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How Bad Are Bananas?: The Carbon Footprint of Everything Paperback – April 1, 2011

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• Winner of the 2012 Green BOok Festival Award

"deftly blends intelligence with entertainment, perhaps creating a unique genre: a page-turner for the climate conscious."—
Publishers Weekly

“This informative book provides a workable way to think about how the elements of modern society and individual decisions contribute toward the insidious increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide levels--the "footprint"--that is the major contributor to global warming … Recommended. All levels/libraries”—
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"I can't remember the last time I read a book that was more fascinating and useful and enjoyable."—
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"An engaging book that manages to present serious science without preaching."—
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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Greystone Books; 1st Edition (April 1, 2011)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 256 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1553658310
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1553658313
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 11.2 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.59 x 0.61 x 8.49 inches
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Mike Berners-Lee is author of the timely best-sellers 'There Is No Planet B' and 'How Bad Are Bananas? The Carbon Footprint of Everything'. An expert in sustainability, he is a professor at Lancaster University, UK and founder and director of Small World Consulting, which is a world leader in the field of supply chain carbon metrics and management. He has made numerous speaking, radio and television broadcast appearances to promote public awareness of climate change issues. About his book, 'The Carbon Footprint of Everything', Bill Bryson wrote: "I can't think of the last time I read a book that was more fascinating, and useful and enjoyable all at the same time".

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