Listen To Episode 7 Of The Paul Kirtley Podcast
Jules Pretty OBE, Professor of Environment and Society at the University of Essex joins me to discuss his book The Edge Of Extinction: Travels With Enduring People In Vanishing Lands, the powerful messages it contains and his work in general.
Travels With Enduring People In Vanishing Lands
Jules Pretty OBE is Professor of Environment and Society at the University of Essex, where he is Deputy Vice Chancellor.
He received an OBE in 2006 for services to sustainable agriculture.
Professor Pretty is an environmental scientist of world renown, the author of 18 books.
His academic work has focused on sustainable agriculture and the relationship between people and the land.
This very much comes to the fore in his latest book, The Edge Of Extinction: Travels With Enduring People In Vanishing Lands, which was published in 2014.
The book contains accounts from 12 environments and cultures from around the world. He documents travels to and time spent with people living close to the land, in deserts, in snow, high in the mountains, on grassy steppes, in coastal habitats and on farms in various places.
Using these varied examples Professor Pretty demonstrates that there are many different ways to live in cooperation with nature.
It was with this in mind, in the context of my interest in people’s relationship with nature through bushcraft and wilderness travel as well as the everyday experiences with nature that we can all have, that I wanted to invite Jules onto my podcast.
He very graciously agreed and our conversation forms episode 7 of my podcast.
How To Listen To This Podcast
You can listen to this podcast here on my website by using the player above. Just press the play button.
You can download the podcast episode .mp3 file by right-clicking on the download link to save the .mp3 file down to your local machine/device.
Thanks For Listening!
Thanks for joining me on this podcast. If you have any comments about this episode, please leave them in the comments section below.
If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons at the top of this page. Thanks!
Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of this podcast and I read each and every one of them.
Books By Jules Pretty
Links To Items Mentioned In This Podcast
Related Material On Paul Kirtley’s Blog
Latest posts by Paul Kirtley (see all)
- #AskPaulKirtley Episode 48 – Bushcraft Instructing, Winter Wild Edibles, Uses Of Willow, Tool Sharpening and Bivvy Bag Use In The Open - February 11, 2017
- Small Wood Splitting With Axe: Reliable In Camp & On The Trail - February 7, 2017
- #AskPaulKirtley Episode 47: Optimal Tinder Bundle Airflow, Tooth Problems, Keeping Kit Dry, Bushcraft Training Advice - January 24, 2017