One Shot: Trees as Our Last Chance for Survival

One Shot: Trees as Our Last Chance for Survival

by John Leary

Paperback(New Edition)


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780998784502
Publisher: Trees for the Future
Publication date: 04/04/2017
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 246
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.56(d)

About the Author

John Leary is the Executive Director of Trees for the Future where he is focused on helping end hunger and extreme poverty for rural African farmers, through the revival of the forest garden. John has extensive experience living among the rural poor in Sub-Saharan Africa and deep knowledge of international agricultural development. He speaks three languages and has lived and worked in thirteen developing countries. John has dedicated his life to creating innovative training approaches that empower farmers to rise out of poverty.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction: A Tale of Five Fathers xiii

PART I ONE SHOT—Time is running out

Chapter 1: Yesterday’s Promise 3

Chapter 2: Tomorrow’s Uncertainty 15


Chapter 3: Hooves and Axes Break the Land—Deforestation/Desertification 27

Chapter 4: Hyde’s Seed/Jekyll’s Soil—Transformation of Seeds/Loss of Soil 39

Chapter 5: Too Little, Too Much, Too Dirty—Water 57

Chapter 6: Written in Stone—Resource Depletion/Biodiversity Loss 75

Chapter 7: The Hunger Bar—Hunger, Poverty and Health 91

Chapter 8: Weather or Not—Climate Change 109

Chapter 9: Greener Grass—Emigration 127

PART I I I ONE WORLD—Local Changes with Global Impacts

Chapter 10: Spare Some Change? 149

Chapter 11: The Guilded Age 163

End Note References 177

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