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World According to Pimm A Scientist Audits the Earth

ISBN-10: 0071374906

ISBN-13: 9780071374903

Edition: 2001

Authors: Stuart L. Pimm

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Working with conservation biology, Stuart Pimm's research covers why species become extinct, the patterns of habitat loss, forest erosion and the role of species in causing extinction among other issues. This looks at what we are taking from the earth.
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 7/20/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.672
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Prologue
Green Forest, Yellow Desert
Billions of Tons of Green Stuff
What Earth Does for Us - And What We Do to Earth
Not the Forest Primeval
When Vegetation Rioted and Big Trees Were King
Peace and Quiet and Good Earth
"Man Eats Planet! Two-Fifths Already Gone!"
Water, Water Everywhere?
Blue Ocean, Green Sea
On the Hero's Platform
Lots of Good Fish in the Sea
The Wisdom to Use Nature's Resources
The Variety of Life
An Inordinate Fondness for Beetles
... Abode His Destined Hour, and Went His Way
Nature's Eggs in Few Baskets
Epilogue
Notes
A Guide to Areas and Weights
Index