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From one of the world's most influential scientists (and two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author) comes his most timely and important book yet: an impassioned call for quick and decisive action to save Earth's biological heritage, and a plan to achieve that rescue.
Today we understand that our world is infinitely richer than was ever previously guessed. Yet it is so ravaged by human activity that half its species could be gone by the end of the present century. These two contrasting truths--unexpected magnificence and underestimated peril--have become compellingly clear during the past two decades of research on biological diversity.
In this dazzlingly intelligent and ultimately hopeful book, Wilson describes what treasures of the natural world we are about to lose forever--in many cases animals, insects, and plants we have only just discovered, and whose potential to nourish us, protect us, and cure our illnesses is immeasurable--and what we can do to save them. In the process, he explores the ethical and religious bases of the conservation movement and deflates the myth that environmental policy is antithetical to economic growth by illustrating how new methods of conservation can ensure long-term economic well-being.
"The Future of Life" is a magisterial accomplishment: both a moving description of our biosphere and a guidebook for the protection of all its species, including humankind.
Title: The Future of Life
Categories: Science & Technology,
Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 2002
ISBN Number: 0679450785
ISBN Number 13: 9780679450788
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: fine Jacket
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 000326
Description: 229 pp.8vo. This is Professor Wilson's call for quick and decisive action to save Earth's biological heritage, and a plan to achieve that rescue. Stated First Edition. Tight and unread. Dust jacket is protected with a Brodart archival cover.
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