标题（title）：A World to Live In
作者（author）：George M. Woodwell
出版社（publisher）：The MIT Press
大小（size）：721 kB (738800 bytes)
A scientist makes a powerful case that preservation of the integrity of the biosphere is a necessity and an inviolable human right.
A century of industrial development is the briefest of moments in the half billion years of the earth's evolution. And yet our current era has brought greater changes to the earth than any period in human history. The biosphere, the globe's life-giving envelope of air and climate, has been changed irreparably. In A World to Live In, the distinguished ecologist George Woodwell shows that the biosphere is now a global human protectorate and that its integrity of structure and function are tied closely to the human future.
The earth is a living system, Woodwell explains, and its stability is threatened by human disruption. Industry dumps its waste globally and makes a profit from it, invading the global commons; corporate interests overpower weak or nonexistent governmental protection to plunder the planet. The fossil fuels...