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The Resource A window on eternity : a biologist's walk through Gorongosa National Park, Edward O. Wilson ; photographs by Piotr Naskrecki

A window on eternity : a biologist's walk through Gorongosa National Park, Edward O. Wilson ; photographs by Piotr Naskrecki

Label
A window on eternity : a biologist's walk through Gorongosa National Park
Title
A window on eternity
Title remainder
a biologist's walk through Gorongosa National Park
Statement of responsibility
Edward O. Wilson ; photographs by Piotr Naskrecki
Creator
Contributor
Photographer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "E.O. Wilson, one of the most celebrated scientists in the United States, shows why biodiversity is vital to the future of Earth and to our own species through the story of an African national park that may be the most diverse place on earth, in a gorgeously illustrated book"--
  • "The remarkable story of how one of the most biologically diverse habitats in the world was destroyed, restored, and continues to evolve--with stunning, full-color photographs by two of the world's best wildlife photographers. In 1976, Gorongosa National Park was the premier park in Mozambique, boasting one of the densest wildlife populations in all of Africa. Across 1,500 square miles of lush green floodplains, thick palm forests, swampy lakes, and vast plains roamed creatures great and small, from herds of wildebeest and elephant to countless bird species and insects yet to be classified. Then came the civil war of 1978-1992, when much of the ecosystem was destroyed, reducing some large animal populations by 90 percent or more. Due to a remarkable conservation effort sponsored by an American entrepreneur, the park was restored in the 1990s and is now evolving back to its former state. This is the story of that incredible transformation and why such biological diversity is so important. In A Window on Eternity, world-renowned biologist and two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Edward O. Wilson shows why biodiversity is vital to the future of the Earth, including our human population. It is in places like Gorongosa in Africa, explains Wilson, that our own species evolved. Wilson takes readers to the forested groves of the park's watershed on sacred Mount Gorongosa, then far away to deep gorges along the edge of the Rift Valley, places previously unexplored by biologists, with the aim of discovering new species and assessing their ancient origins. He treats readers to a war between termites and raider ants, describes 'conversations' with elephant herds, and explains the importance of a one-day 'bioblitz.' Praised as 'one of the finest scientists writing today' (Los Angeles Times), Wilson uses the story of Gorongosa to show the significance of biodiversity to humankind"--
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DLC
Dewey number
333.95/1609679
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Index
index present
LC call number
QH195.M6
LC item number
W55 2014
Literary form
non fiction
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Label
A window on eternity : a biologist's walk through Gorongosa National Park, Edward O. Wilson ; photographs by Piotr Naskrecki
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Simon & Schuster nonfiction original hardcover"--Title page verso
  • Includes index
Accompanying material
1 DVD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Carrier category
  • volume
  • videodisc
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The Search for Eternity -- The Sacred Mountain of Mozambique -- Once There Were Giants -- War and Redemption -- Dung and Blood -- The Twenty-Foot Crocodile -- The Elephant Whisperer -- The House of Spiders -- The Clash of Insect Civilizations -- The Log of an Entomological Expedition -- The Struggle for Existence -- The Conservation of Eternity
Control code
ocn852226568
Dimensions
24 cm +
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xix, 149 pages
Isbn
9781476747415
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013032607
Media category
  • unmediated
  • video
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)852226568
Label
A window on eternity : a biologist's walk through Gorongosa National Park, Edward O. Wilson ; photographs by Piotr Naskrecki
Publication
Note
  • "Simon & Schuster nonfiction original hardcover"--Title page verso
  • Includes index
Accompanying material
1 DVD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Carrier category
  • volume
  • videodisc
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The Search for Eternity -- The Sacred Mountain of Mozambique -- Once There Were Giants -- War and Redemption -- Dung and Blood -- The Twenty-Foot Crocodile -- The Elephant Whisperer -- The House of Spiders -- The Clash of Insect Civilizations -- The Log of an Entomological Expedition -- The Struggle for Existence -- The Conservation of Eternity
Control code
ocn852226568
Dimensions
24 cm +
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xix, 149 pages
Isbn
9781476747415
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013032607
Media category
  • unmediated
  • video
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)852226568

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