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Life in the balance : humanity and the biodiversity crisis

Author: Niles Eldredge
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Argues that the Earth is confronting a disaster in the making - an ecological crisis that, if left unresolved, could lead to mass extinction on the scale of that which killed the dinosaurs. This book  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Niles Eldredge
ISBN: 9780691050096 0691050090
OCLC Number: 44508384
Notes: "A Peter N. Nevraumont book."
Description: xv, 224 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: ch. 1. Tales from the swamp --
ch. 2. Biodiversity, evolution, and ecology --
ch. 3. Tree of life --
ch. 4. Ecosystem panorama --
ch. 5. Biodiversity: a threatened natural treasure --
ch. 6. Striking a balance.
Responsibility: Niles Eldredge ; illustrations by Patricia Wynne.

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"The most important science book of the year."--Publishers Weekly "[Life in the Balance] is a natural history of the world seen through the eyes of a latter-day prophet... The text is a delight, Read more...

 
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