The Big Ratchet

The Big Ratchet

How Humanity Thrives in the Face of Natural Crisis : A Biography of An Ingenious Species

Book - 2014
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"Our species' pervasive presence on the planet is the combined result of two powerful forces: earth's rich natural endowments and humanity's ability to manipulate nature. From our ability to control fire to our expertise in breeding palatable plants, from our capacity to ship fertilizer across the Atlantic to our skill in selectively tinkering with plant genomes, DeFries describes the ingenious manipulations of nature that have enabled humankind to nourish and flourish"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, [2014]
ISBN: 9780465044979
0465044972
9780465080939
Branch Call Number: 304.2 DEFRIES
Characteristics: xii, 273 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm

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