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Fred Pearce is environment consultant at New Scientist and a weekly columnist and investigative journalist for the Guardian. He has also written for Audubon, Popular Science, Time, the Boston Globe, andNatural History. His books include The Coming Population Crash, Confessions of an Eco-Sinner, With Speed and Violence, When the Rivers Run Dry, Keepers of the Spring, Turning Up the Heat, and Deep Jungle. Pearce lives in England.
A 2008 Indie Next Pick
In Confessions of an Eco-Sinner, Fred Pearce surveys his home and then sets out to track down the people behind the production anddistribution 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 thansix billion inhabitants have on our planet--and of the working and living conditions of the people who produce most of these goods.