Following Allan Savory’s TED Talk in 2013, TED asked Allan to write a “TED
Book” for their online bookstore that would give the talk’s viewers some of
the background behind his discoveries. Shorter than traditional books, TED
Books run about 20,000 words each – long enough to explain a powerful
idea, but short enough to be read in a single sitting. And that perfectly
describes The Grazing Revolution: A Radical Solution to Save the Earth.
Last year TED discontinued its digital book series and turned the publishing rights
for The Grazing Revolution over to the Savory Institute. That has enabled us
to publish a second edition, with a few updates from Allan, as both a digital
and full-color paperback book.
In The Grazing Revolution, Allan highlights key points from the TED Talk
through the telling of his own story of discovery, debunking common
misconceptions and providing a vivid chronicle of the process by which he
has seen scrubby wasteland revert to a robust ecosystem. He shows how our
age-old agricultural practices are contributing to climate change and argues
that by re-imagining these practices, we can reverse desertification and save
the planet. For many of his listeners that seemed a radical plan, which TED
captured in creating the book’s subtitle.
This book makes a great gift for those who want to know more after listening
to Allan’s TED Talk but aren’t quite ready to delve into a 500-page textbook.
Digital and paperback books are now available on Amazon and from other
The Grazing Revolution
Digital (ISBN: 9798218059934) – $4.99 (buy on Amazon)
Paperback (ISBN: 9798218059941) – $9.99 + shipping (buy on Amazon)