The Future of Life Author:Edward O. Wilson One of the world’s most important scientists, Edward O. Wilson is also an abundantly talented writer who has twice won the Pulitzer Prize. In this, his most personal and timely book to date, he assesses the precarious state of our environment, examining the mass extinctions occurring in our time and the natural treasures we are about to lo... more »se forever. Yet, rather than eschewing doomsday prophesies, he spells out a specific plan to save our world while there is still time. His vision is a hopeful one, as economically sound as it is environmentally necessary. Eloquent, practical and wise, this book should be read and studied by anyone concerned with the fate of the natural world.« less
He's a microbiologist, so the interesting parts are about the little guys. Much of the rest has been written about more recently (I guess that's to his credit), but not a lot on global warming. He's a pretty entertaining writer.