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  • Published: 16 June 2021
  • ISBN: 9780262044462
  • Imprint: MIT Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $55.00

Brave Green World

How Science Can Save Our Planet



How we can harness cutting-edge biology and manufacturing to fight waste and pollution.

In Nature, there is little chemical waste; nearly every atom is a resource to be utilized by organisms, ensuring that all the available matter remains in a perpetual cycle. By contrast, human systems of energy production and manufacturing are linear; the end product is waste. In Brave Green World, Chris Forman and Claire Asher show what our linear systems can learn from the efficient circularity of ecosystems. They offer an unblinkered yet realistic and positive vision of a future in which we can combine biology and manufacturing to solve our central problems of waste and pollution.

  • Published: 16 June 2021
  • ISBN: 9780262044462
  • Imprint: MIT Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $55.00

Praise for Brave Green World

"Humans are superb problem-solvers, and the authors make a convincing case that technology will mitigate at least some of the devastation we are inflicting on the Earth… An ingenious, if highly speculative, save-the-planet proposal that emphasizes science over politics." – Kirkus Reviews

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