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The Story of Life & the Environment

ISBN 
9781770075856
Format 
Paperback
Recommended Price 
R360.00
Published 
July 2012
About the book: 
The story of life & the environment – an African perspective is about the fragile miracle of life. It's a celebration of the Earth's rich and wonderful diversity – the species, populations, communities and ecosystems that surround us – and of nature's resilience. It unpacks the three major ecosystems: fresh water, the ocean and the land, and the teeming life each supports on and around Africa.

It discusses evolution and the ever-branching tree of life; how systems work, how populations expand and contract, and how all the elements of life interact. And it tells the story of how humans originated in Africa, and how we have evolved to become modern people. The book sounds a warning about our human impact on the planet, which is fostering rapid climate change, as well as massive over-consumption and depletion of resources. The book is also about responsible planning and management of our environment and natural resources to redress damage and ensure sustainability. 

This is the story of life and the environment in Africa.

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