To see accurate pricing, please choose your delivery country.
United States
All Shops

British Wildlife

8 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 eight 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 £33 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 £26 per year
Academic & Professional Books  Environmental & Social Studies  Economics, Politics & Policy  Sustainable Development: General

Space on Earth Saving our World by Seeking Others

By: Charles S Cockell
208 pages
Publisher: Macmillan
Space on Earth
Click to have a closer look
  • Space on Earth ISBN: 9780230007529 Hardback Nov 2006 Not in stock: Usually dispatched within 5 days
Price: £44.99
About this book Contents Customer reviews Biography Related titles

About this book

Many environmentalists think going into space detracts from solving problems here on Earth. Most space explorers feel environmentalism hampers their exploration and settlement of space. Actually environmentalism and space exploration have one and the same objective, argues leading astro-biologist Professor Charles S. Cockell: to ensure humanity has a home.

Cockell proposes that a fusion of the two movements is the only way forward. The technologies we develop to live sustainably on Earth, such as wind and solar power, will also establish humanity in space. The exploration of space will provide new resources and skills for the protection of the Earth's environment. For example, studying extreme environments on Earth is helping us to look for life on Mars and satellites orbiting Earth are helping track hurricanes and protect people from natural disasters.
There are many books on environmentalism and many on space. Space On Earth is the first to provide a new vision of humanity's future bringing these two goals together.


Earthrise - New Worlds - Rich Bounty, New Crises - New Views on an Old World - Green Living - A Space-faring Environmental Ethic - Earth and Space - New Alliances - A Habitable World

Customer Reviews


CHARLES S. COCKELL is currently Professor and Chair of Microbiology at the Open University. He has written and edited six books including Impossible Extinction (CUP, 2003) about microbes' survival after natural catastrophes. Following his doctorate at the University of Oxford, he worked for NASA and British Antarctic Survey. He has led expeditions to Mongolia and Indonesia, among other places, to study life in extreme environments. He is Chair of the Earth and Space Foundation and in 1990 stood in the UK national elections for the 'Forward to Mars Party' advocating more British involvem
By: Charles S Cockell
208 pages
Publisher: Macmillan
Media reviews
'An extensive, masterful case that environmental science and space science are powerful partners in leading us to understanding other worlds, and, more importantly, the future of our own.' - Frank Drake, Director, SETI Institute, California 'In this lucid and upbeat book, Cockell debunks the false choice between environmentalism and space exploration. He lays out clearly the challenge before us: to seek the stars in full reverence of our home world.' - Don White, President, Earthtrust, Hawaii 'Charles Cockell is right to think that we can better understand the earth by visiting the other planets.' - James Lovelock, author of The Revenge of Gaia Cockell's fascinating, impassioned book could convert even the most skeptical - infectious. Publishers Weekly
Current promotions
New and Forthcoming BooksNHBS Moth TrapBritish Wildlife MagazineBuyers Guides