Biodiversity: A Reference Handbook
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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A meeting held in 1973 about commercial trade in endangered species resulted
in an agreement called The Convention on International Trade in Endangered
Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES). CFTES, which has been signed by 120
The author of this book estimates that international trade in wildlife and wildlife
products, though not a principal factor in the current mass extinctions, affects 40
percent of all vertebrate species. This book includes a short introduction to the ...
... International Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture (IASA), 145-146 International
Board for Plant Genetic Resources (IBPGR), 60 International Species Inventory
System (ISIS), 44, 59 International Union for Conservation of Nature, ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - KeithAkers - LibraryThing
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
Biodiversity: a reference handbookUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
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