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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Animals breathe in oxygen and breathe out carbon dioxide. Plants absorb carbon
dioxide and produce oxygen. Foliage-rich forests and oceans are called carbon
dioxide sinks because they are such effective absorbers of carbon dioxide.
But obstacles remain to the reduction of the so-called greenhouse gases. These
gases, which include carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, hydrofluorocarbons
, perfluorocarbons, and sulfur hexafluoride, are thought to lead to a greenhouse ...
1980 Climate change reports reveal that atmospheric car- cow t. bon dioxide
levels have increased by 30 percent since 1850. Carbon dioxide in the
atmosphere prevents heat from radiating into space, which results in a warmer
climate (the ...
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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