Biodiversity: A Reference Handbook

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ABC-CLIO, 1998 - Science - 275 pages
This timely volume explores the multiple issues surrounding biological diversity. In addition to an overview of the major issues in biodiversity, this book features a chronology and biographical sketches of important individuals in the field. Readers also will find related statistics, documents, and illustrations, as well as a directory of organizations that includes web site addresses. A glossary and detailed listing of print and electronic sources complete an informative volume that students, librarians, policy makers, environmentalists, and others will welcome as an invaluable addition to academic and public libraries.

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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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About the author (1998)

Anne Becher,University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, is an accomplished writer specializing in environmental matters. She is the author of ABC-CLIO's American Environmental Leaders: From Colonial Times to the Present.

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