skip to content
The creation : an appeal to save life on earth Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

The creation : an appeal to save life on earth

Author: Edward O Wilson
Publisher: New York : Norton, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
Like Rachel Carson's Silent Spring, this is a book about the fate of the earth and the survival of our planet. Wilson attempts to bridge the seemingly irreconcilable worlds of fundamentalism and science. Passionately concerned about the state of the world, he draws on his own personal experiences and expertise as an entomologist, and prophesies that half the species of plants and animals on Earth could either have  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward O Wilson
ISBN: 0393062171 9780393062175
OCLC Number: 69241402
Description: viii, 175 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: pt. 1. The creation. --
Letter to a Southern Baptist Pastor: Salutation --
Ascending to nature --
What is nature? --
Why care? --
Alien invaders from Planet Earth --
Two magnificent animals --
Wild nature and human nature --
pt. 2. Decline and redemption. --
The pauperization of earth --
Denial and its risks --
End game --
pt. 3. What science has learned. --
Biology is the study of nature --
The fundamental laws of biology --
Exploration of a little-known planet --
pt. 4. Teaching the creation. --
How to learn biology and how to teach it --
How to raise a naturalist --
Citizen science --
pt. 5. Reaching across. --
An alliance for life.
Responsibility: Edward O. Wilson.

Abstract:

Proposes an alliance between science and religion to save Earth's vanishing biodiversity. This book is written in the form of a letter to a Southern Baptist Minister with personal anecdotes from the  Read more...

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.

Similar Items

Related Subjects:(7)

User lists with this item (9)

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/69241402> # The creation : an appeal to save life on earth
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
   library:oclcnum "69241402" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> ; # New York
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nyu> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/104136570#Topic/schepping> ; # Schepping
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/104136570#Topic/umweltethik> ; # Umweltethik
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/104136570#Topic/biodiversitat_artenschutz> ; # Biodiversität--Artenschutz
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/832383> ; # Biology
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/333.9516/e22/> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/104136570#Topic/biologie> ; # Biologie
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/882382> ; # Creation
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/104136570#Topic/natuurbehoud> ; # Natuurbehoud
   schema:bookEdition "1st ed." ;
   schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
   schema:copyrightYear "2006" ;
   schema:creator <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/104136570#Person/wilson_edward_o> ; # Edward O. Wilson
   schema:datePublished "2006" ;
   schema:description "Like Rachel Carson's Silent Spring, this is a book about the fate of the earth and the survival of our planet. Wilson attempts to bridge the seemingly irreconcilable worlds of fundamentalism and science. Passionately concerned about the state of the world, he draws on his own personal experiences and expertise as an entomologist, and prophesies that half the species of plants and animals on Earth could either have gone or at least are fated for early extinction by the end of our present century. This is not a bitter, predictable rant against fundamentalist Christians or deniers of Darwin; rather, Wilson, a leading "secular humanist," draws upon his own rich background as a boy in Alabama who "took the waters," and seeks not to condemn this new generation of Christians but to address them on their own terms.--From publisher description."@en ;
   schema:description "pt. 1. The creation. -- Letter to a Southern Baptist Pastor: Salutation -- Ascending to nature -- What is nature? -- Why care? -- Alien invaders from Planet Earth -- Two magnificent animals -- Wild nature and human nature -- pt. 2. Decline and redemption. -- The pauperization of earth -- Denial and its risks -- End game -- pt. 3. What science has learned. -- Biology is the study of nature -- The fundamental laws of biology -- Exploration of a little-known planet -- pt. 4. Teaching the creation. -- How to learn biology and how to teach it -- How to raise a naturalist -- Citizen science -- pt. 5. Reaching across. -- An alliance for life."@en ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/104136570> ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:name "The creation : an appeal to save life on earth"@en ;
   schema:productID "69241402" ;
   schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/69241402#PublicationEvent/new_york_norton_2006> ;
   schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/104136570#Agent/norton> ; # Norton
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780393062175> ;
   umbel:isLike <http://bnb.data.bl.uk/id/resource/GBA666407> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/69241402> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> # New York
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "New York" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/104136570#Person/wilson_edward_o> # Edward O. Wilson
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Wilson" ;
   schema:givenName "Edward O." ;
   schema:name "Edward O. Wilson" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/104136570#Topic/biodiversitat_artenschutz> # Biodiversität--Artenschutz
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Biodiversität--Artenschutz"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/832383> # Biology
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Biology"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/882382> # Creation
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Creation"@en ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780393062175>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0393062171" ;
   schema:isbn "9780393062175" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.