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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From his experience with human inhabitants of the rain forest, Schultes became
convinced that chemical prospecting for potential medicines is most effective if
guided by the knowledge of indigenous people. Indigenous shamans using ...
Indigenous. Peoples. and. Biodiversity. Foster, Nelson, and Linda S. Cordell.
Chilies to Chocolate: Food the Americas Gave the World. Tuscon: University of
Arizona Press, 1992. 191 pages. ISBN 0-8165-1324-4 This multifaceted book
homes; the medical knowledge of their shamans is exploited by ethnobotanical
and medical researchers to benefit people elsewhere, though at the source,
forests and indigenous cultures are in great danger; indigenous shamans in
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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