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Human Nature: A Blueprint for Managing the Earth--by People, for People / Edition 1
     

Human Nature: A Blueprint for Managing the Earth--by People, for People / Edition 1

by James Trefil
 

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ISBN-10: 0805078487

ISBN-13: 2900805078489

Pub. Date: 05/01/2005

Publisher: Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.

"Uncommon and refreshing. Moreover, Trefil is right."
-Michael Ruse, The New York Times Book Review

As a prizewinning theoretical physicist and bestselling author, James Trefil has long been the public's guide to a better understanding of the world. Now, in this provocative and engaging book, Trefil looks squarely at our environmental future

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"Uncommon and refreshing. Moreover, Trefil is right."
-Michael Ruse, The New York Times Book Review

As a prizewinning theoretical physicist and bestselling author, James Trefil has long been the public's guide to a better understanding of the world. Now, in this provocative and engaging book, Trefil looks squarely at our environmental future and finds-contrary to popular wisdom-reason to celebrate.

For too long, Trefil argues, humans have treated nature as something separate from themselves-pristine wilderness to be saved or material resources to be exploited. What we need instead is a scientific approach to the environment. In Human Nature, Trefil exposes the benefits of genetically modified species, uncovers vital facts about droughts and global warming, and shows why putting humans first is the best path ahead. By taking advantage of explosive advances in the sciences, we can fruitfully manage the planet, if we rise to the challenge.

Human Nature promises to awaken a new state of environmentalism and our relationship to the planet-and is filled with optimism, rather than alarm.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900805078489
Publisher:
Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
05/01/2005
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
249

Table of Contents

Contents

Title Page,
Preface,
I - The First Step,
1 - Where Do We Fit In?,
2 - Nature and Natural Selection,
3 - Leaving Nature Behind,
II -The Myths of Pop Ecology,
4 - Lost Eden,
5 - The Myth of Stability,
6 - The Myth of the Pristine Wilderness,
7 - The Myth That We Are Poisoning the Earth,
8 - The Question of Extinction,
9 - The Greenhouse Effect and Global Warming,
III - The New Environmental Toolbox,
10 - Genomics,
11 - Genetic Modification,
12 - The Emergence of Complexity,
13 - Experimental Ecosystems,
IV - The Second Step,
14 - A Matter of Choices,
15 - The Managed Planet,
Also by James Trefil,
Index,
About the Author,
Copyright Page,

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