The Future of Life

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Price
$16.95  $15.76
Publisher
Vintage
Publish Date
Pages
256
Dimensions
5.28 X 8.02 X 0.69 inches | 0.59 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780679768111

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About the Author

Edward O. Wilson was born in Birmingham, Alabama in 1929. He is the author of two Pulitzer Prize-winning books, On Human Nature (1978) and The Ants (1990, with Bert Hölldobler), as well as many other groundbreaking works, including Consilience, Naturalist, and Sociobiology. A recipient of many of the world's leading prizes in science and conservation, he was a Pellegrino University Research Professor and Honorary Curator in Entomology of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University. He died in 2021.

Reviews

"Wilson, perhaps our greatest living scientist . . . offers the most powerful indictment yet of humanity as destroyer." --San Francisco Chronicle Observer

"His book eloquently makes one thing clear: . . . we know what we do, and we have a choice." --The New York Times Book Review

"The Future of Life makes it clear once again that Wilson is one of our most gifted science writers." --The Washington Post

"[An] elegant manifesto. . . . [A] nuanced and evocative explanation of just why biodiversity matters." --The New Yorker

"Wilson writes with a magisterial tone. . . . The Future of Life is the work of a man with deep convictions who is also utterly reasonable." --Bill McKibben, The Boston Globe

"Wilson is a member of an important but very rare species: the world-class scientist who is also a great writer." --Nature

"A critical report card for planet Earth, an urgent manifesto on global action, an eloquent plea . . . A literate, even poetic recounting of current scientific information that is readily accessible to lay readers. A more engaging and persuasive single volume on this crucial subject is difficult to imagine." --Seattle Post-Intelligencer

"A no-nonsense appraisal of the problem of species extinctions and a pragmatic road map for renewal. . . . The Future of Life takes the reader on a fascinating and ultimately hopeful journey." --San Jose Mercury News

"Our contemporary Thoreau, Wilson elegantly and insistently makes the case that to choose biodiversity is to choose survival." --Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"Wilson knows his subject too well. It behooves the rest of us to listen." --San Diego Union Tribune

"One of the most clear-eyed pictures of how bad things have gotten." --Minneapolis Star-Tribune

"The Future of Life offers an encouraging vision that solutions to the environmental problems facing humanity are within reach. . . . A refreshing change from the doom-and-gloom rhetoric that marked much environmentalism in the past." --American Scientist

"A landmark new book." --Houston Chronicle

"The biosphere's Paul Revere defines the incalculable value and fragility of 'the totality of life.'" --Outside

"A short book of breathtaking scope. . . . Wilson brings genuine authority to these weighty pronouncements." --New York Observer

"[A] readable gem. . . . Wilson manages to avoid dark gloom while still cataloguing the damage we have wrought." --Toronto Star

"Takes the reader on a fascinating and ultimately hopeful journey. . . . A concise primer remarkable in its breadth and clarity." --Austin American-Statesman