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The Resource Biological extinction : new perspectives, edited by Partha Dasgupta, University of Cambridge, Peter H. Raven, Missouri Botanical Garden, Anna L. McIvor, University of Cambridge

Biological extinction : new perspectives, edited by Partha Dasgupta, University of Cambridge, Peter H. Raven, Missouri Botanical Garden, Anna L. McIvor, University of Cambridge

Label
Biological extinction : new perspectives
Title
Biological extinction
Title remainder
new perspectives
Statement of responsibility
edited by Partha Dasgupta, University of Cambridge, Peter H. Raven, Missouri Botanical Garden, Anna L. McIvor, University of Cambridge
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The rapidly increasing human pressure on the biosphere is pushing biodiversity into the sixth mass extinction event in the history of life on Earth. The organisms being exterminated are integral working parts of our planet's life support system, and their loss is permanent. Like climate change, this irreversible loss has potentially devastating consequences for humanity. As we come to recognise the many ways in which we depend on nature, this can pave the way for a new ethic that acknowledges the importance of co-existence between humans and other species. Biological Extinction features chapters contributed by leading thinkers in diverse fields of knowledge and practice, including biology, economics, geology, archaeology, demography, architecture and intermediate technology. Drawing on examples from various socio-ecological systems, the book offers new perspectives on the urgent issue of biological extinction, proposing novel solutions to the problems that we face. -- Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
576.8/4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QH78
LC item number
.B56 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Dasgupta, Partha
  • Raven, Peter H.
  • McIvor, A.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Extinction (Biology)
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Adaptation (Biology)
  • Biodiversity conservation
  • Biodiversity conservation
  • Adaptation (Biology)
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Extinction (Biology)
Label
Biological extinction : new perspectives, edited by Partha Dasgupta, University of Cambridge, Peter H. Raven, Missouri Botanical Garden, Anna L. McIvor, University of Cambridge
Instantiates
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
Contents
Introduction / Partha S. Dasgupta and Peter H. Raven -- Prologue. Extinction : what it means to us / Martin Rees -- 1. Extinction in deep time : lessons from the past? / Neil Shubin -- 2. Biodiversity and global change : from creator to victim / Timothy M. Lenton -- 3. The state of the world's biodiversity / Stuart L. Pimm and Peter H. Raven -- 4. Extinction threats to life in the ocean and opportunities for their amelioration / Jenna M. Sullivan, Vanessa Constant and Jane Lubchenco -- 5. Out of the soil : soil (dark matter biodiversity) and societal 'collapses' from Mesoamerica to Mesopotamia and beyond / Timothy Beach, Sheryl Luzzadder-Beach and Nicholas P. Dunning -- 6. The green revolution and crop biodiversity / Prabhu L. Pingali -- 7. Population : the current state and future prospects / John Bongaarts -- 8. Game over? : drivers of biological extinction in Africa / Calestous Juma -- 9. Why we're in the sixth great extinction and what it means to humanity / Partha S. Dasgupta and Paul R. Ehrlich -- 10. The consequences of biodiversity loss for human well-being / Charles Perrings and Ann Kinzig -- 11. Terra incognita : in search of the disconnect / Mathis Wackernagel -- 12. How do we stem biodiversity loss? / Gretchen C. Daily and Stephen Polasky -- 13. Can smart villages help to stem biodiversity loss? / Brian Heap, John Holmes and Bernie Jones -- 14. The new design condition : planetary urbanism + resource scarcity + climate change / John T. Hoal
Control code
1089879259
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxii, 442 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781108482288
Lccn
2019008003
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1089879259
Label
Biological extinction : new perspectives, edited by Partha Dasgupta, University of Cambridge, Peter H. Raven, Missouri Botanical Garden, Anna L. McIvor, University of Cambridge
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
Contents
Introduction / Partha S. Dasgupta and Peter H. Raven -- Prologue. Extinction : what it means to us / Martin Rees -- 1. Extinction in deep time : lessons from the past? / Neil Shubin -- 2. Biodiversity and global change : from creator to victim / Timothy M. Lenton -- 3. The state of the world's biodiversity / Stuart L. Pimm and Peter H. Raven -- 4. Extinction threats to life in the ocean and opportunities for their amelioration / Jenna M. Sullivan, Vanessa Constant and Jane Lubchenco -- 5. Out of the soil : soil (dark matter biodiversity) and societal 'collapses' from Mesoamerica to Mesopotamia and beyond / Timothy Beach, Sheryl Luzzadder-Beach and Nicholas P. Dunning -- 6. The green revolution and crop biodiversity / Prabhu L. Pingali -- 7. Population : the current state and future prospects / John Bongaarts -- 8. Game over? : drivers of biological extinction in Africa / Calestous Juma -- 9. Why we're in the sixth great extinction and what it means to humanity / Partha S. Dasgupta and Paul R. Ehrlich -- 10. The consequences of biodiversity loss for human well-being / Charles Perrings and Ann Kinzig -- 11. Terra incognita : in search of the disconnect / Mathis Wackernagel -- 12. How do we stem biodiversity loss? / Gretchen C. Daily and Stephen Polasky -- 13. Can smart villages help to stem biodiversity loss? / Brian Heap, John Holmes and Bernie Jones -- 14. The new design condition : planetary urbanism + resource scarcity + climate change / John T. Hoal
Control code
1089879259
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxii, 442 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781108482288
Lccn
2019008003
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1089879259

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