Journals Higher Education



Published: 22 March 2013

320 Pages | Approx 92 black and white illustrations and two 8pp colour plate sections

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780199645701

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Green Equilibrium

The Vital Balance of Humans and Nature

Christopher Wills

  • Provides a clear introduction to how ecosystems work, and how they can collapse
  • Presents vivid examples of collapsing and improving ecosystems from Papua New Guinea to California
  • Highlights latest evidence that some human populations carry genes from Neanderthals and Denisovans
  • Shows how in spreading out of Africa, humans have evolved and adapted as part of the ecosystems in which they settled
  • Argues that active involvement of local communities is the best way to conserve precious ecosystems

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