Our Dying Planet by Peter Sale
An Ecologist's View of the Crisis We Face

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Coral reefs are on track to become the first ecosystem actually eliminated from the planet. So says leading ecologist Peter F. Sale in this crash course on the state of the planet. Sale draws from his own extensive work on coral reefs, and from recent research by other ecologists, to explore the many ways we are changing the earth and to explain why it matters. Weaving into the narrative his own firsthand field experiences around the world, Sale brings ecology alive while giving a solid understanding of the science at work behind today’s pressing environmental issues. He delves into topics including overfishing, deforestation, biodiversity loss, use of fossil fuels, population growth, and climate change while discussing the real consequences of our growing ecological footprint. Most important, this passionately written book emphasizes that a gloom-and-doom scenario is not inevitable, and as Sale explores alternative paths, he considers the ways in which science can help us realize a better future.

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Peter F. Sale is Assistant Director, Institute for Water, Environment, and Health at United Nations University and University Professor Emeritus at the University of Windsor in Ontario, Canada. He is the author of The Ecology of Fishes on Coral Reefs, Coral Reef Fishes, and Marine Metapopulations.
Published September 12, 2011 by University of California Press. 354 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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Sale, the assistant director of the Institute for Water, Environment, and Health at United Nations University, (Coral Reef Fishes, 2002, etc.), believes that we are facing an impending ecological catastrophe that can only be averted if a number of steps are taken simultaneously to reduce our ecol...

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Living coral reefs may no longer exist by the time our grandchildren reach maturity, before the end of this century.

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