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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In the United States, farms and ranches occupy half of the country's land area.
The Nature Conservancy assists conservation-minded farmers and ranchers in
the regeneration of ecologically rich portions of their land. The U.S. Department
Although the commercial seeds may produce more, plant for plant, than the
traditional seeds, traditional varieties may be preferable in other ways. Farmers
may care about the quality of a plant stalk for fodder. Or they may have bred
drought or ...
Thousands of traditional crop plants are becoming extinct as farmers replace
them with high-yielding hybrid varieties. Genetic material that may help crops
resist pests, drought, salinization, or other environmental challenges is being ...
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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