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The Resource The diversity of life, Edward O. Wilson

The diversity of life, Edward O. Wilson

Label
The diversity of life
Title
The diversity of life
Statement of responsibility
Edward O. Wilson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In the Amazon Basin the greatest violence sometimes begins as a flicker of light beyond the horizon. There in the perfect bowl of the night sky, untouched by light from any human source, a thunderstorm sends its premonitory signal and begins a slow journey to the observer, who thinks: the world is about to change." Watching from the edge of the Brazilian rain forest, witness to the sort of violence nature visits upon its creatures, Edward O. Wilson reflects on the crucible of evolution, and so begins his remarkable account of how the living world became diverse and how humans are destroying that diversity. Wilson, internationally regarded as the dean of biodiversity studies, conducts us on a tour through time, traces the processes that create new species in bursts of adaptive radiation, and points out the cataclysmic events that have disrupted evolution and diminished global diversity over the past 600 million years. ... Unparalleled in its range and depth, Wilson's masterwork is essential reading for those who care about preserving the worlds biological variety and ensuring our planets health
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wilson, Edward O
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QH313
LC item number
.W55 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Questions of science
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Biodiversity
  • Biodiversity conservation
  • Biodiversity
  • Biodiversity conservation
  • Animals
  • Biology
  • Ecology
  • Ecosystem
  • Environment
  • Conservation of Natural Resources
Label
The diversity of life, Edward O. Wilson
Link
http://www.gbv.de/dms/bowker/toc/9780674212985.pdf
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The diversity of life (Book) -- Reflections on a life in science (Tape)
Control code
ocm25508994
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
424 pages
Isbn
9780674058170
Lccn
92009018
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)25508994
Label
The diversity of life, Edward O. Wilson
Link
http://www.gbv.de/dms/bowker/toc/9780674212985.pdf
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The diversity of life (Book) -- Reflections on a life in science (Tape)
Control code
ocm25508994
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
424 pages
Isbn
9780674058170
Lccn
92009018
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)25508994

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