Imperiled Planet: Restoring Our Endangered Ecosystems

Imperiled Planet: Restoring Our Endangered Ecosystems

by Edward Goldsmith, Peter Bunyard, Nicholas Hildyard, Patrick McCully
     
 
Framed by the notion of a living, perishable Earth, Imperiled Planet provides an easily accessible presentation of a wide range of ecosystems, showing how they work, the traditional forms of human use, threats to these systems and the extent and range of losses, the underlying causes of destruction, and what is being done to save them as well as what still

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Framed by the notion of a living, perishable Earth, Imperiled Planet provides an easily accessible presentation of a wide range of ecosystems, showing how they work, the traditional forms of human use, threats to these systems and the extent and range of losses, the underlying causes of destruction, and what is being done to save them as well as what still needs to be done.

The authors are editors of The Ecologist. Based in Cornwall, England, The Ecologist was one of the first periodicals to recognize the concept of global ecology and to take a stance on the critical environmental issues of our day.

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School Library Journal
YA-- Using the Gaia principle as the central focus, the editors of The Ecologist , a British publication, recognize the concept of global ecology and the need to take a careful look at critical environmental issues. With this holistic focus on the planet, there is also a realistic perspective of the balance between the wide-ranging endangered ecosystems and the powerful human dimensions of practical political and social concerns. The serious issues are confronted rationally, and sensible proposals are put forth in an incontrovertible but compelling fashion. The book includes a rich collection of splendid full-color photographs, charts, and diagrams that enhance the substantial text.-- Mary T. Gerrity, Queen Anne School, Upper Marlboro, MD
Booknews
Written by the editors of The Ecologist magazine, this primer to the ecosystems examines the critical environmental issues of today by studying each ecosystem in its entirety: the way it functions, threats to each system, extent and range of losses, underlying causes of destruction, traditional forms of human use, and current preservation efforts. With some 250 color photographs, diagrams, and maps, many in large format. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262071321
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
02/29/2000
Edition description:
1st MIT Press ed
Pages:
320

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