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Colin Tudge attended Dulwich College during 1954-1961.
Trumpington St, Cambridge CB2 1RD, United Kingdom
Colin Tudge attended Peterhouse, Cambridge, studying zoology and English from 1962 to 1965.
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Colin Tudge as a Plenary speaker at the Oxford Food Symposium.
(In Last Animals at the Zoo, Colin Tudge argues that zoos ...)
In Last Animals at the Zoo, Colin Tudge argues that zoos have become an essential part of modern conservation strategy, and that the only real hope for saving many endangered species is through creative use of zoos in combination with restoration of natural habitats. From the genetics of captive breeding to techniques of behavioral enrichment, Tudge examines all aspects of zoo conservation programs and explains how the precarious existence of so many animals can best be protected.
(Concern for the environment - brought about by the impact...)
Concern for the environment - brought about by the impact of widespread waste, pollution, and mismanagement - has created a pressing need for information about the countless ways that humans, animals and plants interact in the world around us. In Global Ecology, eminent science writer Colin Tudge offers an authoritative exploration of ecological science for general readers.
(Today we are developing a science that could change the w...)
Today we are developing a science that could change the world - for good or ill - more quickly and more profoundly than ever before. The science of genetics promises - or threatens - nothing less than the creation of life. Colin Tudge leads the reader gently through the deepest intricacies of genetics. He traces its history. He explores its awesome power and its current applications. And he speculates on its thrilling - or terrifying - future. He has written an essential book for anyone interested in the future of the human race.
(Chronicles the period in evolution during which human bei...)
Chronicles the period in evolution during which human beings progressed from simians to hominids, citing the pivotal roles of climate, ecology, and geological movements while predicitng future changes
(Colin Tudge overturns the traditional view that farming b...)
Colin Tudge overturns the traditional view that farming began in the Middle East 10,000 years ago, quickly led to the Neolithic farming revolution, and ended the hunting-gathering lifestyle. Agriculture in some form had been practiced for thousands of years before that, Tudge argues. Neolithic farming was not the beginning of agriculture but the beginning of agriculture on a large scale, in one place, with refined tools.
(Here, between the covers of one capacious book, is an ill...)
Here, between the covers of one capacious book, is an illustrated summary of all the creatures that have ever lived, a vast compendium of earth's current and former inhabitants in all their dazzling and infinite diversity. Colin Tudge argues that we are entering a new phase of biology in which, for the first time, biologists are achieving profound insight into life's true diversity and developing the tools to keep track of it. The Variety of Life heralds this new phase.
(A blend of history, science, philosophy, and environmenta...)
A blend of history, science, philosophy, and environmentalism, The Tree is an engaging and elegant look at the life of the tree and what modern research tells us about their future.
(The message of Feeding People is Easy is the most importa...)
The message of Feeding People is Easy is the most important that can be conceived. At the moment 38 million people across Africa are at risk of starvation, yet with a major change in our thinking, the world can be fed forever-without cruelty to livestock and without wrecking the planet. If we do the job properly, we will create human societies that are truly agreeable, cooperative, and at peace-societies in which all manner of people with all kinds of beliefs and aspirations can be personally fulfilled.
(For more than a century, scientists have raced to unravel...)
For more than a century, scientists have raced to unravel the human family tree and have grappled with its complications. Now, with an astonishing new discovery, everything we thought we knew about primate origins could change. Lying inside a high-security vault, deep within the heart of one of the world's leading natural history museums, is the scientific find of a lifetime - a perfectly fossilized early primate, older than the previously most famous primate fossil, Lucy, by forty-four million years. A secret until now, the fossil - "Ida" to the researchers who have painstakingly verified her provenance - is the most complete primate fossil ever found.
(The modern world is dominated by ideas that are threateni...)
The modern world is dominated by ideas that are threatening to kill us: that life is one long battle from conception to grave; that all creatures, including human beings, are driven by their selfish DNA; that the universe is just stuff, for us to use at will. These ideas are seen as emerging from science and hard-nosed philosophy, and become self-fulfilling. They have led us to create a world in perpetual strife,that is unjust and in many ways precarious. This remarkable book by an experienced author and thinker argues there's another way of looking at the world that is just as rooted in modern science, and yet says precisely the opposite: that life is in fact cooperative; all creatures, including human beings, are basically nice; that there's more to the 'stuff' of the world than meets the eye.
Colin Tudge attended Dulwich College during 1954-1961, from where he won a scholarship to Peterhouse, Cambridge, studying zoology and English from 1962 to 1965. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Peterhouse in 1965 and his Master of Arts in 1966.
Colin Tudge has written a great many articles for a great many publications and has worked for World Medicine, Farmers' Weekly and New Scientist, before becoming a freelance writer in 1990. He writes books on natural history, evolution, food and farming, and, lately, on the philosophy of science and metaphysics.
Colin Tudge also enjoys public speaking - so far in many universities including Beijing; in three of England's great cathedrals; at the Royal Society; and at meetings of many kinds in all kinds of places including public libraries, bookshops, pubs, church halls, and a hockey club. He has also run courses on farming and related matters at Schumacher College in Devon.
In the 1980s he was a regular broadcaster for the BBC, including the BBC Radio 4 science series Spectrum; he wrote and presented The Food Connection; he made one-off documentaries and guest appearances.
In 2008 Colin and his second wife Ruth together established the Campaign for Real Farming; and in 2010, together with Graham Harvey, they launched the Oxford Real Farming Conference as the antidote to the established Oxford Farming Conference. The ORFC is now an annual event.
In 2016 Colin established the College for Real Farming and Food Culture, intended to provide the intellectual underpinning of the much-needed Agrarian Renaissance.
He lives in Oxford, United Kingdom, since 2000.
(In Last Animals at the Zoo, Colin Tudge argues that zoos ...)1991
(The modern world is dominated by ideas that are threateni...)
(Concern for the environment - brought about by the impact...)1991
(Here, between the covers of one capacious book, is an ill...)2000
(Chronicles the period in evolution during which human bei...)1996
(Colin Tudge overturns the traditional view that farming b...)1999
(A blend of history, science, philosophy, and environmenta...)2006
(Today we are developing a science that could change the w...)1993
(For more than a century, scientists have raced to unravel...)2009
(The message of Feeding People is Easy is the most importa...)2007
Colin Tudge has been a member of Linnean Society. He also co-founded London Zoo Reform Group, in 1991 and was a member of council during 1992-1994. Tudge has also been a member of council of London Zoo Board and a member of summer school of Jersey Zoo.
Colin Tudge married on September 9, 1966, but later divorced. He has three children, two daughters and one son.