Book Review

Half-Earth: Our Planet's Fight for Life

By: Edward O. Wilson | Category: Environment | Year: 2016 ISBN: 9781631490835

"An audacious and concrete proposal…Half-Earth completes the 86-year-old Wilson’s valedictory trilogy on the human animal and our place on the planet." —Jedediah Purdy, New Republic In his most urgent book to date, Pulitzer Prize–winning author and world-renowned biologist Edward O. Wilson states that in order to stave off the mass extinction of species, including our own, we must move swiftly to preserve the biodiversity of our planet. In this "visionary blueprint for saving the planet" (Stephen Greenblatt), Half-Earth argues that the situation facing us is too large to be solved piecemeal and proposes a solution commensurate with the magnitude of the problem: dedicate fully half the surface of the Earth to nature. Identifying actual regions of the planet that can still be reclaimed—such as the California redwood forest, the Amazon River basin, and grasslands of the Serengeti, among others—Wilson puts aside the prevailing pessimism of our times and "speaks with a humane eloquence which calls to us all" (Oliver Sacks).

September- Half Earth by E. O. Wilson
October- Inconspicuous Consumption by Tatiana Schlossberg
November- Omega Principle by Paul Greenberg
December- The Stolen Bicycle by Wu Ming-Yi

Questions for Half Earth from Science Friday



Sue C.
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August 23, 2020 12:27 pm
This is a great book. I'm going to read it again. It may seem like an unreachable goal, merely a dream of delusional environmentalists. But I believe it can happy in fits and starts, and here and there, but if advocates persists, the tide can be reversed. We won't live to see significan...
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t progress, but if we start it, our grandkids, great-grandkids and their progeny will. We can be the spark!
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