This book describes the reasons humankind may be facing its last moments on Planet Earth. Darwin marked the path of species evolution, modification, and extinction. Following Darwin's trajectory of evolution, the author reveals how human-made technologies have had a devastating impact on Earth's biosphere, signaling the continuing disappearance of landscapes and the decline of species life.
Richard Krooth, PhD, University of California, Santa Cruz, has much practical experience in issues invoked in this book, having worked for environmental preservation his entire adult life. Author of over a dozen books on history and nature, a rare scholar with a Ph.D. and J.D., he writes about his life travels and library discoveries. This volume illustrates his concerns for humanity and all living things, as well as his wide-ranging research and use of first-hand reports and observations, attempting to put the current planetary crisis into the context of its historical setting.