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The Work of Nature: How the Diversity of Life Sustains Us

By: Yvonne Baskin

263 pages, Illus

Island Press

Paperback | Aug 1998 | #63874 | ISBN: 1559635207
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Hardback | Feb 1997 | #63873 | ISBN: 1559635193
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About this book

An examination of the threats posed to humanity by the loss of biodiversity. Noted science writer Baskin summarizes and explains the key findings from the ecological sciences, highlighting examples from around the world where shifts in species have affected the provision of clean air, pure water, fertile soils, lush landscapes, and stable natural communities.


Contents

The web of life; the keystone club - who's important; community ties; water - the essence of life; the vitality of the soil; of plants and productivity; the power to shape the land; climate and atmosphere; do we still need nature?

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