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Half-Earth : our planet's fight for life / Edward O. Wilson.

Wilson, Edward O. (author.).

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  • 4 of 4 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Hood River County Library District.

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Summary:

Half-Earth concludes Edward O. Wilson's trilogy begun by The social conquest of Earth and The meaning of Earth's existence. "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 solution commensurate with the magnitude of the problem: dedicate fully half the surface of the Earth to nature."--Amazon.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library 363.7 WIL 2016 (Text) 33892100361626 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 03/15/2016 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781631490828 :
  • Physical Description: 259 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, [2016]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-226) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The problem. The world ends, twice ; Humanity needs a biosphere ; How much biodiversity survives today? ; An elegy for the rhinos ; Apocalypses now ; Are we as gods? ; Why extinction is accelerating ; The impact of climate change : land, sea, and air ; The most dangerous worldview -- The real living world. Conservation science ; The Lord God species ; The unknown webs of life ; The wholly different aqueous world ; The invisible empire ; The best places in a biosphere ; History redefined -- The solution. The awakening ; Restoration ; Half-earth : how to save the biosphere ; Threading the bottleneck ; What must be done.
Summary, etc.:
Half-Earth concludes Edward O. Wilson's trilogy begun by The social conquest of Earth and The meaning of Earth's existence. "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 solution commensurate with the magnitude of the problem: dedicate fully half the surface of the Earth to nature."--Amazon.
Target Audience Note:
Adult. Brodart.
Adult. Brodart.
Subject: Nature conservation
Endangered species
Wildlife conservation
Environmental degradation
Environmental sciences

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