Ecocide: A Short History of the Mass Extinction of Species / Edition 1

Ecocide: A Short History of the Mass Extinction of Species / Edition 1

by Franz Broswimmer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0745319343

ISBN-13: 9780745319346

Pub. Date: 09/20/2002

Publisher: Pluto Press

At the dawn of the 21st century, it is clear that changes of enormous ecological significance are occuring on our planet. The ozone layer is beginning to disintegrate. Since 1970 the world's forests have almost halved. A quarter of the world's fish have been depleted. We live in an age of ecocide. 70% of biologists believe the world is now in the midst of the

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At the dawn of the 21st century, it is clear that changes of enormous ecological significance are occuring on our planet. The ozone layer is beginning to disintegrate. Since 1970 the world's forests have almost halved. A quarter of the world's fish have been depleted. We live in an age of ecocide. 70% of biologists believe the world is now in the midst of the fastest mass extinction of species in the planet's 4.5 billion-year history. Biodiversity loss is rated as a more serious environmental problem than the depletion of the ozone layer, global warming, or pollution and contamination. How have we come to this, and what can be done to conserve our environment for the future? Ecocide: A Short History of the Mass Extinction of Species examines the facts behind the figures to offer a disturbing account of the ecological impact that the human species has on the planet. Research specialist Franz Broswimmer shows how we are wilfully destroying our world. Highlighting important countermovements who are working for ecological democracy, this unique book is essential for anyone who cares about conserving our environment for the future.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745319346
Publisher:
Pluto Press
Publication date:
09/20/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Chapter 1: The Human Odyssey: From Biological To Cultural Evolution

Chapter 2: Problematic Society-Nature Relations Before The Modern Era

Chapter 3: The Modern Assault On Nature: The Making Of Ecocide

Chapter 4: The Planet As Sacrifice Zone

Chapter 5: Ecocide And Globalization

Epilogue: Living In The Age Of Ecocide

Glossary

Tables

Index

Selected Bibliography

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