Jungle

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Jungle

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Author :   Patrick Roberts
Publisher :   Viking
Published :   01/07/2021
ISBN :   9780241472743
Format :   Hardback
Pages :   xxi, 405 , 8 unnumbered of plates
Size (mm) :   240x162x39
Weight (g) :   685

For many of us, jungles are the domain of films like Tarzan or Cast Away and feel far removed from our everyday lives. But across the entire world they influence temperature, create rainfall, clean the air, stabilise soils and provide food and materials... Read more
For many of us, jungles are the domain of films like Tarzan or Cast Away and feel far removed from our everyday lives. But across the entire world they influence temperature, create rainfall, clean the air, stabilise soils and provide food and materials for essential products, such that the future of humankind is intertwined with their disappearing wildlife and impending destruction. As Dr Patrick Roberts shows in this startlingly revisionist history of the world, this symbiotic relationship with tropical forests is anything but a recent development.