Battle of Britain by Leonard Mosley; Time-Life Books

Life Counts: Home by Michael Gleich

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Six billion people live on earth, but we share the planet with trillions of other life-forms, ranging from bacteria to whales. They make up life's infrastructure and are in effect the underpinnings of human existence. The internationally acclaimed Life Counts shows why we must preserve this biodiversity: if we don't, scientists predict, the earth may lose the ability to support its inhabitants within the next fifty years.Through breathtaking illustrations and lively narration, readers learn that each animal on earth -- whose numbers are greater than our galaxy's stars -- as well as each plant and each microbe, plays a role essential to the life of the planet and, in surprising ways, human economies and health. How can we protect these living things and hence our world? The authors weigh scientist's and international governments' best ideas.Life Counts: Cataloguing Life on Earth is part of the larger Life Counts Project, designed to raise awareness across the globe of the importance of the world's biodiversity. This 2002 Atlantic Monthly Press Hardback is in Very Good condition.

ISBN: 9780871138460 SKU: 1178615 Note: Any image shown is from a stock photo and is not the actual book.