Wild Solutions: How Biodiversity Is Money in the Bank, Second Edition

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Yale University Press
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5.6 X 8.24 X 0.76 inches | 0.73 pounds

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About the Author
Andrew Beattie is director of the Commonwealth Key Centre for Biodiversity and Bioresources and Christine Turnbull is research associate, both at Macquarie University, Sidney, Australia. Paul R. Ehrlich is Bing Professor of Population Studies in the department of biological sciences at Stanford University.
"Wild Solutions argues for the conservation of natural resources from a firmly utilitarian perspective. Taking examples from a wide range of taxonomic groups, Andrew Beattie and Paul Ehrlich demonstrate how often-overlooked species are fundamental to our continuing viability. . . . An easy read, generating a momentum of energy and excitement about the potential of the natural world to solve many of the problems that face us. . . . This is an inspirational book for the general reader. . . . The destruction of biodiversity is damaging the life-support systems on which we depend, and cutting off our options for the future. By using a huge range of examples, Beattie and Ehrlich get the point across very effectively."--E.J. Milner-Gulland, Nature

Winner of the 2001 National Outdoor Book Award in the Nature and Environment Category "Wild Solutions brilliantly regales the reader with the ingenuity and diversity of Nature, and with humanity's dependence on the fragile 'natural internet.' of our 'little-known planet.' It is a powerful imperative for the preservation of natural capital, so that we may continue to borrow upon it in improving our quality of life, and in maintaining our place on Earth. Must-reading for everyone."--Simon Levin, Princeton University "Wild Solutions reveals a living planet so rich in astonishing detail it reads like fiction. Yet in its living detail lies our much-needed signpost towards ecological sustainability."--Tim Flannery, Director of the South Australian Museum and author of The Future Eaters and Throwim Way Leg