Acclaimed veteran science writer travels to the ends of the earth in search of where his belongings have come from and who has mined, grown or made them. Setting the green wash aside, this is unique as an unbiased, mature and objective, comprehensively researched and rivetingly told, story of a journey to discover his true footprint as one of 7 billion of us now living on the planet
Fred Pearce is an author and journalist. He is married with grown-up children and lives in Wandsworth in London. For much of the time he works from home. But reporting about environment and development has taken him all over the world for publications such as New Scientist, the Daily Telegraph, the Independent, Country Living, Geographical and the Ecologist.