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Rescuing the planet : protecting half the land to heal the earth  Cover Image Book Book

Rescuing the planet : protecting half the land to heal the earth / Tony Hiss ; introduction by E.O. Wilson.

Hiss, Tony, (author.). Wilson, Edward O., (writer of introduction.).


Beginning in the North American Boreal Forest that stretches through Canada, and roving across the continent from the Northern Sierra to Alabama's Paint Rock Forest to a ranch in Mexico, Hiss sets out on a journey to take stock of the "superorganism" that is the earth: its land, its elements, its occupants, its greatest threats, and what we can do to keep it, and ourselves, alive. He invites us to understand not only the scope and gravity of the problems we face in this challenge, but just why protecting half the land is the way to fix them, introducing us to the many institutions and organizations already involved in the fight. -- adapted from jacket

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  • ISBN: 9780525654810
  • ISBN: 052565481X
  • Physical Description: xii, 306 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2021.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Getting to half -- Solitudes -- All of life inside and nowhere else -- The science of 50 percent -- The animal as storyteller -- A planetary feeling -- A planetary perspective -- Next steps -- Spark bird.
Subject: Biodiversity conservation.
Nature conservation.
Conservation of natural resources.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kirtland Community College.


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Kirtland Community College Library QH 75 .H57 2021 30775305559248 General Collection Available -

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