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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With this protective filter in place, the land surface of the planet became a more
hospitable habitat, and marine organisms began emerging from the oceans (
Erickson 1991, 28-29). Simple algae and lichens colonized dry land and
Forests are threatened by logging, on one hand, and a common perception by
landowners that their forested land would yield a greater profit if used for
agriculture. Public decision makers are slowly learning that the other organisms
living in ...
Protected Areas Conservationists believe that biologically important areas
representing all types of ecosystems should be protected worldwide, not just in
countries that can "afford" to set land aside. Globally, protected areas have
expanded by ...
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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