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The Resource Inheritors of the Earth : how nature is thriving in an age of extinction, Chris D. Thomas

Inheritors of the Earth : how nature is thriving in an age of extinction, Chris D. Thomas

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Inheritors of the Earth : how nature is thriving in an age of extinction
Title
Inheritors of the Earth
Title remainder
how nature is thriving in an age of extinction
Statement of responsibility
Chris D. Thomas
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It is accepted wisdom today that human beings have irrevocably damaged the natural world. Yet what if this narrative obscures a more hopeful truth? In "Inheritors of the Earth", renowned ecologist and environmentalist Chris D. Thomas overturns the accepted story, revealing how nature is fighting back. Many animals and plants actually benefit from our presence, raising biological diversity in most parts of the world and increasing the rate at which new species are formed, perhaps to the highest level in Earth's history. From Costa Rican tropical forests to the thoroughly transformed British landscape, nature is coping surprisingly well in the human epoch. Chris Thomas takes us on a gripping round-the-world journey to meet the enterprising creatures that are thriving in the Anthropocene, from York's ochre-coloured comma butterfly to hybrid bison in North America, scarlet-beaked pukekos in New Zealand, and Asian palms forming thickets in the European Alps. In so doing, he questions our irrational persecution of so-called 'invasive species', and shows us that we should not treat the Earth as a faded masterpiece that we need to restore. After all, if life can recover from the asteroid that killed off the dinosaurs, might it not be able to survive the onslaughts of a technological ape?
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thomas, C. D
Dewey number
576.84
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QH367
LC item number
.T455 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Nature
  • Biodiversity
Label
Inheritors of the Earth : how nature is thriving in an age of extinction, Chris D. Thomas
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Opportunity. Prologue: Gains and losses ; Biogenesis -- Part II. New Pangea. Prelude ; Fall and rise ; Never had it so good ; Steaming ahead ; Pangea reunited -- Part III. Genesis six. Prelude ; Heirs to the world ; Evolution never gives up ; The Pangean archipelago ; Hybrid -- Part IV. Anthropocene Park. Prelude ; The new natural ; Noah's Earth -- Epilogue: One million years AD
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 300 pages
Isbn
9780241240755
Lccn
2017941303
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • ocn968312172
  • (OCoLC)968312172
  • 953324
Label
Inheritors of the Earth : how nature is thriving in an age of extinction, Chris D. Thomas
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Opportunity. Prologue: Gains and losses ; Biogenesis -- Part II. New Pangea. Prelude ; Fall and rise ; Never had it so good ; Steaming ahead ; Pangea reunited -- Part III. Genesis six. Prelude ; Heirs to the world ; Evolution never gives up ; The Pangean archipelago ; Hybrid -- Part IV. Anthropocene Park. Prelude ; The new natural ; Noah's Earth -- Epilogue: One million years AD
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 300 pages
Isbn
9780241240755
Lccn
2017941303
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • ocn968312172
  • (OCoLC)968312172
  • 953324

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