Half Earth Our Planet s Fight for Life

Half Earth  Our Planet s Fight for Life Author Edward O. Wilson
ISBN-10 9781631490835
Release 2016-03-07
Pages 256
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Half-Earth proposes an achievable plan to save our imperiled biosphere: devote half the surface of the Earth to nature. In order to stave off the mass extinction of species, including our own, we must move swiftly to preserve the biodiversity of our planet, says Edward O. Wilson in his most impassioned book to date. Half-Earth argues that the situation facing us is too large to be solved piecemeal and proposes a solution commensurate with the magnitude of the problem: dedicate fully half the surface of the Earth to nature. If we are to undertake such an ambitious endeavor, we first must understand just what the biosphere is, why it's essential to our survival, and the manifold threats now facing it. In doing so, Wilson describes how our species, in only a mere blink of geological time, became the architects and rulers of this epoch and outlines the consequences of this that will affect all of life, both ours and the natural world, far into the future. Half-Earth provides an enormously moving and naturalistic portrait of just what is being lost when we clip "twigs and eventually whole braches of life's family tree." In elegiac prose, Wilson documents the many ongoing extinctions that are imminent, paying tribute to creatures great and small, not the least of them the two Sumatran rhinos whom he encounters in captivity. Uniquely, Half-Earth considers not only the large animals and star species of plants but also the millions of invertebrate animals and microorganisms that, despite being overlooked, form the foundations of Earth's ecosystems. In stinging language, he avers that the biosphere does not belong to us and addresses many fallacious notions such as the idea that ongoing extinctions can be balanced out by the introduction of alien species into new ecosystems or that extinct species might be brought back through cloning. This includes a critique of the "anthropocenists," a fashionable collection of revisionist environmentalists who believe that the human species alone can be saved through engineering and technology. Despite the Earth's parlous condition, Wilson is no doomsayer, resigned to fatalism. Defying prevailing conventional wisdom, he suggests that we still have time to put aside half the Earth and identifies actual spots where Earth's biodiversity can still be reclaimed. Suffused with a profound Darwinian understanding of our planet's fragility, Half-Earth reverberates with an urgency like few other books, but it offers an attainable goal that we can strive for on behalf of all life.



D nyan n Merkezine Seyahat

D  nyan  n Merkezine Seyahat Author
ISBN-10 975860712X
Release 2001
Pages 408
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A team of explorers makes an expedition into a crater in Iceland which leads to the center of the earth and to incredible and horrifying discoveries.



Marsli

Marsli Author Andy Weir
ISBN-10 6053753904
Release 2015-02-01
Pages 416
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T rlerin K keni

T  rlerin K  keni Author Charles Darwin
ISBN-10 6054156152
Release 2015-03-01
Pages 520
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Cthulhu nun a r s

Cthulhu nun   a  r  s  Author
ISBN-10 9756902566
Release 2000
Pages 229
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Earth

Earth Author Seymour Simon
ISBN-10 9781481442466
Release 2015-01-20
Pages 32
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This intimate and beautiful study of Earth investigates the relationship between our planet, the sun, and the moon. Why are there seasons on Earth? How does day pass into night? What protects the Earth from the sun's intense heat? Why is the surface of the Earth constantly changing? The informative text reveals how Earth's unique position in relation to the sun makes it the only planet where life is possible. The stunning full-color photographs will mesmerize young readers about the mysteries of space.



Literacy Tests Year 7

Literacy Tests Year 7 Author David Mahony
ISBN-10 1877085367
Release 2002
Pages 97
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Deliligin Daglarinda

Deliligin Daglarinda Author Howard Philips Lovecraft
ISBN-10 6053752487
Release 2012-12-01
Pages 136
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Ikili Sarmal

Ikili Sarmal Author James D. Watson
ISBN-10 6050202842
Release 2013-10-01
Pages 210
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Kiyamet G sterisi

Kiyamet G  sterisi Author Neil Gaiman
ISBN-10 6053751839
Release 2012-03-01
Pages 416
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The Seres Agenda

The Seres Agenda Author R. Scott Lemriel
ISBN-10 9781628380828
Release 2013-09
Pages 358
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The Seres Agenda follows the double life of a hidden truth revealing researcher who discovers the truth about the existence of a second secretly established U.S. and worldwide government. Further research reveals this classified government signed a treaty with totalitarian extraterrestrials, after World War II, to gain advanced alien technology during the cold war with the former Soviet Union. He subsequently uncovers the shocking truth; that the extraterrestrial race in reality has already taken over the hidden government leaders worldwide to take control of all Earth resources and enslave the entire populous they see as cattle - good only for food. Initially promising to grant power to high-level members of this secret government, the reptilian alien race later pushes to trick and threaten the people of Earth until they can take over completely, then use, and eventually dispose of the planet. After being attacked by these evil forces for coming too close to the truth of the situation on Earth – that all people are in peril – successful hidden truth revealing author, Mark Santfield, starts to put together the long-forgotten aspects of his own life, and his unexpected involvement in Earth’s changing destructive direction to that of a coming unexpected liberating transformation.



Paranin Y kselisi

Paranin Y  kselisi Author Niall Ferguson
ISBN-10 9750820983
Release 2012-11-01
Pages 317
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Hic Kimse Siradan Degildir

Hic Kimse Siradan Degildir Author Markus Zusak
ISBN-10 6053480207
Release 2012-07-01
Pages 464
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Beynimdeki Yangin

Beynimdeki Yangin Author Susannah Cahalan
ISBN-10 6056370895
Release 2014-03-01
Pages 376
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Life on a Young Planet

Life on a Young Planet Author Andrew H. Knoll
ISBN-10 9781400866045
Release 2015-03-22
Pages 288
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Australopithecines, dinosaurs, trilobites--such fossils conjure up images of lost worlds filled with vanished organisms. But in the full history of life, ancient animals, even the trilobites, form only the half-billion-year tip of a nearly four-billion-year iceberg. Andrew Knoll explores the deep history of life from its origins on a young planet to the incredible Cambrian explosion, presenting a compelling new explanation for the emergence of biological novelty. The very latest discoveries in paleontology--many of them made by the author and his students--are integrated with emerging insights from molecular biology and earth system science to forge a broad understanding of how the biological diversity that surrounds us came to be. Moving from Siberia to Namibia to the Bahamas, Knoll shows how life and environment have evolved together through Earth's history. Innovations in biology have helped shape our air and oceans, and, just as surely, environmental change has influenced the course of evolution, repeatedly closing off opportunities for some species while opening avenues for others. Readers go into the field to confront fossils, enter the lab to discern the inner workings of cells, and alight on Mars to ask how our terrestrial experience can guide exploration for life beyond our planet. Along the way, Knoll brings us up-to-date on some of science's hottest questions, from the oldest fossils and claims of life beyond the Earth to the hypothesis of global glaciation and Knoll's own unifying concept of ''permissive ecology.'' In laying bare Earth's deepest biological roots, Life on a Young Planet helps us understand our own place in the universe--and our responsibility as stewards of a world four billion years in the making. In a new preface, Knoll describes how the field has broadened and deepened in the decade since the book's original publication.



Life on Earth A G

Life on Earth  A G Author Niles Eldredge
ISBN-10 9781576072868
Release 2002
Pages 793
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An examination of nature's extraordinary biological diversity and the human activities that threaten it. * 200+ A–Z detailed entries on Earth's ecosystems, major groups of organisms, threats to biodiversity, and academic disciplines related to the study of biodiversity * Contributions from 50 recognized authorities from the fields of anthropology, biology, botany, earth science, ecology, evolution, and more * 150 photographs of key people, animals, and organisms; line drawings; tables, charts, and graphs including the major families of birds, the effects of agricultural intensity on biodiversity, and the number of years needed to add each billion to the world's population * Four major overview essays explaining what biodiversity is, why it is important, how it is threatened, and the Sixth Global Extinction



Here on Earth

Here on Earth Author Tim Flannery
ISBN-10 9780802195609
Release 2011-04-05
Pages 288
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Beginning at the moment of creation with the Big Bang, Here on Earth explores the evolution of Earth from a galactic cloud of dust and gas to a planet with a metallic core and early signs of life within a billion years of being created. In a compelling narrative, Flannery describes the formation of the Earth’s crust and atmosphere, as well as the transformation of the planet’s oceans from toxic brews of metals (such as iron, copper, and lead) to life-sustaining bodies covering 70 percent of the planet’s surface. Life, Flannery shows, first appeared in these oceans in the form of microscopic plants and bacteria, and these metals served as catalysts for the earliest biological processes known to exist. From this starting point, Flannery tells the fascinating story of the evolution of our own species, exploring several early human species—from the diminutive creatures (the famed hobbits) who lived in Africa around two million years ago to Homo erectus—before turning his attention to Homo sapiens. Drawing on Charles Darwin’s and Alfred Russell Wallace’s theories of evolution and Lovelock’s Gaia hypothesis, Here on Earth is a dazzling account of life on our planet.