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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1913 Congress passes the Migratory Bird Act protecting game species like ducks
and geese and migrating songbirds and plume birds. 1914 The last passenger
pigeon, Martha, dies in the Cincinnati Zoo. In the early 1800s, the species had ...
Another chapter is devoted to convergence, "the theory that life forms in similar
environments independently evolve similar adaptations" — either physical traits,
like the red monkeys of Asia, Africa, and the New World, or behaviors, like birds ...
... 55 Migratory Bird Treaty Act (U.S.Canada, 1916), 55 Migratory Bird Treaty Act (
U.S.Mexico, 1936), 56 Migratory species, 10, 13, 14 and climate change, 30 and
habitat alteration, 27-29 protection of, 61, 107 See also Birds, migratory Mimicry,
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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