Regular price: $20.99

Free with 30-day trial
Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month
Select or Add a new payment method

Buy Now with 1 Credit

By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Buy Now for $20.99

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

Refusing to accept the mass extinction of species as an inevitability, "the world's greatest naturalist" (Jeffrey Sachs) proposes a plan to save Earth's imperiled biosphere. Half-Earth resoundingly concludes the best-selling trilogy begun by The Social Conquest of Earth and The Meaning of Human Existence, a National Book Award finalist.
History is not a prerogative of the human species, Edward O. Wilson declares in Half-Earth, a brave work that becomes a radical redefinition of human history. Demonstrating that we blindly ignore the histories of millions of other species, Wilson warns of a point of no return that is imminent. Angrily challenging the fashionable theories of anthropocenes, who contend that humans can survive alone in an Edenic bubble engineered for their own survival, Wilson documents that the biosphere does not belong to us. Yet, refusing to believe that our extinction is, as so many fear, predetermined, Wilson has written Half-Earth as a cri de coeur, proposing that the only solution to our impending "sixth extinction" is to increase the area of natural reserves to half the surface of the Earth.
Suffused with a profound Darwinian understanding of our planet's fragility, Half-Earth is a transformative work that reverberates with an urgency like few other books.
©2016 Edward O.Wilson (P)2016 Recorded Books
Show More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

By Cliente de Amazon on 01-04-18

Muy buen libro

Presentación, contenido y tema excelente. Falta la narración. otra gran obra de Edward o Wison.

Read More Hide me

By Randi on 06-26-17

Current, Smart and Thought Provoking

I enjoyed the narrator and the content. A fantastic idea to conserve our biodiversity. listen!!

Read More Hide me
See all Reviews

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

By Harry on 05-01-17

must listen for conservationists and non

must listen for conservationists and non conservationalists alike. important. significant. mesmerising tale of human life and what we need to do to save ourselves.

Read More Hide me
See all Reviews
© Copyright 1997 - 2018 Audible, Inc