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Our Dying Planet An Ecologist's View of the Crisis We Face

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ISBN-10: 0520267567

ISBN-13: 9780520267565

Edition: 2011

Authors: Peter F. Sale

List price: $57.95
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Coral reefs are on track to become the first ecosystem actually eliminated from the planet. So says leading ecologist Peter F. Sale in this crash course on the state of the planet today. Sales draws from his own extensive work on coral reefs, and from recent research by other ecologists, to explore the many ways we are changing the earth and to explain why it matters. Weaving his own firsthand field experiences around the world into the narrative, Sale brings ecology alive while giving a solid understanding of the science at work behind today's pressing environmental issues. He delves into topics including overfishing, deforestation, biodiversity loss, use of fossil fuels, population…    
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Book details

List price: $57.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 9/12/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 360
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
Information: What We are Doing To Our World
Overfishing
Removing Forests
Disrupting the Ocean-Atmosphere Engine
The Perilous Future for Coral Reefs
Understanding: Why We Don't Comprehend The Scale Of Our Problem
The Problem of Shifting Baselines
Our Unrealistic Belief in the Balance of Nature
Moving Forward: Why It Matters And What We Need To Do
What Loss of Ecological Complexity Means for the World
Reducing Our Use of Fossil Fuels
Slowing Growth of the Human Population
Our Alternative Futures
Bibliography
Index