Confessions of an Eco-Sinner by Fred Pearce
Tracking Down the Sources of My Stuff

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In Confessions of an Eco-Sinner, Fred Pearce surveys his home and then sets out to track down the people behind the production and distribution of everything in his daily life, from his socks to his computer to the food in his fridge. It’s a fascinating portrait, by turns sobering and hopeful, of the effects the world’s more than six billion inhabitants have on our planet—and of the working and living conditions of the people who produce most of these goods.
 

About Fred Pearce

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Fred Pearce is an award-winning author and journalist based in London. He has reported on environment, science, and development issues from sixty-seven countries over the past twenty years. Environment consultant at New Scientist since 1992, he also writes regularly for the Guardian newspaper and Yale University's prestigious e360 website. Pearce was voted UK Environment Journalist of the Year in 2001 and CGIAR agricultural research journalist of the year in 2002, and won a lifetime achievement award from the Association of British Science Writers in 2011. His many books include With Speed and Violence, Confessions of an Eco-Sinner, The Coming Population Crash, and When the Rivers Run Dry.
 
Published October 1, 2008 by Beacon Press. 300 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math, Political & Social Sciences, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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New Scientist environment and development consultant Pearce (With Speed and Violence: Why Scientists Fear Tipping Points in Climate Change, 2007, etc.) looks at the stuff our consumer dreams are made of, drawing dire conclusions about globalization along the way.

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Pearce’s quest to discover “the hidden world” sustaining Western consumption habits is fulfilled with varying degrees of success in this, his third book. Tracking the routes taken

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Confessions of an Eco Sinner: Travels to Find Where My Stuff Comes From by Fred Pearce 400pp, Eden Project, £12.99 Real England: The Battle Against the Bland by Paul Kingsnorth 304pp, Portobello, £14.99 Both of these books tell you something shocking about the world - that it is being ruined by v...

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"What does chocolate taste like?" An unexpected question, and all the more poignan...

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It's one of many revelations uncovered by Fred Pearce as he tracks the lifecycle of his belongings, from the shirt on his back to the coffee in his cup.

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An environmentally concerned journalist examines where his stuff comes from.

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