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Wild Solutions: How Biodiversity Is Money in the Bank
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Yale Univ Pr
Publication date March 1, 2001
Pages 239
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780300076363
ISBN-10 0300076363
Dimensions 1 by 5.25 by 8.75 in.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $25.95
Other format details university press
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Summaries and Reviews
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In this fascinating and abundantly illustrated book, two eminent ecologists explain how the millions of species living on Earth?some microscopic, some obscure, many threatened?not only help keep us alive but also hold possibilities for previously unimagined products, medicines, and even industries. In an Afterword written especially for this edition, the authors consider the impact of two revolutions now taking place: the increasing rate at which we are discovering new species because of new technology available to us and the accelerating rate at which we are losing biological diversity. Also reviewed and summarized are many ?new” wild solutions, such as innovative approaches to the discovery of pharmaceuticals, the ?lotus effect,” the ever-growing importance of bacteria, molecular biomimetics, ecological restoration, and robotics.
?An easy read, generating a momentum of energy and excitement about the potential of the natural world to solve many of the problems that face us.”?E. J. Milner-Gulland, Nature
?Must-reading for everyone.”?Simon A. Levin, author of Fragile Dominion: Complexity and the Commons
?An engaging book clearly intended to impress upon a lay audience the practical value of biological diversity. . . . An outstanding work.”?Ecology
?A most stimulating read for all those budding science students from secondary through graduate schools.”?Science Books & Films


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Hardcover
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from Yale Univ Pr (March 1, 2001)
9780300076363 | details & prices | 239 pages | 5.25 × 8.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $25.95
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Paperback
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With Christine Turnbull (other contributor) | 2 edition from Yale Univ Pr (September 1, 2004)
9780300105063 | details & prices | 261 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $29.00

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