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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But many local, national, and international actions are being taken to conserve
biodiversity. ... Conservation in Publ'uly Owned Wilderness Best exemplified by
the national park system in the United States, "saving it" was once accomplished
The Maasai shepherds, like the park neighbors in Zimbabwe, pay a price to live
so close to wildlands: the loss of their animals to wild predators like lions and to
diseases spread by wildlife. They are prohibited from hunting in the national park
A national park or national forest cannot be cordoned off from its neighbors.
These places are vulnerable to the effects of all the destructive activities that
happen outside of their boundaries, such as the spraying of toxic chemicals on
crops, golf ...
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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