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The Resource The end of the wild, Stephen M. Meyer

The end of the wild, Stephen M. Meyer

Label
The end of the wild
Title
The end of the wild
Statement of responsibility
Stephen M. Meyer
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Marshaling evidence from the last ten years of research, Stephen M. Meyer argues that nothing - not national or international laws, global bioreserves, local sustainability schemes, or "wildlands"--Will change the course we have set: the loss of half of the earth's species by the end of the century. We will come to share the planet only with species that thrive in human-dominated environments." "Although we have lost the race to save biodiversity, Meyer argues, we still must act. Without intervention, the ecosystems we depend on for a range of services - including water purification and storm damage control - could fail, and the global spread of pests and disease carriers could explode. If humanity is to survive, we must give up both the idea that we can restore wilderness and the haphazard strategy of protecting species-specific habitats. Instead, our conservation efforts should begin to focus on transregional "meta-reserves," designed primarily to protect the crucial functions of ecosystems."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Meyer, Stephen M
Dewey number
333.95
Index
no index present
LC call number
QH75
LC item number
.M478 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Biodiversity conservation
  • Conservación de la diversidad biológica
  • Biodiversity conservation
  • Naturschutz
  • Biologisk mångfald
  • Naturvård
Label
The end of the wild, Stephen M. Meyer
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0616/2006021914.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 91-97)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The extinction crisis is over -- 2. Weedy species, relics, and ghosts -- 3. The case of the tiger salamander -- 4. How we transform nature into a product of our imagination -- 5. Why doing nothing would be worse -- 6. Our moral obligation -- 7. We have lost the wild for now
Control code
ocm70232363
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
97 pages
Isbn
9780262134736
Lccn
2006021914
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o70232363
  • (OCoLC)70232363
Label
The end of the wild, Stephen M. Meyer
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0616/2006021914.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 91-97)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The extinction crisis is over -- 2. Weedy species, relics, and ghosts -- 3. The case of the tiger salamander -- 4. How we transform nature into a product of our imagination -- 5. Why doing nothing would be worse -- 6. Our moral obligation -- 7. We have lost the wild for now
Control code
ocm70232363
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
97 pages
Isbn
9780262134736
Lccn
2006021914
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o70232363
  • (OCoLC)70232363

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