The fight to save our wild places
An impassioned and lyrical account of endangered habitats around the globe and the people fighting to save them
All across the world, irreplaceable habitats are under threat. Unique ecosystems of plants and animals are being destroyed by human activies. From the tiny to the vast, from prairie to meadow, and from Kent to Hungary, America to India, they are disappearing.
Irreplaceable captures the haunting beauty of these landscapes, including the rare species that call them home. And it reveals the human communities which form around these special places - from grassroots campaigners to professional conservationists and academics - committed to saving them from extinction. Ultimately it asks what a deep emotional connection to the land might offer us, and why we must fight for its continued survival.
Praise for Irreplaceable
The power of Hoffman's book lies in the reporting: he doesn't deal - as many environmentalists do - in generalities and alarmist warnings about what lies ahead for the world, but in the specifics of the here and now.Evening Standard
If the pen really is mightier than the sword, then Julian Hoffman is a knight errant, looking for trouble, a champion of underdogs.Caught by the River
A passionate and lyrical work of reportage and advocacy.Guardian
Lyrical and hugely intelligentNew Statesman
A powerful, tender, inspiring clarion call to save the places that matter, right across the globe.Nature's Home
A powerful hymn to humanity engaging with nature...[a] remarkable, illuminating book.Irish Times
if you read one book this year, make it Julian Hoffman's IrreplaceableShiny New Books
An impassioned account of the importance of Nature in our lives, and a timely reminder of the need to take action in the face of unprecendented destruction of the natural world.The Countryman