Half-Earth: Our Planet's Fight for Life 1st Edition, Kindle Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-1631490828
ISBN-10: 1631490826
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“A much-needed antidote to the views of those who assert that our worldly woes are exaggerated.” (Guardian)

“Edward O. Wilson possesses a rare, almost unique, combination of immense scientific knowledge and deep humane intelligence. Looking around him at the beloved natural world he has done so much to understand and taking the measure of the massive damage to it caused by human stupidity and greed, he has every reason to succumb to despair. But Half-Earth is not a bitter jeremiad. It is a brave expression of hope, a visionary blueprint for saving the planet.” (Stephen Greenblatt, author of The Swerve)

“If humankind finds a way to live in peace together, and in harmony with nature, Wilson will have played a unique role in that deliverance.” (Jeffrey Sachs)

“Wilson’s sense of the future cannot be easily dismissed. Over the years, we have learned a lot about the world and ourselves from him; and with Half-Earth, a book of vision and welcome optimism, he has yet more to teach us.” (Jack E. Davis - Tampa Bay Times)

“An audacious idea that might jump-start a lagging conversation about a burning issue…[I]f Half-Earth takes us any closer to sparking greater effort, it will cement Wilson’s already remarkable legacy.” (Mike Weilbacher - Philadelphia Inquirer)

“Wilson’s passion for the planet shines through on these pages. He looks at life in its broadest, grandest sweep…Wilson is a thinker in the tradition of Alexander von Humboldt.” (Matthew Price - The National)

“Few experts have offered such an exuberant and optimistic plan for dealing with [climate change] as biologist Edward O. Wilson…The strength of his argument lies in his ability to elegantly unveil the bigger picture, and to define and examine what in our essential human nature has led us to this point…[W]e need Wilson’s reminder that we are not demigods, but are instead, as he puts it, ‘a biological species tied to this particular biological world.’” (Jessi Phillips - Sierra)

“As an outline of our terrible ecological plight, it does a first-class job.” (Robin McKie - Guardian)

About the Author

Edward O. Wilson is widely recognized as one of the world's preeminent biologists and naturalists. The author of more than twenty books, including The Creation, The Social Conquest of Earth, The Meaning of Human Existence, and Letters to a Young Scientist, Wilson is a professor emeritus at Harvard University. The winner of two Pulitzer Prizes, he lives in Lexington, Massachusetts.

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  • File Size: 26893 KB
  • Print Length: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Liveright; 1 edition (March 7, 2016)
  • Publication Date: March 7, 2016
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00ZAT8VNE
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