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 entire population of cichlid fish species in Lake Victoria is threatened by one
predator, the Nile perch, introduced by the Ugandan government in the 1920s as
a game fish (Wilson 1992, 112). A more recent and possibly more serious threat ...
The box just below the phytoplankton shows zooplankton, including the larvae of
fish, mollusks, and echinoderms — spiny sea-bottom dwellers such as starfish
and sea urchins. These graze on phytoplankton. Zooplankton is consumed by ...
United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Department of the Interior 1849
C Street NW Washington, DC 20240 (202) 208-5634 Web site: http://www.fws.
gov/ The mandate of the USFWS is to conserve, protect, and enhance the habitat
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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