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Paul R. Ehrlich

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Betrayal of Science and Reason: How Anti-Environmental Rhetoric Threatens Our Future. In this hard-hitting book, world-renowned scientists Paul and Anne Ehrlich speak out against the deliberate misstatement of scientific findings designed to support an anti-environmental worldview and political agenda. Issues including overpopulation, depletion of the ozone layer, global warming, and loss of biodiversity have been diminished in the public imagination using pseudoscientific counter evidence, often the output of politically motivated foundations. Examples are methodically refuted. As Kindle | More…

       Betrayal of Science and Reason: How Anti-Environmental Rhetoric Threatens Our Future

The Birder's Handbook: A Field Guide to the Natural History of North American Birds. The most complete and authoritative reference book about the birds of North America. For each of the 646 species of birds that breed in North America, The Birder's Handbook will tell you where the bird nests, how many eggs the bird lays, and how the young are cared for. It also describes food preferences, foraging habits, displays and mating, wintering, conservation status, and more. In addition, The Birder's Handbook contains some 250 short essays covering all aspects of avian natural history. More…

       The Birder's Handbook: A Field Guide to the Natural History of North American Birds

Butterflies: Ecology and Evolution Taking Flight. The world's leading experts synthesize current knowledge of butterflies to show how the study of these fascinating creatures as model systems can lead to a deeper understanding of ecological and evolutionary patterns and processes in general. Twenty-six chapters cover the uses of butterflies in the study of behavior, ecology, genetics and evolution, systematics, and conservation biology. An exciting new perspective of butterflies as a comprehensive model system for all the sciences concerned with biodiversity and its preservation. More…

       Butterflies: Ecology and Evolution Taking Flight

Conservation Biology For All. Provides cutting-edge but basic conservation science. Covers topics such as balancing conservation and human needs, climate change, conservation planning, designing and analyzing conservation research, ecosystem services, endangered species management, extinctions, fire, habitat loss, and invasive species. There is now an urgent need to educate the next generation of scientists in developing countries so that they will be able to protect their natural resources. Habitat loss is particularly acute in these areas, and they have the greatest species diversity. As Kindle | More…

       Conservation Biology For All

The Dominant Animal: Human Evolution and the Environment. In humanity’s more than 100,000 year history, we have evolved from vulnerable creatures clawing sustenance from Earth to a global society manipulating every inch of it. In short, we have become the dominant animal. Tracing the interplay between environmental change and genetic and cultural evolution, Paul and Anne Ehrlich offer a unique exploration of our origins, our evolution, and our future. As we clear forests to raise crops, build cities and highways, and create new chemicals, we may be undermining our own supremacy. As Kindle | More…

       The Dominant Animal: Human Evolution and the Environment

The Golden Door: International Migration, Mexico, and the United States. The 2,000-mile United States-Mexican border is the only place in the world where a wealthy, heavily industrialized stable country is confronted directly by a struggling, preindustrial nation. United States prosperity relies on a stable population, and Mexico, with her burgeoning population, increasing poverty, and massive unemployment, is threatening the traditional U.S. lifestyle. Stereotyped thinking, based on racism or fear, will not solve these problems. The Golden Door explores this difficult situation. More…

       The Golden Door: International Migration, Mexico, and the United States

Human Natures: Genes, Cultures, and the Human Prospect. Why do we behave the way we do? In this wide-ranging survey of what it is that makes us human, Ehrlich touches on a number of themes - among them, his recurrent observation that science has taught us little about how genes influence human behavior. He urges that scientists take a larger, interdisciplinary view that looks beyond mere genetics to the larger forces that shape our lives. It is a work of synthesis and scholarship as well as a primer on genetics and evolution, and it makes complex scientific concepts accessible. As Kindle | More…

       Human Natures: Genes, Cultures, and the Human Prospect

Humanity on a Tightrope: Thoughts on Empathy, Family, and Big Changes for a Viable Future. By Paul Ehrlich. Focuses on what families and family values are, and how they often create an "us vs. them" mentality that is at the root of many of today's most crucial problems – from terrorism, racism, and war to the failure of humanity to come to grips with potentially lethal global environmental problems. Explains how civilization is unlikely to persist unless more people learn to spread the domain of empathy – to put themselves in the shoes of others to keep society balanced and on the path to sustainability. As Kindle | More… | Paul Ehrlich EcoSpeakers Info >>

       Humanity on a Tightrope: Thoughts on Empathy, Family, and Big Changes for a Viable Future

New World New Mind: Moving Toward Conscious Evolution. There is no longer time to rely on the normal pace of cultural evolution to deal with today's dilemmas... Humans have always been the most adaptable creatures on the planet, and they should be able to chart a new course. Some of that is already being done. The old mind today is being changed by many scattered efforts. Can we bring these efforts together to produce a large-scale program for rapid change? We know the problem. The solution is to generate the will to move conscious evolution to the top of the human agenda. As Kindle | More…

       New World New Mind: Moving Toward Conscious Evolution

One With Nineveh: Politics, Consumption, and the Human Future. A look at current trends of overpopulation, overconsumption, and inequality. Fish stocks are seriously depleted, farmlands, freshwater, and forests are declining, and there is an immense divide between superconsumers and the impoverished. Each chapter analyzes one area in detail (using current research in ecology, demographics, migration, economics, biodiversity, ethics, climate, politics and globalization) and then suggests ways to alter course toward a sustainable world. Action is critical to prevent disaster. As Kindle | More…

       One With Nineveh: Politics, Consumption, and the Human Future

The Stork and the Plow: The Equity Answer to the Human Dilemma. Focusing on the issue of equity (between nations, classes, and genders), this book confronts the nexus of population, environmental decline, and global resource control. It looks at the interaction between population size and food supply, and offers strategies for achieving a balance between the two. These strategies include improving the status of women, reducing racism and religious prejudice, reforming the agricultural system, and shrinking the growing gap between rich and poor. More…

       The Stork and the Plow: The Equity Answer to the Human Dilemma

Wild Solutions: How Biodiversity is Money in the Bank. We are only beginning to understand that ecological health depends on the diversity of nature. In this fascinating and abundantly illustrated book, two eminent ecologists explain how the millions of species living on Earth – some microscopic, some obscure, many threatened – not only help keep us alive but also hold possibilities for previously unimagined products, medicines, and even industries. Innovative approaches to the discovery of pharmaceuticals as well as the ever-growing importance of ecological restoration are also covered. As Kindle | More…

       Wild Solutions: How Biodiversity is Money in the Bank

More Books

The Cold and the Dark: The World After Nuclear War. Describes and explains the aftermath of nuclear war, including the “nuclear winter” caused by dust and debris thrown into the atmosphere. Presents supporting statistics, graphs, and other data. It is an essential research tool for anyone studying the effects of nuclear war. More…

On the Wings of Checkerspots: A Model System for Population Biology. Ilkka Hanski, a leading thinker in metapopulation ecology, studies checkerspot butterfly populations in Finland. Paul Ehrlich, a leading ecologist and conservation biologist, investigates checkerspot butterfly populations in California. This book reports on and synthesizes the major long-term research of both on the population biology of checkerspot butterflies. As Kindle | More…

The Population Bomb. This path-breaking book put the dangers of excessive population growth on the radar for Americans and many others around the world. It clearly describes the dimensions of the crisis in all its aspects – air, food, water, birth control, death control, our total environment – and provides an evaluation of the options. More…

Science of Ecology. Covers the individual and the environment, populations, social Interactions, population Interactions, organization of communities, the distribution of communities, and ecosystems. More…

Available From Resellers

Birds in Jeopardy: The Imperiled & Extinct Birds of the United States & Canada. The natural habitats of birds have been degraded and diminished, and bird populations have declined. In the U.S. & Canada, 33 bird species have already been driven to extinction, and well over 150 are in danger of extinction in all or parts of their range. This book, enriched by 191 color paintings illustrating the birds covered, is the first concise, authoritative review of the status of the birds currently imperiled in the U.S. and Canada. Also covers birds driven to extinction in the past two centuries. More…

The Birdwatcher's Handbook: A Guide to the Natural History of the Birds of Britain and Europe. In-depth information about British and Northern European birds not found in standard guides. Combines helpful identification aids with thorough descriptions of the birds' behavior and characteristics. More…

Ecoscience: Population, Resources, Environment. The Ehrlichs have teamed up with John Holdren to offer extensive coverage of all topics in environmental science. An inclusive source book with extensive information on population, resources, and energy. It provides concrete strategies for dealing with the environmental crisis. More…

Healing the Planet: Strategies for Resolving the Environmental Crisis. America's most eminent environmental scientists describe what is needed to repair the Earth. More…

The Population Explosion. Describes how the Earth's population, growing by 95 million people a year, is rapidly depleting the planet's resources resulting in famine, global warming, acid rain, and other major problems. Describes immediate action that will lessen the threat of ruin and begin to build a more peaceful, sane, and secure world. More…

More From Resellers

ARK II: Social Response to Environmental Imperatives.

Balance and Biosphere.

Biology and Society.

Blue Print for Survival.

The Cassandra Conference: Resources and the Human Predicament.


The End of Affluence.

Global Ecology: Readings Towards a Rational Strategy for Man.

How to Be a Survivor.

How to Know: The Butterflies.

Human Ecology: Problems and Solutions.

Introductory Biology.

Jasper Ridge: A Stanford Sanctuary.

The Machinery of Nature.

Man and the Ecosphere: Readings from Scientific American.

Meeting the Challenges of Population, Environment, & Resources: The Costs of Inaction.

Papers on Evolution.

The Population, Resources, Environment Crisis: Where Do We Stand Now?

Population, Resources, Environment: Issues in Human Ecology.

Process of Evolution.

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