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The Earth in Transition: Patterns and Processes of Biotic Impoverishment 1st Edition

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"All in all, this is an exceptionally competent book, the only one of its sort to achieve a systematized, also systemic, insight into the question of how far and how fast we are reducing the biotic diversity of the Earth." Norman Myers, Nature

"This volume is an important contribution because for the first time we see a concerted effort to describe the many dimensions and pervasive nature of biotic impoverishment. The message is grounded in sophisticated ecological science and it comes from leading ecologists." James R. Karr, Journal of the North American Benthological Society

"This important book helps us to understand that environmental processes can develop into what we might call both positive and negative feedback loops." Tim McKay, Econews

"Woodwell has assembled a collection of top-notch scientists to treat the problem across this wide geographical and ecological range. What emerges is a well-written and excellent set of syntheses." Peter S. White, American Scientist

"...a well produced, well written, and reasonably priced book. It provides a worthwhile introduction to and overview of problems of disturbance in a variety of situations, and it is suitable for students, researchers, and decision makers in government and industry." Robin J. Tausch, Restoration Ecology

"...will prove an important summary for ecologists and enviromental scientists, as well as for policymakers, economists, legislators, and students of environmental ethics." the Quarterly Review of Biology

Book Description

A group of outstanding environmental scientists has compiled a collection of case studies that illustrate the changes being wrought on the biosphere by the human presence.


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