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Riassunto: Could more than a million species disappear in the 21st century?
Written by a leading scientist in the field, Driven to Extinction draws upon fascinating case studies from around the world, providing balanced and well-reasoned insight into the potential impacts of climate change on the diversity of life. Richard Pearson focuses on the science of the issue, revealing what has happened––as well as what is likely to happen––to some of the world's weirdest and most wonderful species as global temperatures continue to rise.
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The science is clear: like it or not, climate change is real and ongoing. Yet the likely impact of that change on the diversity of plant and animal life has been all but lost in the opposing voices of catastrophists and deniers. Now Richard Pearson dispenses with partisan quarrelling and instead takes a level-headed look at what may lie in store. Focusing on biodiversity conservation--a specific, yet far-reaching part of the issue--Pearson breaks new ground, moving beyond the old debates.
In Driven to Extinction, Pearson, a scientist at the American Museum of Natural History, meticulously assembles the evidence of how species of plants and animals have reacted to temperature changes in the past . . . and how they are likely to respond in the future, drawing upon a wide range of illuminating case studies from around the world. Paying careful attention to the methodologies employed, he points out flaws as well as successes. With Pearson's expert guidance, we visit some of the weirdest and most wonderful species on the planet, like the chameleons and geckos of Madagascar, the corals of the Indian Ocean, and the Arctic polar bears--an animal that has become something of a poster child for conservationists but still has valuable lessons to teach us about adaptability and survival.
Key to Pearson's approach is that he shows how interconnected different species of plants and animals are, how subtle yet essential those connections can be, and how severing one link in the complex chain of mutual cooperation and dependency can lead to the widespread breakdown of a once-thriving community and, ultimately, to extinction. At the same time, Pearson explores how climate change can offer some species new opportunities even as it narrows the prospects for others. The result is an unbiased overview of what scientists know--and don't know--about the impacts of climate change. Only armed with this knowledge can we be fully prepared to make the decisions--and take the actions--best suited to meet the challenges that face us.
Titolo: Driven to Extinction: The Impact of Climate ...
Casa editrice: Sterling
Data di pubblicazione: 2011
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Sterling. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. This book has a light amount of wear to the pages, cover and binding. Codice libro della libreria G1402772238I3N10
Descrizione libro Sterling. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Book has some visible wear on the binding, cover, pages. Codice libro della libreria G1402772238I3N10
Descrizione libro Sterling. Hardcover. Condizione libro: GOOD. Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Codice libro della libreria 2729064554
Descrizione libro Sterling, 2011. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. This is a former library book with library stickers and stamps. Codice libro della libreria mon0001236419
Descrizione libro Sterling, 2011. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG1402772238
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria 97814027722383.0
Descrizione libro Sterling, New York, 2011. 1st ed.. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour photos, minor edgewear jacket (little marked), title on spine lightly faded owner's written name title page. 263 pp. A scientist at the American Museum of Natural History explains the science behind the debates about climate change, and the way it will change our biodiversity (animal and plant life). Focusing on case studies from around the world, he describes not only what we know, but how we know it - the data, methods, and reasoning behind particular conclusions. Codice libro della libreria 27082
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Like New. Book Condition: Like New. Codice libro della libreria 97814027722382.0
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: New. Gift Quality Book in Excellent Condition. Codice libro della libreria 36SE5E00017Y
Descrizione libro Sterling. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. 1402772238 Like New Condition. Codice libro della libreria LN6.1509495