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A recommended future direction for biology.
Reviewed in Canada on October 24, 2020
Edward O. Wilson has an awesome breadth of view of biology, from global to local ecosystem to organism. He defines and develops the concept of biodiversity lucidly for lay-readers, always with his feet among examples of organisms, and he eloquently draws the readers attention to the real, present and threatened losses to our biodiversity. Yet, he conveys an optimistic possibility: we have the knowledge and the means to minimise these losses, if we can summon the will to do so. Douglas Brown