Posted by: Dan | May 3, 2009

From the Population Bomb to the Dominant Animal

Paul Erlich – Stanford University entomologist, grandfather of the modern field of conservation biology, and famous for his 1968 book The Population Bomb, is best known to the public for his predictions in that book regarding human overpopulation. Along with his wife Anne, he published a new and interesting book last year titled The Dominant Animal: Human Evolution and the Environment. In this 2008 lecture, Dr. Erlich takes the audience on a tour from his most well-known book to his most recent, discussing the mechanisms and probable consequences of our dominance of the planet, from a conservation biology standpoint. Check it out.


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