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.
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