All the proceeds from this book will be donated by the author to the Avon Wildlife Trust.
Accompanying an ambitious project of three 25-minute films released online, this book is an attempt to draw attention to the challenges we all face; especially involving biodiversity. Compared to other recent books, Planet Crunch is very different, is presented in a popular illustrative style, and is right up-to-date. The 150-page book is based on how the media have lifted the natural world to the front-page headlines.
Contents of Planet Crunch, across 19 chapters, include David Attenborough; Greta Thunberg; biodiversity; shopping; forests; farming; fishing; food; consumption; waste/plastics/recycling; energy/oil; climate change; COVID-19; water; the media; money/fashion; Trump/Biden; aviation/travel/tourism; human population; China; nature and us.
Described as unique, political, challenging, cheeky, provocative, significant, educational, very personal, even rude, this book is certainly different to other, more conventional films and books.
"Just been looking through my copy of Planet Crunch – the new book from Richard Brock. I am very impressed – funky design, loads of photos and a staggering amount of information. It's all about the challenges the planet faces, good news and bad, provocative, challenging and fact-packed. The book is entirely funded by Richard Brock (former BBC Natural History Producer) and is quite unique. Far more interesting, entertaining and informative than your average 'planet-in-crisis' book. Since leaving the BBC Richard has made over 100 films on many aspects of the environment and has amassed a huge knowledge of the complex issues the planet faces. This book brings all that knowledge together in one place. [...] Highly recommend you get yourself a copy"
– Piers Warren