Confessions of an Eco-Sinner : Tracking down the Sources of My Stuff

ISBN-10: 0807085952
ISBN-13: 9780807085950
Edition: 2008
Authors: Fred Pearce
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Book details

Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publication date: 10/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.902
Language: English

Fred Pearce was born and educated in the UK. He studied Geography at Cambridge University and has since reported on environment, science and development issues from 54 countries. He is a regular broadcaster on radio and TV, with interview credits from Today to Richard and Judy to the Open University. Fred is married with two children and lives in London.

Introductions
Footprints: Me and My Stuff
Gold: A Lodestone for My Journey
My Food
Coffee: Throwing a Hand Grenade into the Cozy World of Fair Trade
Wild Things: The Last Roundup on the High Seas and in the Hills
Curried Crustaceans: The Weird World of Mr. Prawn
Scorched Earth: A Sticky End with Palm Oil and Sugar
Unzipped: When the Banana Lost Its Seeds and Other Tales from the Orchards
Montezuma's Magic: How Joseph the Cocoa Farmer Became an Unlikely Green Warrior
Air Miles: Why Eating Kenyan Beans Is Good for the Planet
My Clothes
Drought and Dirty Secrets in the World of King Cotton
Behind the Label: Bless My Cotton Socks
Trouser Truths: The Unscrupulous World of Sweatshops
White Gold: My T-Shirt, Slave Labor, and the Death of the Aral Sea
The Chinese Dragon
Computing Power: Mice, Motherboards, and the New Emperors of Suzhou
Zhangjiagang: The World Capital of Rain-Forest Destruction
The Great Mall: Toothpicks to Placentas, Everything Must Go
Mines, Metals, and Power
My Beer Can: Giant Footprints in Bloke Heaven
Shock and Ore: Where My Metal Comes From
Footprints in the Snow: Finding the Last Oil
My Electricity: Old King Coal Lives On at Drax
Downstream
My Rubbish: Down the River and across the World
Trade Not Aid: Joining the Great Global Rummage Sale
Beyond the Grave: A New Life for Joe's Old Phone
Unexpected Heroes: The Queen of Trash and Other Chinese Titans of Recycling
E-waste: What to Do with That Old Computer
My Species and Saving the Planet
Good News from Africa: Why We Can Feed the World
Beyond the Clockwork Orange: Why We Can Green Our Cities
Zero Carbon: Why We Can Halt Climate Change
Defusing the Bomb: Why We Can Halt Population Growth-and Save the World
Sources and Acknowledgments
Index

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