All Shops
We're still open for business, read our Covid-19 statement here

British Wildlife

6 issues per year 84 pages per issue Subscription only

British Wildlife is the leading natural history magazine in the UK, providing essential reading for both enthusiast and professional naturalists and wildlife conservationists. Published six times a year, British Wildlife bridges the gap between popular writing and scientific literature through a combination of long-form articles, regular columns and reports, book reviews and letters.

Subscriptions from £30 per year

Conservation Land Management

4 issues per year 44 pages per issue Subscription only

Conservation Land Management (CLM) is a quarterly magazine that is widely regarded as essential reading for all who are involved in land management for nature conservation, across the British Isles. CLM includes long-form articles, events listings, publication reviews, new product information and updates, reports of conferences and letters.

Subscriptions from £18 per year
Academic & Professional Books  Environmental & Social Studies  Pollution & Remediation  Pollution & Remediation: General

How Green is Your Smartphone?

By: Richard Maxwell(Author), Toby Miller(Author)
160 pages, no illustrations
Publisher: Polity Press
How Green is Your Smartphone?
Click to have a closer look
Select version
  • How Green is Your Smartphone? ISBN: 9781509534722 Paperback Nov 2019 Usually dispatched within 4 days
    £9.99
    #247432
  • How Green is Your Smartphone? ISBN: 9781509534715 Hardback Nov 2019 Usually dispatched within 4 days
    £34.99
    #247431
Selected version: £9.99
About this book Contents Customer reviews Biography Related titles

About this book

Every day we are inundated by propaganda that claims life will be better once we are connected to digital technology. Poverty, famine, and injustice will end, and the economy will be 'green'. All anyone needs is the latest smartphone.

In this succinct and lively book, Maxwell and Miller take a critical look at contemporary gadgets and the systems that connect them, shedding light on environmental risks. Contrary to widespread claims, consumer electronics and other digital technologies are made in ways that cause some of the worst environmental disasters of our time – conflict-minerals extraction, fatal and life-threatening occupational hazards, toxic pollution of ecosystems, rising energy consumption linked to increased carbon emissions, and e-waste. Nonetheless, a greener future is possible, in which technology meets its emancipatory and progressive potential.

How Green is Your Smartphone? encourages us to look at our phones and tablets in a whole new way, and is important reading for anyone concerned by the impact of everyday technologies on our environment.

Contents

Introduction
1 Outsmart Your Smartphone
2 The Greatest Smartphone is the One You Already Own
3 Calling Bullshit on Anti-Science Propaganda
Conclusion: What Next?

References
Index

Customer Reviews

Biography

Richard Maxwell is Professor of Media Studies at Queens College, City University of New York. Toby Miller is Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Riverside.

By: Richard Maxwell(Author), Toby Miller(Author)
160 pages, no illustrations
Publisher: Polity Press
Media reviews

"In this broad, informative, and surprisingly searing look into 'smart' systems, Maxwell and Miller make a compelling case for rethinking and redesigning digital technologies."
– Devra Davis, author of Disconnect: The Truth About Cell Phone Radiation

"Rigorously researched and acutely argued, this provocative book promises to take readers beyond their comfort zones, into the domain of environmental justice and sustainable development."
– Jack Qiu, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Current promotions
Spring Promotions 2020VintageNest Box Price List 2020Order your free copy of our 2020 equipment catalogue