Our Dying Planet An Ecologist's View of the Crisis We Face
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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 growth, and climate change while discussing the real consequences of our growing ecological footprint. Most importantly, this passionately written book emphasizes that a gloom and doom scenario is not inevitable, and as Sale explores alternative paths, he considers the ways in which science can help us realize a better future.
List price: $57.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 9/12/2011
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
|Information: What We are Doing To Our World|
|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|