climate change. In a compelling, globe-spanning investigation, Milman speaks to scientists and entomologists to find out why these extraordinary creatures are disappearing.


The Insect Crisis: The fall of the tiny empires that run the world

Oliver Milman

A groundswell of research suggests insect numbers are in decline all over the world – in some places by more than 90%. The Insect Crisis explores this emergency, arguing that its consequences could rival even those of climate change. In a compelling, globe-spanning investigation, Milman speaks to scientists and entomologists to find out why these extraordinary creatures are disappearing.



Social Value in Practice

Ani Raiden and Andrew King

The book connects social value to the UN’s global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and presents an insight into the many and different practical ways in which individuals and organisations can make a positive impact towards resolving the ‘people, planet and prosperity’ agenda. Using the book’s practical examples, readers learn how to create social value, improve and build upon current practice, and co-create social value in partnership with clients and the supply chain.



Gold Standard Sustainability Reporting: A step by step guide to producing sustainability reports

Kye Gbangbola and Nicole Lawler

This practical book, by IEMA Fellow Kye Gbangbola, shows how to undertake a reporting process and produce a sustainability report in line with the new standards and frameworks presented by the International Integrated Reporting Council and the Global Reporting Initiative. Anyone involved in delivering or developing a process to embed sustainability reporting for an organisation will find this book invaluable.



Water Always Wins: Thriving in an age of drought and deluge

Erica Gies

Water troubles, such as increasingly frequent or extreme floods and droughts, are some of the first obvious signs of climate change. Urban sprawl, industrial agriculture and engineered water infrastructure are making things worse. Erica Gies follows water ‘detectives’ as they search for clues to water’s past and present, using cutting-edge science and research into historical ecology, animal life and earlier human practices.

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