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Description - The Dominant Animal by Paul R. Ehrlich

In humanity's more than 100,000 year history, we have evolved from vulnerable creatures clawing sustenance from Earth to a sophisticated global society manipulating every inch of it. In short, we have become the dominant animal. Why, then, are we creating a world that threatens our own species? What can we do to change the current trajectory toward more climate change, increased famine, and epidemic disease? Renowned Stanford scientists Paul R. Ehrlich and Anne H. Ehrlich believe that intelligently addressing those questions depends on a clear understanding of how we evolved and how and why we're changing the planet in ways that darken our descendants' future.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781597260961
ISBN-10: 1597260967
Format: Hardback
(235mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 440
Imprint: Island Press
Publisher: Island Press
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Paul R. Ehrlich

Paul R. Ehrlich is Bing Professor of Population Studies and Professor of Biological Sciences at Stanford University. He is the author of Human Natures, The Population Bomb, and many other books. Anne H. Ehrlich is affiliated with Stanford's Department of Biological Sciences and Center for Conservation Biology, and has coauthored more than ten books with her husband, including One with Nineveh.

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