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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Indigenous people living in ways that sustain natural habitats are a small minority
in most parts of the world. Greater numbers of people live in urban or suburban
environments too far from functioning ecosystems to develop an understanding ...
Caring for the Earth: A Strategy for Sustainable Living The 1991 publication
Caring for the Earth: A Strategy for Sustainable Living (Gland, Switzerland: IUCN,
UNEP, WWF) offers nine principles that will help individuals, organizations, and ...
For example, night- blooming flowers in a tropical rain forest provide food
material for nocturnal pollinators. Ecosystems with a wide range of niches are
more likely to have a high number of species. organism Any living being, plant or
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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