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The sinking ark : a new look at the problem of disappearing species

Author: Norman Myers
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Pergamon Press, 1979.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book ... looks at the prospect for all species on earth, 5-10 million of them. It proposes that ... [the world] stand[s] to lose at least 1 million by the end of the century, and several more million within ... a few decades ... a single species [man] now dominates all others ... this unique situation implies a ... responsibility for man to consider what he is doing to his fellow creatures, and to himself ...  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Myers, Norman.
Sinking ark.
Oxford ; New York : Pergamon Press, 1979
(OCoLC)643790004
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Norman Myers
ISBN: 0080245013 9780080245010
OCLC Number: 5029035
Description: xiii, 307 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The problem of disappearing species : how many species?; species under threat; what are species good for?; utilitarian benefits of species preservation; disappearing species : the economics of natural resources; political and legal dimensions of species conservation --
Tropical moist forests : patterns of exploitation; role of multinational corporations, international aid agencies --
Comprehensive strategy for conservation of species : zoos, parks and other protection measures : how many make enough?; economic factors : problems and opportunities; legal and political options; what developing countries can do for the global heritage; what developed countries can do for the global heritage; conservation of species and the new world order.
Responsibility: Norman Myers.

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This book ... looks at the prospect for all species on earth, 5-10 million of them. It proposes that ... [the world] stand[s] to lose at least 1 million by the end of the century, and several more million within ... a few decades ... a single species [man] now dominates all others ... this unique situation implies a ... responsibility for man to consider what he is doing to his fellow creatures, and to himself ... under man's impact, natural environments ... are undergoing ... rapid disruption ... this book ... asks why species are allowed disappear ... [it] suggests that ... [people] need to look at several further aspects of the problem--economic, political, legal, social and cultural factors ... [the author states that] just as we are all involved in the extinction of species, and just as ... [people] all benefit from their preservation, so ... [they] should all contribute to the cost of a comprehensive strategy to save species.-Preface.

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