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Life in the Balance:
Humanity and the Biodiversity Crisis
Niles Eldredge

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Preface: The Biodiversity Crisis
Ch. 1Tales from the Swamp
Pt. IThe Biodiversity Crisis in Microcosm1
Pt. IIThe Ok Avango as Primordial Eden24
Ch. 2Biodiversity, Evolution, and Ecology49
Ch. 3The Tree of Life67
Ch. 4Ecosystem Panorama113
Ch. 5Biodiversity - A Threatened Natural Treasure143
Ch. 6Striking a Balance177
App. IAnimal Species Extinct Since Circa 1600195
App. IIEssential Microbes, Fungi, Animals, and Plants208
Bibliography of Suggested Readings216
Index219

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