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Benjamin James Goldsmith is an English financier and environmentalist. The son of financier James Goldsmith and Lady Annabel Goldsmith he is founder and CEO of London-listed investment firm Menhaden, which focuses on the theme of energy and resource efficiency.
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Wild Fell
Fighting for nature on a Lake District hill farm
Lee Schofield - 2022-02-24
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This is the story of a landmark RSPB project to restore over 3,000 hectares of the Lake District, from the tiniest wildflowers up to majestic golden eagles.In 2015, England's last and loneliest golden eagle died, its body lost in an unmarked spot among the fells of the Lake District. The habitat could no longer support it. It was a tragic day for t...
Ben Goldsmith
Wild Fell by Lee Schofield is a beautiful book by a brilliant man who is devoting his life to restoring nature in the terribly denuded Lake District.      source
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Restoring the Wild
Sixty Years of Rewilding Our Skies, Woods and Waterways
Roy Dennis - 2021-05-11 (first published in 2020)
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The distinctive white-tailed sea eagle was driven to extinction in Britain more than 200 years ago, but this immense predator will soon be making a return to our skies, thanks to Roy Dennis, an ornithologist, conservationist and arguably the driving force behind the UK’s reintroduction agenda.Roy was instrumental in returning the Osprey, red kite a...
Ben Goldsmith
Roy Dennis is one of Britain’s greatest nature restoration heroes. This book is a must read. @RoyDennisWF      source
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The Return of Nature to a British Farm
Isabella Tree - 2019-03-21
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Forced to accept that intensive farming on the heavy clay of their land at Knepp in West Sussex was economically unsustainable, Isabella Tree and her husband Charlie Burrell made a spectacular leap of faith: they decided to step back and let nature take over. Thanks to the introduction of free-roaming cattle, ponies, pigs and deer – proxies of the ...
Ben Goldsmith
@ErikSolheim Allowing nature to recover by itself is even cheaper, a la Wilding, by @isabella_tree (a book you must order and read).      source
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Why We Sleep
Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams
Matthew Walker - 2018-06-19 (first published in 2017)
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“Why We Sleep is an important and fascinating book…Walker taught me a lot about this basic activity that every person on Earth needs. I suspect his book will do the same for you.” —Bill Gates A New York Times bestseller and international sensation, this “stimulating and important book” (Financial Times) is a fascinating dive into the purpose and po...
Ben Goldsmith
Opening page of the international bestseller “Why We Sleep”, by Prof. Matthew Walker. This is a seriously eye-opening book. If ever there was a must-read, this is it.      source
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Rewilding the Land, the Sea, and Human Life
George Monbiot - 2017-04-26 (first published in 2013)
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This book explodes with wonder and delight. Making use of remarkable scientific discoveries that transform our understanding of how natural systems work, George Monbiot explores a new, positive environmentalism that shows how damaged ecosystems on land and at sea can be restored, and how this restoration can revitalize and enrich our lives. Challen...
Ben Goldsmith
@offshorebella Yes. Read ‘Feral’ by George Monbiot. Amazing amazing book.      source