The Resource A world to live in : an ecologists vision for a plundered planet, George M. Woodwell, (electronic resource/)

A world to live in : an ecologists vision for a plundered planet, George M. Woodwell, (electronic resource/)

Label
A world to live in : an ecologists vision for a plundered planet
Title
A world to live in
Title remainder
an ecologists vision for a plundered planet
Statement of responsibility
George M. Woodwell
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
A century of industrial development is the briefest of moments in the half billion years of the earths evolution. And yet our current era has brought greater changes to the earth than any period in human history. The biosphere, the globes life-giving envelope of air and climate, has been changed irreparably. In A World to Live In, the distinguished ecologist George Woodwell shows that the biosphere is now a global human protectorate and that its integrity of structure and function are tied closely to the human future. The earth is a living system, Woodwell explains, and its stability is threatened by human disruption. Industry dumps its waste globally and makes a profit from it, invading the global commons; corporate interests overpower weak or nonexistent governmental protection to plunder the planet. The fossil fuels industry offers the most dramatic example of environmental destruction, disseminating the heat-trapping gases that are now warming the earth and changing the climate forever. The assumption that we can continue to use fossil fuels and adapt to climate disruption, Woodwell argues, is a ticket to catastrophe. But Woodwell points the way toward a solution. We must respect the full range of life on earth -- not species alone, but their natural communities of plant and animal life that have built, and still maintain, the biosphere. We must recognize that the earths living systems are our heritage and that the preservation of the integrity of a finite biosphere is a necessity and an inviolable human right. -- Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
577.27
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
QH541.15.R45
LC item number
W65 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
A world to live in : an ecologists vision for a plundered planet, George M. Woodwell, (electronic resource/)
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Life on the skin of the earth. In the beginning ; Nuclear energy : the commons redefined ; DDT drives a geochemical tempest ; Carbon and the climatic disruption -- Environment is political : climate heats up. The global commons : a corporate feedlot ; Climate in the tides of politics ; The adaptation myth : an attractive conceit threatens all ; The limits of biodiversity -- Which world?. Governments : whither in the storm? ; A new departure ; Sic utere : a world to live in
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ocn941999334
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online
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Stock number
9E6E0C06-5728-4073-B4D6-A81FF06751EA
Label
A world to live in : an ecologists vision for a plundered planet, George M. Woodwell, (electronic resource/)
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http://massasoit.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&authtype=cookie%2Cip%2Ccpid&custid=massas&scope=site&db=nlebk&AN=1193317
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Life on the skin of the earth. In the beginning ; Nuclear energy : the commons redefined ; DDT drives a geochemical tempest ; Carbon and the climatic disruption -- Environment is political : climate heats up. The global commons : a corporate feedlot ; Climate in the tides of politics ; The adaptation myth : an attractive conceit threatens all ; The limits of biodiversity -- Which world?. Governments : whither in the storm? ; A new departure ; Sic utere : a world to live in
Control code
ocn941999334
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (access may be restricted)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institution
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
9E6E0C06-5728-4073-B4D6-A81FF06751EA

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