The Closing Circle Author:Barry Commoner About the author of The Closing Circle — Barry Commoner -- bilogist, ecologist, educator ("A professor with a class of millions" Time has called him)-- is widely regarded as America's best informed and most articulate spokesman for the safeguarding of man's environment. "If America's policy makers take his central doctrine to heart," Stewart Uda... more »ll wrote about Commoners's greatly acclaimed book, Science and Survival, "we can enjoy the fruits of science without destroying the tree of life."
A city boy but always fascinated with nature, he was born in Brooklyn in 1917, was graduated from Columbia in 1937, and received his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in biology from Harvard. He has been, since 1947, on the faculty of Washington University in St. Louis and is now Director of its Center for Biology and Natural Systems...« less