Stuck Monkey : The Deadly Planetary Cost of the Things We Love

Stuck Monkey : The Deadly Planetary Cost of the Things We Love

Regular price £20.00

James Hamilton-Paterson

Category: Environmental Issues

Format: Hardback

Publication date: 4/13/23

Publisher: Apollo

ISBN 13: 9780198810506

Total Pages: 304 pages

Weight: 428

Dimensions: 144 x 225 x 29

People hunting monkeys in the jungle once devised a simple yet effective trap: When the creature found a banana in a large jar with a narrow neck, it would plunge its paw in to retrieve it. But it couldn't let go. And unless the monkey released the banana, it was stuck. We are, of course, the stuck monkey, paralysed by our modern lifestyles and consumer habits: our constant stream of online shopping deliveries, our compulsive dependence on digital devices, our obsession with ourpets. These addictions, as small and harmless as they may seem, are quietly destroying the planet. And the eco-friendly alternatives that alleviate our guilt are often not much better. In Stuck Monkey, James Hamilton-Paterson uncovers the truth behind the everyday habits fuelling the climate crisis. Drawing on eye-opening research and shocking statistics, he mercilessly dissects a wide spectrum of modern life: pets, gardening, sports, vehicles, fashion, wellness, holidays, and more. Ferociously unflinching andintelligent, this book will make you think twice about the 'innocent' habits we often take for granted.