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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Endemism Endemic species usually occur in isolated ecosystems, most
commonly oceanic islands. Endemic species on islands are descendants of
stragglers that either immigrated to an island or lived in an area that broke off and
became an ...
Island habitats are prized for their endemism, but their flora and fauna are
especially vulnerable. On islands that were uninhabited for most of their history,
animals never developed a fear of humans or mammalian predators, which are ...
Consisting of a number of remaining forest patches scattered through a
deforested section of the Amazon Basin, this experiment builds on the theory of
island biogeography proposed by Robert MacArthur and E. O. Wilson in 1967,
which held ...
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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