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The Creation: An Appeal to Save Life on Earth

The Creation: An Appeal to Save Life on Earth
By E. O. Wilson

Title available in paperback?: No
Pages: 175

Description of Book: "I'd like to recommend a new book by a Pulitzer Prize, national Medal of Science recipient and famed Harvard professor, E.O. Wilson, The Creation: An Appeal to Save Life on Earth. It's a short book of 175 pages that addresses nicely the campus theme of sustainability. Wilson approaches the topic of the "devastating loss of biodiversity on the planet," but he looks at it from a unique perspective of religion and science. Each chapter is an epistle, a letter to an imaginary pastor. Wilson views the subject of the environment as a "moral urgency." He considers all the elements that contribute to the loss of biodiversity - "habitat loss, pollution, overpopulation and overharvesting" -- , their consequences and the relevance of, and I might add dichotomy, "respect for the creation and respect for the Creator." The book is a call for action that, hopefully, will result in better outcomes for the environment in which we live."
--title nominated by Alfred Guillaume, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Professor of French.

Reviews/Articles/Publisher Information with more about the title:

Thompson, Bob. "Science and Salvation: E.O. Wilson Hopes Christians Will Join in Preserving All God's Creation" Washington Post Online. Sept. 20, 2006. URL.

W.W. Norton Company. The Creation. URL.

Last Reviewed: 03/2014