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The diversity of life

Author: Edward O Wilson
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1992.
Series: Questions of science.
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"In the Amazon Basin the greatest violence sometimes begins as a flicker of light beyond the horizon. There in the perfect bowl of the night sky, untouched by light from any human source, a thunderstorm sends its premonitory signal and begins a slow journey to the observer, who thinks: the world is about to change." Watching from the edge of the Brazilian rain forest, witness to the sort of violence nature visits  Read more...
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Wilson, Edward O.
Diversity of life.
Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1992
(OCoLC)645855545
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Edward O Wilson
ISBN: 0674212983 9780674212985
OCLC Number: 25508994
Description: 424 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: The diversity of life (Book) --
Reflections on a life in science (Tape).
Series Title: Questions of science.
Responsibility: Edward O. Wilson.

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Traces the processes that produce new species, explains the importance of biodiversity, and recommends steps to help preserve diversity and improve the general quality of life.  Read more...

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