Chris D.ThomasInheritors of the Earth: How Nature is Thriving in an Age of Extinction2017PublicAffairsNew York, NY, USA320 pp., US$ 16.99, Hardcover, 9781610397285 (eBook), ISBN: 9781610397278

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  • Author(s): Kueffer, Christoph
  • Source:
    In Basic and Applied Ecology March 2019 35:13-17
  • Publication Information:
    Elsevier GmbH
  • Document Type:
    Book Review
  • Additional Information
    • Affiliation:
      HSR Hochschule für Technik Rapperswil & ETH Zurich, Switzerland
    • Review of:
      Inheritors of the Earth: How Nature is Thriving in an Age of Extinction Chris D. Thomas
    • ISSN:
      1439-1791
    • Accession Number:
      10.1016/j.baae.2018.11.003
    • Accession Number:
      S1439179118303694
    • Copyright:
      © 2018 Gesellschaft für Ökologie. Published by Elsevier GmbH. All rights reserved.
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    • ABNT:
      KUEFFER, C. Chris D.ThomasInheritors of the Earth: How Nature is Thriving in an Age of Extinction2017PublicAffairsNew York, NY, USA320 pp., US$ 16.99, Hardcover, 9781610397285 (eBook), ISBN: 9781610397278. Basic and Applied Ecology, [s. l.], v. 35, p. 13–17, 2019. DOI 10.1016/j.baae.2018.11.003. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edselp&AN=S1439179118303694&custid=s3443875. Acesso em: 27 maio. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Kueffer C. Chris D.ThomasInheritors of the Earth: How Nature is Thriving in an Age of Extinction2017PublicAffairsNew York, NY, USA320 pp., US$ 16.99, Hardcover, 9781610397285 (eBook), ISBN: 9781610397278. Basic and Applied Ecology. 2019;35:13-17. doi:10.1016/j.baae.2018.11.003.
    • APA:
      Kueffer, C. (2019). Chris D.ThomasInheritors of the Earth: How Nature is Thriving in an Age of Extinction2017PublicAffairsNew York, NY, USA320 pp., US$ 16.99, Hardcover, 9781610397285 (eBook), ISBN: 9781610397278. Basic and Applied Ecology, 35, 13–17. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.baae.2018.11.003
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Kueffer, Christoph. 2019. “Chris D.ThomasInheritors of the Earth: How Nature Is Thriving in an Age of Extinction2017PublicAffairsNew York, NY, USA320 Pp., US$ 16.99, Hardcover, 9781610397285 (EBook), ISBN: 9781610397278.” Basic and Applied Ecology 35 (March): 13–17. doi:10.1016/j.baae.2018.11.003.
    • Harvard:
      Kueffer, C. (2019) ‘Chris D.ThomasInheritors of the Earth: How Nature is Thriving in an Age of Extinction2017PublicAffairsNew York, NY, USA320 pp., US$ 16.99, Hardcover, 9781610397285 (eBook), ISBN: 9781610397278’, Basic and Applied Ecology, 35, pp. 13–17. doi: 10.1016/j.baae.2018.11.003.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Kueffer, C 2019, ‘Chris D.ThomasInheritors of the Earth: How Nature is Thriving in an Age of Extinction2017PublicAffairsNew York, NY, USA320 pp., US$ 16.99, Hardcover, 9781610397285 (eBook), ISBN: 9781610397278’, Basic and Applied Ecology, vol. 35, pp. 13–17, viewed 27 May 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Kueffer, Christoph. “Chris D.ThomasInheritors of the Earth: How Nature Is Thriving in an Age of Extinction2017PublicAffairsNew York, NY, USA320 Pp., US$ 16.99, Hardcover, 9781610397285 (EBook), ISBN: 9781610397278.” Basic and Applied Ecology, vol. 35, Mar. 2019, pp. 13–17. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1016/j.baae.2018.11.003.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Kueffer, Christoph. “Chris D.ThomasInheritors of the Earth: How Nature Is Thriving in an Age of Extinction2017PublicAffairsNew York, NY, USA320 Pp., US$ 16.99, Hardcover, 9781610397285 (EBook), ISBN: 9781610397278.” Basic and Applied Ecology 35 (March 1, 2019): 13–17. doi:10.1016/j.baae.2018.11.003.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Kueffer C. Chris D.ThomasInheritors of the Earth: How Nature is Thriving in an Age of Extinction2017PublicAffairsNew York, NY, USA320 pp., US$ 16.99, Hardcover, 9781610397285 (eBook), ISBN: 9781610397278. Basic and Applied Ecology [Internet]. 2019 Mar 1 [cited 2020 May 27];35:13–7. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edselp&AN=S1439179118303694&custid=s3443875

Reviews

LJ Reviews 2017 September #1

British biologist Thomas (conservation biology, Univ. of York, UK) has a different take on biodiversity loss: though it may be the end for some species, others—like the ubiquitous sparrow—are thriving in human-altered landscapes. Citing his own research and other relevant scientific studies, the author claims that human activity and disturbance have increased the number of species on Earth (though the mix of species is different from that before the human age). He also examines how our love of "native" species and hatred of "foreign" (invasive) species is based on the erroneous assumption that there is some "correct" geographical location for any given plant and animal species. While Thomas's upbeat ecological audit is not a popular perspective in the conservation community, it is based upon a solid understanding of how ecosystems function and basic evolutionary principles. VERDICT This well-argued and provocative work is recommended for open-minded science enthusiasts interested in environmental conservation issues surrounding biodiversity, rewilding, and the resurrection of extinct species.—Cynthia Lee Knight, Hunterdon Cty. Historical Soc., Flemington, NJ

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