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The Resource Wild solutions : how biodiversity is money in the bank, Andrew Beattie, Paul Ehrlich ; with illustrations by Christine Turnbull

Wild solutions : how biodiversity is money in the bank, Andrew Beattie, Paul Ehrlich ; with illustrations by Christine Turnbull

Label
Wild solutions : how biodiversity is money in the bank
Title
Wild solutions
Title remainder
how biodiversity is money in the bank
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Beattie, Paul Ehrlich ; with illustrations by Christine Turnbull
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "We live on an unexplored planet, ignorant of more than eighty percent of the species that share our world. In this illustrated book, two eminent ecologists discuss the biological diversity of Earth, showing how the natural systems that surround us play an essential role in protecting our basic life-support systems." "Andrew Beattie and Paul Ehrlich tell us about the millions of species providing ecosystem services that maintain the quality of our air and water and the fertility of the soil, dispose of domestic, industrial, and agricultural waste, and protect crops from pests. The authors also describe how biological diversity opens the way for new medicines, construction materials and designs, and manufactured goods. They point to innovative industries that harness species for the biological repair of damaged landscapes, biological mining, biological pest control, and biomonitoring of the environment. The organisms upon which these activities are founded - although often microscopic, obscure, or bizarre - provide natural capital that is worth infinitely more than anyone has previously thought. The authors urge us to protect the biological wealth of our Earth from destructive human activity."--Jacket
  • "We live on an unexplored planet, ignorant of more than eighty percent of the species that share our world. In this illustrated book, two eminent ecologists discuss the biological diversity of Earth, showing how the natural systems that surround us play an essential role in protecting our basic life-support systems." "Andrew Beattie and Paul Ehrlich tell us about the millions of species providing ecosystem services that maintain the quality of our air and water and the fertility of the soil, dispose of domestic, industrial, and agricultural waste, and protect crops from pests. The authors also describe how biological diversity opens the way for new medicines, construction materials and designs, and manufactured goods. They point to innovative industries that harness species for the biological repair of damaged landscapes, biological mining, biological pest control, and biomonitoring of the environment. The organisms upon which these activities are founded - although often microscopic, obscure, or bizarre - provide natural capital that is worth infinitely more than anyone has previously thought. The authors urge us to protect the biological wealth of our Earth from destructive human activity."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Beattie, Andrew J.
Dewey number
333.95/11
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH541.15.B56
LC item number
B42 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Ehrlich, Paul R
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Biodiversity
  • Zoology, Economic
Label
Wild solutions : how biodiversity is money in the bank, Andrew Beattie, Paul Ehrlich ; with illustrations by Christine Turnbull
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [229]-231) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Miners' canaries and sentinel pigs
  • Chemical engineers
  • Blueprints and inspiration from the wild
  • Wild medicine
  • Savings and loans
  • Introduction
  • Exploring a little-known planet
  • Basic survival
  • The natural Internet
  • Thirst : ecosystems and the world's water supply
  • Garbage red in tooth and claw
  • Natural enemies are best friends
  • Naturally selected
Control code
44454619
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xii, 239 pages
Isbn
9780300076363
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
00043445
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Wild solutions : how biodiversity is money in the bank, Andrew Beattie, Paul Ehrlich ; with illustrations by Christine Turnbull
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [229]-231) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Miners' canaries and sentinel pigs
  • Chemical engineers
  • Blueprints and inspiration from the wild
  • Wild medicine
  • Savings and loans
  • Introduction
  • Exploring a little-known planet
  • Basic survival
  • The natural Internet
  • Thirst : ecosystems and the world's water supply
  • Garbage red in tooth and claw
  • Natural enemies are best friends
  • Naturally selected
Control code
44454619
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xii, 239 pages
Isbn
9780300076363
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
00043445
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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