352 pages , W. W. Norton & Company , 2012-04-09 New York Times Bestseller From the most celebrated heir to Darwin comes a groundbreaking book on evolution, the summa work of Edward O. Wilson's legendary career. Sparking vigorous debate in the sciences, The Social Conquest of Earth upends “the famous theory that evolution naturally encourages creatures to put family fir...[Read More]
579 pages , 1993-01-01 Utilizing a human-centered approach, this text bases its ideas for environmental science on ecological principles and extends coverage to the interactions between humankind and the environment. It covers the basic principles of ecology, Homo Sapiens in the scheme of natural things, the impact of human activities on health and the environment, and problems ...[Read More]
2004-12-29T08:00:00Z In Jared Diamond's follow-up to the Pulitzer-Prize winning Guns, Germs and Steel, the author explores how climate change, the population explosion and political discord create the conditions for the collapse of civilization. Diamond is also the author of Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis
2011-08-19T07:00:00Z A provocative essay that imagines a truly ecological future based on political transformation rather than the superficialities of "sustainability."
In this provocative call for a new ecological politics, William Ophuls starts from a radical premise: "sustainability" is impossible. We are on an industrial Titanic, fueled by rapidly depleting...[Read More]