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Dodging extinction : power, food, money and the future of life on Earth

Author: Anthony D Barnosky
Publisher: Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Paleobiologist Anthony D. Barnosky weaves together evidence from the deep past and the present to alert us to the looming Sixth Mass Extinction and to offer a practical, hopeful plan for avoiding it. Writing from the front lines of extinction research, Barnosky tells the overarching story of geologic and evolutionary history and how it informs the way humans inhabit, exploit, and impact Earth today. He presents  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony D Barnosky
ISBN: 9780520274372 0520274377
OCLC Number: 872647028
Description: xii, 240 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface --
The last ones standing --
It's not too late (yet) --
A perfect storm --
Power --
Food --
Money --
Resuscitation --
Back from the brink.
Responsibility: Anthony D. Barnosky.

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