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The Resource Dodging extinction : power, food, money, and the future of life on Earth, Anthony D. Barnosky

Dodging extinction : power, food, money, and the future of life on Earth, Anthony D. Barnosky

Label
Dodging extinction : power, food, money, and the future of life on Earth
Title
Dodging extinction
Title remainder
power, food, money, and the future of life on Earth
Statement of responsibility
Anthony D. Barnosky
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Paleobiologist Anthony D. Barnosky weaves together evidence from the deep past and the present to alert us to the looming Sixth Mass Extinction and to offer a practical, hopeful plan for avoiding it. Writing from the front lines of extinction research, Barnosky tells the overarching story of geologic and evolutionary history and how it informs the way humans inhabit, exploit, and impact Earth today. He presents compelling evidence that unless we rethink how we generate the power we use to run our global ecosystem, where we get our food, and how we make our money, we will trigger what would be the sixth great extinction on Earth, with dire consequences. Optimistic that we can change this ominous forecast if we act now, Barnosky provides clear-cut strategies to guide the planet away from global catastrophe. In many instances the necessary technology and know-how already exist and are being applied to crucial issues around human-caused climate change, feeding the world's growing population, and exploiting natural resources. Deeply informed yet accessibly written, Dodging Extinction is nothing short of a guidebook for saving the planet."--Amazon.com
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Barnosky, Anthony D
Dewey number
576.8/4
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QE721.2.E97
LC item number
B37 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mass extinctions
  • Extinction (Biology)
  • Conservation of natural resources
Label
Dodging extinction : power, food, money, and the future of life on Earth, Anthony D. Barnosky
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
  • xii, 240 pages :
  • illustration
Isbn
9780520274372
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013048773
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)872647028
Label
Dodging extinction : power, food, money, and the future of life on Earth, Anthony D. Barnosky
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
  • xii, 240 pages :
  • illustration
Isbn
9780520274372
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013048773
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)872647028

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