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The Diversity of Life

The Diversity of Life
 

Tells the great story of how life on earth evolved. This work describes how the species of the world became diverse, and why the threat to this diversity is beyond the scope of anything we have known before. It also addresses the explosion of the field of conservation biology and... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780140291612
Barcode 9780140291612
Published 26 April 2001 by Penguin
Format Paperback, Revised edition
Author(s) By Wilson, Edward O.
Illustrated by Wright, Amy Bartlett
Illustrated by Ward, George
Series Penguin Press Science
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ISBN-13 9780140291612
ISBN-10 014029161X
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Books Ltd
Publication Date 26 April 2001
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, Revised edition
Edition Revised edition
Author(s) By Wilson, Edward O.
Illustrated by Wright, Amy Bartlett
Illustrated by Ward, George
Series Penguin Press Science
Category Evolution
Conservation Of Wildlife & Habitats
Number of Pages 432
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 19mm
Weight 298g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Natural history
NBS Text Popular Science
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 333.95
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

In this book a master scientist tells the great story of how life on earth evolved. E.O. Wilson eloquently describes how the species of the world became diverse, and why the threat to this diversity today is beyond the scope of anything we have known before. In an extensive new foreword for this edition, Professor Wilson addresses the explosion of the field of conservation biology and takes a clear-eyed look at the work still to be done.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Not since Darwin has an author so lifted the science of ecology with insight and delightful imagery - Richard Dawkins
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Edward O. Wilson is the Pellegrino University Research Professor and Honorary Curator in Entomology at Harvard University. He is the author of SOCIOBIOLOGY, the two Pulitzer Prize-winning works ON HUMAN NATURE and THE ANTS, and the bestselling CONSILIENCE.

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