Wild Solutions: How Biodiversity is Money in the Bank, Second Edition by &rew Beattie, Paul R. Ehrlich & Christine Turnbull
English | ISBN: 0300105061 | 2004 | PDF | 276 pages | 5,3 mb
In this fascinating & 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, & 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 & the accelerating rate at which we are losing biological diversity. Also reviewed & 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, & robotics.