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On 22 April 2019, the overarching Earth Day message is ‘Protect Our Species’. Why? Because, due to human activity, we’re now facing the most rapid rate of extinction since the dinosaurs 60 million years ago. This year, events in almost 200 countries will be held to raise awareness about what we stand to lose if we fail to act now, and demonstrate how we can work together to enact positive change.

In celebration of Earth Day 2019, here we’ve assembled some books by environmental visionaries and champions of nature – guardians of the awe-inspiring, incredible wonders of our natural world.

  • Companion to the groundbreaking NETFLIX original documentary series narrated by Sir David Attenborough, OUR PLANET presents a new view of the world, using stunning photographic images and graphics to reveal animal behaviour and environmental change that we've never seen before.

  • A cinematic, propulsive and frightening climate tour of our near future - coming much faster than you think.

  • A Life Underwater is the extraordinary memoir of marine biologist Charlie Veron, a maverick Australian who transformed our understanding of coral reefs.

  • In her most provocative book yet, Naomi Klein, author of the global bestsellers The Shock Doctrine and No Logo, tackles the most profound threat humanity has ever faced: the war our economic model is waging against life on earth.

  • Amazing answers to over 200 questions about our planet.

  • Help save our planet by learning more about a rubbish subject - our litter and pollution.

  • A call to arms from Patrice Newell who has dedicated her life to land management at Elmswood in the Hunter Valley.

  • An extraordinarily beautiful illustrated children's introduction to the world of trees above and below ground.

  • Meet the humble honey bee: nature's hardest worker and so much more than just a honey machine. This beautifully illustrated children's book will open your mind to the wonder of bees.

  • Experience an underwater adventure from award-winning illustrator Charlotte Milner.

  • Featuring stunning photography and artwork, in association with Kew Gardens.

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