Biodiversity: a reference handbook

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ABC-CLIO, Jun 1, 1998 - Science - 275 pages
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ABC-CLIO's Contemporary World Issues series comprises comprehensive, balanced, one-volume reference handbooks on important topics related to science, technology, and medicine; the environment; society; politics, law, and government; criminal justice; and gender and ethnicity.Each volume offers: -- An authoritative introductory essay on the subject-- A chronology of events, legislation, movements, and initiatives-- Biographies of activists, advocates, and legislators-- A compilation of relevant facts in the form of tables, figures, and documents-- A directory of leading organizations and agencies-- An annotated list of print resources-- An annotated list of valuable nonprint resources, such as computer databases, information available on the Internet, and audiovisual materials-- A glossary of relevant terms-- A comprehensive subject index-- Well suited for circulating collections as well as reference shelves

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This is a good book even if it is over a decade old. It gives a good overview of what biodiversity is. I liked the analysis of the different ways of defining biodiversity and what the threats are to ... Read full review

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Biological diversity, or biodiversity for short, is a hot topic. Early in this decade, only a handful of books on the subject were available; since the mid-1990s, however, as interest in such topics ... Read full review

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Contents

An Overview
1
Chronology
53
Biographical Sketches
71
Copyright

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About the author (1998)

Anne Becher received her M.A. in Hispanic Linguistics in 1992 from the University of Colorado-Boulder, and now coordinates the Beginning Spanish One course and teaches pedagogy and methods courses for the Department of Spanish and Portuguese there. She has taught beginning through advanced levels of Spanish since 1996, including several years teaching Modified Spanish classes for students with difficulty learning languages. She has published several reviews in Hispania, presents frequently at the Colorado Congress of Foreign Language Teachers (CCFLT) conferences, and has served on the boards of CCFLT and the Colorado chapter of American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. She co-edited the bilingual literary journal La selva subterranea from 1987-1996.

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