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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Nabhan's academic articles address topics such as use of desert ecosystems as
agricultural models, foods native to desert agriculture that help Pima Indians
control diabetes, and how gardeners can help reverse degradation of the desert.
A parallel focus of the book is the tragic shift in American agriculture away from
these nutritional native crops to the foods Europeans were more familiar with.
Currently, Native American activists are attempting to rekindle interest in
The Moon's Prayer Date: 1991 Length: 51 minutes Price: $85 (purchase); $35 (
rental); low-income discount Source: The Video Project From the perspective of
many Native Americans, their war with white settlers for control of natural
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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