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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The material included in this chapter is meant to give an overview of some of the
main facets of biodiversity, to highlight the research that has elucidated its
mysteries, to outline the most pressing threats, and to sketch out proposed
solutions to ...
Treated more extensively in the next chapters are methods for conserving it. The
first half of the book gives general information, and the second is designed for
conservationists: it shares experiences, analyses, and practical approaches for ...
This book includes a short introduction to the Convention on International Trade
in Endangered Species (CITES) and its predecessor treaties, followed by
chapters on species particularly affected by international trade, including
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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