AudioFile - Find your next great audiobook
Get our Newsletter

THE BIG RATCHET How Humanity Thrives in the Face of Natural Crisis

by | Read by Pam Ward

Contemporary Culture • 7.25 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2014

Defries, an environmental geographer and 2007 MacArthur Fellow, offers the basic information we should all know to understand our species' precarious ability to extract enough food for our growing numbers from our small but bountiful planet. Following the outline of a basic course in food systems or sustainable development, the book discusses climate change only briefly, environmental politics not at all. Pam Ward's delivery is always clear and well paced. She's at home with the pronunciation of scientific terms and place names from around the world. Her didactic tone may remind listeners of a grade school teacher, but she gets her points across. F.C. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2014]



Trade Ed. • HighBridge Audio • 2014

CD ISBN 9781622315277 $29.99 • Six CDs

DD ISBN 9781622315284 $24.99

The latest audiobook reviews, right in your inbox.

Get our FREE Newsletter and discover a world of audiobooks.


AudioFile Newsletter

Let us recommend your next great audiobook!

No algorithms here!
We pick great audiobooks for you.
Sign up for our free newsletter with audiobook love from AudioFile editors.

If you are already with us, thank you! Just click X above.


Thank you for signing up.



Thank you for contacting us!

Our group will review and follow up within 72 hours.
Thanks for your interest!

Back Home ×