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

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Beacon Press, Oct 1, 2008 - Science - 288 pages
A 2008 Indie Next Pick 

In Confessions of an Eco-Sinner, Fred Pearce surveys his home and then sets out to track down the people behind the production and distribution of everything in his daily life, from his socks to his computer to the food in his fridge. It’s a fascinating portrait, by turns sobering and hopeful, of the effects the world’s more than six billion inhabitants have on our planet—and of the working and living conditions of the people who produce most of these goods.

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Another for the "everything you are doing is wrong" shelf. Pearce decided to investigate the ways his consumer goods were manufactured and disposed of. The usual suspects are on display here, and some ... Read full review

CONFESSIONS OF AN ECO-SINNER: Tracking Down the Sources of My Stuff

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New Scientist environment and development consultant Pearce (With Speed and Violence: Why Scientists Fear Tipping Points in Climate Change, 2007, etc.) looks at the stuff our consumer dreams are made ... Read full review


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My Food
Why Eating
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The Unscrupulous World
The Chinese Dragon
The World Capital
Down the River
My Species and Saving the Planet
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Fred Pearce is environment consultant at New Scientist and a weekly columnist and investigative journalist for the Guardian. He has also written for AudubonPopular ScienceTime, the Boston Globe, andNatural History. His books include The Coming Population Crash, Confessions of an Eco-Sinner, With Speed and Violence, When the Rivers Run Dry, Keepers of the Spring, Turning Up the Heat, and Deep Jungle. Pearce lives in England.

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