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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Other vertebrates have been known to swim or raft the ocean and make a new
home where they beach. A period known as the Great American Faunal
Interchange occurred about 3 million years ago when the Panamanian land
It brings up issues like cross- border contamination, in which pollution originates
in one country but affects either another country or "the global commons" (oceans
, the atmosphere). Assigning responsibility is important, but the greater task is ...
These tiny organisms, abundant in every ocean, consume carbon dioxide and
excrete oxygen. Years ago, single-celled plants between one and three
millimeters long, with names like diatoms and dinofla- gellates, were thought to
be the ...
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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