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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Indeed, protecting ecological communities as sanctuaries for valuable genes is
one of the most compelling arguments for conservation. As the importance of
genetic diversity and connections between species that form ecosystems
Specific. Ecological. Communities,. Taxonomic. Groups,. or. Scientific. Questions.
Barrientos, Zaidett, and Julian Monge-Najera. The Biodiversity of Costa Rica.
Translations by Mary Jane Curry. Heredia, Costa Rica: INBio, 1995. 215 pages.
Scientists presume that this phylum includes more species than any other. biome
This is the largest type of ecological ... compounds occurring naturally in
ecological communities. biosphere The thin skin of life covering the earth's
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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