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Title Our dying planet : an ecologist's view of the crisis we face / Peter F. Sale.
Imprint Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2011.


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Description 1 online resource (x, 339 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series The Stephen Bechtel Fund imprint in ecology and the environment
Stephen Bechtel Fund imprint in ecology and the environment.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Print version record.
Subject Nature -- Effect of human beings on.
Environmental responsibility.
Contents Information : what we are doing to our world: Overfishing ; Removing forests ; Disrupting the ocean-atmosphere engine ; The perilous future for coral reefs -- Understanding : why we don't comprehend the scale of our problem: The problem of shifting baselines ; Our unrealistic belief in the balance of nature -- Moving forward : why it matters and what we need to do: What loss of ecological complexity means for the world ; Reducing our use of fossil fuels ; Slowing growth of the hum.
Summary Coral reefs are on track to become the first ecosystem actually eliminated from the planet. So says leading ecologist Peter F. Sale in this crash course on the state of the planet. Sale draws from his own extensive work on coral reefs, and from recent research by other ecologists, to explore the many ways we are changing the earth and to explain why it matters. Weaving into the narrative his own firsthand field experiences around the world, Sale brings ecology alive while giving a solid understanding of the science at work behind today's pressing environmental issues. He delves into topics inc.
Other Title Print version: Sale, Peter F. Our dying planet. Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2011