Results tagged “ecology”
The Sixth Extinction
Elizabeth Kolbert (Bloomsbury)
In this engrossing book, one idea stands as a marker. As author Elizabeth Kolbert points out, all that we are, all that we have done, from printing presses to pyramids, from St Paul's to iPods will eventually become a rock strata the thickness of a cigarette paper.
The low spring tide this year exposed the banks of the Thames to the full glare of public view. It didn't present a pretty site.
Volunteers donned welly boots to trudge through the clammy mud at the Isle of Dogs and North Woolwich and found a range of unsavoury and unsightly items.