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Half-Earth Audiobook

Half-Earth: Our Planet's Fight for Life

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Publisher's Summary

Refusing to accept the mass extinction of species as an inevitability, "the world's greatest naturalist" (Jeffrey Sachs) proposes a plan to save Earth's imperiled biosphere. Half-Earth resoundingly concludes the best-selling trilogy begun by The Social Conquest of Earth and The Meaning of Human Existence, a National Book Award finalist.

History is not a prerogative of the human species, Edward O. Wilson declares in Half-Earth, a brave work that becomes a radical redefinition of human history. Demonstrating that we blindly ignore the histories of millions of other species, Wilson warns of a point of no return that is imminent. Angrily challenging the fashionable theories of anthropocenes, who contend that humans can survive alone in an Edenic bubble engineered for their own survival, Wilson documents that the biosphere does not belong to us. Yet, refusing to believe that our extinction is, as so many fear, predetermined, Wilson has written Half-Earth as a cri de coeur, proposing that the only solution to our impending "sixth extinction" is to increase the area of natural reserves to half the surface of the Earth.

Suffused with a profound Darwinian understanding of our planet's fragility, Half-Earth is a transformative work that reverberates with an urgency like few other books.

©2016 Edward O.Wilson (P)2016 Recorded Books

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    Randi 06-26-17
    Randi 06-26-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Current, Smart and Thought Provoking"

    I enjoyed the narrator and the content. A fantastic idea to conserve our biodiversity. listen!!

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    Melissa MI USA 06-11-17
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    "excellent!"

    I love this book and the audio version did not disappoint! this is highly recommended.

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    John Sanderson 06-10-17
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    "A hopeful vision for Earth."

    If you already care about nature, read this book. If you are not sure, read this book.

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    "long and slightly meandering, but important"

    even though the speaker is really slow (play it faster, it helps), the message of the book, the urgent importance to save Earth's biodiversity and therefore the resilience of it's biosphere while starting to feel the increasing impact of the (this time human-induced) sixth mass-extinction, is well worth to listen to.

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    Shawn 08-09-16
    Shawn 08-09-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Mediocre Book for Important Subject"

    Jonathan Hogan us a terrible reader. Edward Wilson mostly ignores climate change. There are much better books about the sixth extinction. Skip this one.

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    Carlos H. Sierra 11-27-16 Member Since 2016
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    "An introduction to the worlds ecological dilema"

    a very interesting approach to speaking of the worlds current ecological dilemas, a non pessimistic approach to the possible survival of viodiversity.

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    Doobie45 06-13-16
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    "Excellent and to the point without preaching"

    I wasn't sure what to expect when I started listening but I quickly became enthralled..scientific but not hard to follow

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    "must listen for conservationists and non"

    must listen for conservationists and non conservationalists alike. important. significant. mesmerising tale of human life and what we need to do to save ourselves.

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