Darwin's Walk and The Last Wave: Disappearing Landscapes, Declining Species

Darwin's Walk and The Last Wave: Disappearing Landscapes, Declining Species

by Richard Krooth

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Overview

This book describes the reasons humankind may be facing its last moments on Planet Earth. Darwin marked the path of species evolution, modification, and extinction. Following Darwin’s trajectory of evolution, the author reveals how human-made technologies have had a devastating impact on Earth’s biosphere, signaling the continuing disappearance of landscapes and the decline of species life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761869221
Publisher: Hamilton Books
Publication date: 08/30/2017
Pages: 392
Product dimensions: 6.24(w) x 9.35(h) x 1.16(d)

About the Author

Richard Krooth, PhD, University of California, Santa Cruz, has much practical experience in issues invoked in this book, having worked for environmental preservation his entire adult life. Author of over a dozen books on history and nature, a rare scholar with a Ph.D. and J.D., he writes about his life travels and library discoveries. This volume illustrates his concerns for humanity and all living things, as well as his wide-ranging research and use of first-hand reports and observations, attempting to put the current planetary crisis into the context of its historical setting.

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Photographs
List of Tables
Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction
PART I: HOUSE of CARDS
Chapter 1: Advancing Technosphere; Endangered Biosphere
Chapter 2: Fallout—Bringing Down the House of CardsChapter 3: Technology and the Cascade of Species
PART II: THERMAL POWER & ENTROPY
Chapter 4: Entropy, Machines and Inanimate Power
PART III: ISOLINES AND ISOTHERMS
Chapter 5: Cosmos: A Holistic Concept of Earth
Chapter 6: Loss of Control Over Global Heat
PART IV: NATURAL SELECTION
Chapter 7: Battle for Reproductive Success
PART V: DESTRUCTIONS PAST; DESTRUCTIONS FUTURE
Chapter 8: Atmospheres & Deserts; Deluge & Extinctions
Chapter 9: Dance of Pelagic Death – Part 1
Chapter 10: Dance of Pelagic Death – Part 2
PART VI: FORCES DRIVING GLOBAL WARMING
Chapter 11: Thermal Maximums
Chapter 12: Gaia’s Cycles; Anthropocentric Heat
Chapter 13: Remains of the Natural World: Vanishing Landscapes, Disappearing Species
PART VII: END OF AN EPOCH
Chapter 14: Darwin’s Walk and the Last Wave
Bibliography
Index

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