When people think of the issue of decreasing biodiversity, they generally consider pets, domestic animals, majestic beasts, and useful plants. Although many beasts and plants are threatened (pets and domestic animals are not threatened), the problem runs far deeper.
KeywordsWind Turbine Rain Forest Mass Extinction Terrestrial Species Mass Extinction Event
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- An incomparable work on terrestrial biodiversity is David Attenborough, The Living Planet (Boston: Little, Brown, 1984). A good reference on the Gaia hypothesis is James E. Lovelock, The Ages of Gaia (New York: Oxford University Press, 1988).Google Scholar