This book tells how our welfare is ever more intimately tied up with the welfare of the millions of species that share the One Earth home with us. It presents a synoptic review of the contributions that wild species make, and can make, to our daily lives.
Part One Agriculture 1. A Tale of a Few Wild Com Stalks 2. The Genetic Guts of Modem Agriculture 3. More Genes for Mealtimes 4. New Foods Coming on Line 5. Insect Food of the Future Part Two Medicine 6. Plants and Medicine 7. Plants as Sources of Anticancer Drugs 8. Animals and Medicine 9. Marine Life and Medicine Part Three Industry 10. Plants and Industry 11. Growing Gasoline 12. Some Esoteric Uses of Wildlife Part Four Genetic Engineering 13. The Ultimate Genetic Contribution