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The Future Of Life By Edward O. Wilson

The Future Of Life
by Edward O. Wilson

From one of the world's most influential scientists, an impassioned call for quick and decisive action to save the Earth's rich biological heritage.

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Our world is far richer than previously conceived, yet so ravaged by human activity that half its species could be gone by the end of the present century. These two contrasting themes--unexpected magnificence and underestimated peril--have originated during the past two decades of research. In this timely and important new book, one of our greatest living scientists describes exactly what treasures of the natural world we are about to lose forever and what we can do right now to save them. Destruction of natural habitats, the rampant spread of invasive species, pollution, uncontrolled population growth and overharvesting are the main threats to our natural world. Wilson explains how each of these elements works to undo the web of life that supports us, and why it is in our best interests to stop it.THE FUTURE OF LIFE is a magisterial accomplishment - both a moving description of the world's astonishing animals and plants and a guidebook for the protection of all its species, including our own.

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GOR001698738
The Future Of Life
Edward O. Wilson
Very Good
Hardback
Little, Brown Book Group
2003-07-03
256
0349115796
9780349115795
Winner of Natural World Book Prize 2002 Short-listed for Natural World Book of the Year 2002
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