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Extinction : the causes and consequences of the disappearance of species

Author: Paul R Ehrlich; Anne H Ehrlich
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©1981.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Examines the problem of disappearing species and analyzes the causes of the accelerated rate of extinction and what can be done to halt the trend.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ehrlich, Paul R.
Extinction.
New York : Random House, ©1981
(OCoLC)648342125
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul R Ehrlich; Anne H Ehrlich
ISBN: 0394513126 9780394513126
OCLC Number: 7196798
Description: xiv, 305 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Introduction. Should we mourn the dinosaurs? --
The origin of species, and their extinction --
pt. 2. Why should we care? Compassion, esthetics, fascination, and ethics --
Direct economic benefits of preserving species --
Indirect benefits : life-support systems --
pt. 3. How are species endangered by humanity? Direct endangering --
Indirect endangering --
pt. 4. What are we doing and what can we do? The politics of extinction --
Zoos, reserves, and presentation : the tactics of conservation --
The strategy of conservation.
Responsibility: Paul and Anne Ehrlich.

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Examines the problem of disappearing species and analyzes the causes of the accelerated rate of extinction and what can be done to halt the trend.

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