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Silent Earth : averting the insect apocalypse  Cover Image Book Book

Silent Earth : averting the insect apocalypse / Dave Goulson.

Goulson, Dave, (author.).


An award-winning entomologist and conservationist, drawing on thirty years of research, examines the evidence of an alarming drop in insect numbers around the world, which could cause an ecological disaster. What will happen when the bugs are all gone? Goulson explores the intrinsic connection between climate change, nature, wildlife, and the shrinking biodiversity and analyzes the harmful impact for the earth and its inhabitants.

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  • ISBN: 9780063088207
  • ISBN: 0063088207
  • Physical Description: 328 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2021]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Originally published in the United Kingdom in 2021 by Jonathan Cape"--Title page verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-317) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: a life with insects -- Part I. Why insects matter. A brief history of insects ; The importance of insects ; The wonder of insects -- Part II. Insect declines. Evidence for insect declines ; Shifting baselines -- Part III. Causes of insect declines. Losing their home ; The poisoned land ; Weed control ; The green desert ; Pandora's box ; The coming storm ; Bauble Earth ; Invasions ; The known and unknown unknowns ; Death by a thousand cuts -- Part IV. Where are we headed?. A view from the future -- Part V. What can we do?. Raising awareness ; Greening our cities ; The future of farming ; Nature everywhere ; Actions for everyone.
Subject: Insects > Ecology.
Insects > Conservation.
Insect populations.
Insects > Conservation.
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Zoology / Entomology.
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology.
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Ecology.
Insect populations.
Insects > Ecology.

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