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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... studies of coevolution and donated half of the $100,000 award to Guanacaste
Conservation Area's endowment. Janzen edited Costa Rican Natural History (
1983), a comprehensive encyclopedia of that country's wildlife, with entries by
Some of its many areas of interest related directly to biodiversity include marine
pollution, deforestation, wildlife conservation, sustainable agriculture, climate
change, desertification, "green" technologies, ecotourism, and natural resource ...
At the Hand of Man: Peril and Hope for Africa's Wildlife. New York: Alfred A. Knopf
, 1993. 324 pages. ISBN 0-679-40008-7 New York Times reporter Raymond
Bonner explores in depth the reasons for the utter failure of many conservation ...
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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