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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Unfortunately, species are disappearing so quickly that we can consider
ourselves to be living in a period of mass extinctions comparable to those of
ancient times — each of which claimed up to 96 percent of the species then
existing (Raup ...
Extinction: The Causes and Consequences of the Disappearance of Species.
New York: Random House, 1981. 306 pages. ISBN 0-394-51312-6 The Ehrlichs
are pessimistic about the outcome of the human onslaught on the rest of the
Kaufman, Les, and Kennoth Mallory, editors. The Last Extinction. 2d. ed.
Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1993. 250 pages. ISBN 0-262-61089-2 This book is
an updated second edition of one of the first books addressing species and
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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