Dodging Extinction

Dodging Extinction

Power, Food, Money, and the Future of Life on Earth

Book - 2014
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Argues that unless humanity changes how power is generated, how food is obtained, and how money is made there will be a sixth great species extinction across the planet.

University of California Press
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.


Publisher: Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2014]
ISBN: 9780520274372
0520274377
Branch Call Number: QE721.2.E97 B37 2014
Characteristics: xii, 240 pages ; 24 cm

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Mar 10, 2015

Clearly written, but brief and completely lacking graphs.

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