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Half-earth : our planet's fight for life

Author: Edward O Wilson
Publisher: New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, ©2016 [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Half-Earth proposes an achievable plan to save our imperiled biosphere: devote half the surface of the Earth to nature. In order to stave off the mass extinction of species, including our own, we must move swiftly to preserve the biodiversity of our planet, says Edward O. Wilson in his most impassioned book to date. Half-Earth argues that the situation facing us is too large to be solved piecemeal and proposes a
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward O Wilson
ISBN: 9781631490828 1631490826 9781631492525 1631492527
OCLC Number: 933727398
Description: 259 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Part I. The problem. 1. The world ends, twice ; 2. Humanity needs a biosphere ; 3. How much biodiversity survives today? ; 4. An elegy for the rhinos ; 5. Apocalypses now ; 6. Are we as gods? ; 7. Why extinction is accelerating ; 8. The impact of climate change : land, sea, and air ; 9. The most dangerous worldview --
Part II. The real living world. 10. Conservation science ; 11. The Lord God species ; 12. The unknown webs of life ; 13. The wholly different aqueous world ; 14. The invisible empire ; 15. The best places in a biosphere ; 16. History redefined --
Part III. The solution. 17. The awakening ; 18. Restoration ; 19. Half-earth : how to save the biosphere ; 20. Threading the bottleneck ; 21. What must be done.
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