Thursday, 14 April 2011

Encyclopædia Britannica on The global species

I have previously mentioned that Encyclopædia Britannica offers my two articles The Statistician's Guide to Utopia: The Future of Growth (published in TRAMES) and The Global Species (published in New Formations) as additional online content for subscribers. Here's how Encyclopædia Britannica presents the latter of these in summary:
The article explores the historical process of globalisation by assessing the planet's colonisation by the proliferation of species. A established global "colonial organism" means the installation of an ecological empire, organized with Homo Sapiens as the ruling class with crop species, pets, and livestock enjoying positions of privilege. The landscape has been altered to accommodate the proliferation of different species, making the geographical spread of life forms much easier and on a global scale.

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