Our Dying Planet: An Ecologist's View of the Crisis We Face


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University of California Press
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5.9 X 8.9 X 0.9 inches | 1.3 pounds

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About the Author

Peter F. Sale is Assistant Director, Institute for Water, Environment, and Health at United Nations University and University Professor Emeritus at the University of Windsor in Ontario, Canada. He is the author of The Ecology of Fishes on Coral Reefs, Coral Reef Fishes, and Marine Metapopulations.


"Sale provides a solid introduction to the study of ecology, simultaneously making readers comfortable with the science at hand and stressing the need to address collapsing ecosystems."--Robin K. Dillow"Library Journal" (12/16/2011)
"A deeply researched and clear-eyed call to arms."--Richard P. Grant"The Scientist" (01/01/2012)
"Sale brings ecology alive while giving a solid understanding of the science at work behind today's pressing environmental issues. . . . A must-read for those that care about the planet Earth."-- (08/28/2011)
"Sale provides much food for thought in this provocative look at a hotly debated subject."--Kirkus Reviews (08/01/2011)
Thorough, balanced and state of the art. . . . A Powerful, multifaceted, vivid analysis of human-induced environmental change. . . . A rewarding read."-- (10/12/2012)
"[Sale's] prose and storytelling are engaging and flow well, and many complex concepts are well explained. . . . Instructive and intriguing."-- (03/22/2013)
"Sale has a gift for accurately observing and communicating complex scientific concepts to nonscientists; any adult with a high school education can understand and appreciate this work. . . . Highly recommended."-- (03/01/2012)
"Full of nasty surprises. . . . an important book about the future of life on a warmer earth."-- (03/24/2012)
"There is a delicate balance between showing the true complexity of environmental problems and keeping the science of these fields accessible to non-scientists. It is a balance that Sale, for the most part, navigates deftly."-- (02/15/2012)