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Half-Earth

Our Planet's Fight for Life

April 2016

Description

“The world’s greatest naturalist” (Jeffrey Sachs) proposes a plan to save Earth’s imperiled biosphere.

History is not a prerogative of the human species, Edward O. Wilson declares in Half-Earth. Demonstrating that we blindly ignore the histories of millions of other species, Wilson warns us that a point of no return is imminent. Refusing to believe that our extinction is predetermined, Wilson has written Half-Earth as a cri de coeur, proposing that the only solution to our impending “Sixth Extinction” is to increase the area of natural reserves to half the surface of the earth. Half-Earth is a resounding conclusion to the best-selling trilogy begun by the “splendid” (Financial Times) The Social Conquest of Earth (ISBN 978 0 87140 363 6) and “engaging and highly readable” (Times Higher Education) The Meaning of Human Existence (ISBN 978 0 87140 100 7).

Reviews

"...the conclusion to [Edward O. Wilson's] best-selling trilogy..." — BBC Wildlife

"Listen up: it could literally mean the world to us." — Karen Shook, New and noteworthy, Times Higher Education

"As an outline of our terrible ecological plight, it [Half-Earth] does a first-class job. Wilson is, if nothing else, a gifted wordsmith and Half-Earth is a much-needed antidote to the views of those who assert that our worldly woes are exaggerated and that everything is tickety-boo in the Garden of Eden." — The Observer

"... in his new, important work Half-Earth... Wilson's gauntlet has been thrown: let the revolution begin." — Geographical

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