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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1994 Rain forest canopy biologists who ascend to the tree- tops in contraptions
ranging from dirigibles to electric gondolas to cranes to rope-and-pulley systems
meet at the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota, Florida, to share their ...
This unconventional, interdisciplinarian mind is responsible for founding a new
field, conservation biology, which links biology to other fields — such as
economics, international development, and environmental policy — that play a
role in ...
The author, a U.S. tropical biologist who has spent many years managing a
research station in Peru's Amazonian ... Each chapter takes her to an exotic
habitat, accompanied by biologists who study and strive to protect their chosen
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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