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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,018 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Edward O. Wilson Narrator: Ed Begley Jr. Publisher: Phoenix Books Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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From one of the world's most influential scientists (and two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author) comes his most timely and important book yet: an impassioned call for quick and decisive action to save Earth's biological heritage, and a plan to achieve that rescue.

Today we understand that our world is infinitely richer than was ever previously guessed. Yet it is so ravaged by human activity that half its species could be gone by the end of the present century. These two contrasting truths - unexpected magnificence and underestimated peril - have become compellingly clear during the past two decades of research on biological diversity.

In this dazzlingly intelligent and ultimately hopeful book, Wilson describes what treasures of the natural world we are about to lose forever - in many cases animals, insects, and plants we have only just discovered, and whose potential to nourish us, protect us, and cure our illnesses is immeasurable - and what we can do to save them. In the process, he explores the ethical and religious bases of the conservation movement and deflates the myth that environmental policy is antithetical to economic growth by illustrating how new methods of conservation can ensure long-term economic well-being.

The Future of Life is a magisterial accomplishment: both a moving description of our biosphere and a guidebook for the protection of all its species, including humankind. Download and start listening now!


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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Adrian | 2/20/2014

    " Information conveyed with the simplicity of a master. It's refreshing to hear someone discuss the state of the world in such depth without feeling like you're being clubbed over the head. E. O. Wilson is an O. G. when it comes to the environmental movement, but there's never a moment where he wangles this in front of our face. Just an extremely informed citizen deftly revealing the compass point of undeniable facts--and there's even a dose of optimism in there. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sonia | 2/16/2014

    " An awesome Ecology/Economics Book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Daniel | 2/9/2014

    " This book is really good, and nice and short for those who dont like sagas. It really illuminates a biologists perspective on where we are going (as a species and instigator of a mass extinction event), and he isnt too biased in his interpretations, so it makes a nice read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Zeph | 2/5/2014

    " conservationism "

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