Half-Earth

Half-Earth

Our Planet's Fight for Life

Book - 2016
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Refusing to accept the mass extinction of species as inevitability, one of the world's greatest naturalist proposes a plan to save Earth's imperiled biosphere. Edward O. Wilson demonstrates that we blindly ignore the histories of millions of other species, Wilson warns of a point of no return that is imminent. Angrily challenging the fashionable theories of Anthropocenes, who contend that humans can survive alone in an Edenic bubble engineered for their own survival, Wilson documents that the biosphere does not belong to us. Wilson has written "Half-Earth"as a cri de coeur, proposing that the only solution to our impending Sixth Extinction is to increase the area of natural reserves to half the surface of the earth. Suffused with a profound Darwinian understanding of our planet's fragility, this is a transformative work that reverberates with urgency like few other books.
Publisher: New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W. W. Norton & Company, ©2016.
ISBN: 9781631490828
Characteristics: 259 pages :,illustrations ;,25 cm.

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Sep 13, 2017

Far from the author's best, but still worth a read.

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Jul 30, 2016

With wise and understated passion is this book written; some enthusiasm, and much sadness as well. It describes numerous creatures and their ecosystems, explains environmental destruction - its types, causes, and effects - and suggests what we can do about it, and why its important, without giving in to anthropocentrism.

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