Junglenomics is a non-fiction study of the world’s environmental crisis. Simon Lamb has spent twenty-five years researching and creating his blueprint plan to save the planet.
Junglenomics looks to nature’s ecosystems for methods of dealing with current imbalances. Lamb has planned an economic version of symbiosis, for a beneficial mutual dependence. I believe most of us agree that change is needed, and Lamb has his own answers for areas: finding ways to make waste a profitable commodity, vastly reducing the carbon output, saving our oceans and re-developing our relationship with nature.
This book will appeal to anyone who is concerned for the future of our planet and mankind. I was initially drawn to the ideas and really wanted to get to the answers. However, this is a chunky book. Its in-depth analysis and detail became harder to read and, as the book developed, I felt it would suit more academic readers who can appreciate the research and results, rather than being a book for general subject interest.
Overall, a topical subject, but the answers became difficult to find in the mass of information and although I was very interested in the ideas I struggled with the quantity of material which needed reading.
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For all the occasional good news stories, the inescapable fact is that the natural world remains in a spiral of decline. If our children are not to inherit a world decimated by the industrial excesses of our generation, then clearly something fundamental has to change, but what? The good news, Simon Lamb argues, is that Nature itself provides a clear blueprint. It shows us how to reorganise the economic domain to protect and benignly coexist with natural environments, halt species decline and benefit the poorest. Junglenomics is the result of 25 years of research and insight. It provides a new vision of a future world rescued from decline, gained through an understanding of the profound forces at work in modern economies.