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Rescuing the planet : protecting half the land to heal the Earth / Tony Hiss ; introduction by E.O. Wilson.

Hiss, Tony, (author.). Wilson, Edward O., (writer of introduction.).

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  • 8 of 13 copies available at Bibliomation.
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Oxford Public Library 333.7516 HIS (Text to phone) 33530148308874 Adult New Nonfiction Available -
Black Rock Branch - Bridgeport Adult On Order (Text to phone) acq1070549 Acquisitions On order -
Brookfield Library 333.7516/HISS (Text to phone) 34029146692768 Adult New Nonfiction Available -
Burroughs-Saden Main - Bridgeport Adult On Order (Text to phone) acq1072057 Acquisitions On order -
David M. Hunt Library - Falls Village 333.75 His (Text to phone) 33180141824939 Adult New Nonfiction Available -
East Side Branch - Bridgeport Adult On Order (Text to phone) acq1070792 Acquisitions On order -
Easton Public Library 333.7516 HISS, TONY (Text to phone) 37777123602518 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 07/01/2021
Jonathan Trumbull Library - Lebanon 333.75 HIS (Text to phone) 33430147649164 Adult New Nonfiction Available -
Killingly Library 333.75 His (Text to phone) 34040143556807 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Milford Public Library 333.751 H (Text to phone) 34013150190984 Adult New Nonfiction Available -
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General Note:
Includes index.
Maps on endpapers.
Summary, etc.:
"From the veteran New Yorker staff writer and award-winning author of The Experience of Place: an urgent, resounding call to protect half the earth's land--and thereby millions of its species--by 2050, that gives us the tools to think big about the planet and our role in conserving it. Beginning in the North American Boreal Forest that stretches through Canada, and roving across the continent from the Northern Sierra to Alabama's Paint Rock Forest to a ranch in Mexico, Tony Hiss sets out on a journey to take stock of the "superorganism" that is the earth: its land, its elements, its occupants, its greatest threats, and what we can do to keep it, and ourselves, alive. He invites us to understand not only the scope and gravity of the problems we face in this challenge, but just why protecting half the land is the way to fix them, introducing us to the many institutions and organizations already involved in the fight, such as the Indigenous Leadership Initiative, the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative, and the global animal tracking project ICARUS. Throughout these pages, we encounter engineers, geologists, biologists, botanists, oceanographers, ecologists, and other "Half Earthers" like Hiss, as he gleans their insights, weaving together a vast network of experts in what amounts to an incredible, and incredibly illuminating, work of synthesis: what E. O. Wilson, in his introduction, calls "as clear a picture of humanity's impact on earth's natural environment as ever written." Tender, impassioned, curious, and above all else inspiring, 50 by '50 is a work that promises to make all of us better citizens of the earth"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Biodiversity conservation.
Nature conservation.
Conservation of natural resources.

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