Herbert Girardet is a campaigner, writer and film maker concerned with human impact on the earth. His particular concern has been the survival of bio-cultural diversity in the face of rainforest destruction. Girardet has researched and produced 18 environmental TV documentaries filmed in 16 countries on five continents. In these films, as well as in his books, he has balanced thorough analysis of environmental problems and their causes with messages of hope for the future. In 1992 he published Earthrise: "How we can heal our injured planet". In 1993 he will publishThe Gaia Atlas Of Cities: "New directions for sustainable urban living".