Half-earth

Half-earth

Our Planet's Fight for Life

eBook - 2016
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In his most urgent book to date, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and world-renowned biologist Edward O. Wilson states that in order to stave off the mass extinction of species, including our own, we must move swiftly to preserve the biodiversity of our planet. In this "visionary blueprint for saving the planet" (Stephen Greenblatt), Half-Earth argues that the situation facing us is too large to be solved piecemeal and proposes a solution commensurate with the magnitude of the problem: dedicate fully half the surface of the Earth to nature. Identifying actual regions of the planet that can still be reclaimed--such as the California redwood forest, the Amazon River basin, and grasslands of the Serengeti, among others--Wilson puts aside the prevailing pessimism of our times and "speaks with a humane eloquence which calls to us all" (Oliver Sacks).
Published: New York :, Liveright Publishing Corporation,, 2016.
ISBN: 9781631490835
Branch Call Number: OVERDRIVE DOWNLOADABLE EBOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Sep 13, 2017

Far from the author's best, but still worth a read.

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Jul 30, 2016

With wise and understated passion is this book written; some enthusiasm, and much sadness as well. It describes numerous creatures and their ecosystems, explains environmental destruction - its types, causes, and effects - and suggests what we can do about it, and why its important, without giving in to anthropocentrism.

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