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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Loss of Habitat in Figures Figures from the 1980s show that Africa south of the
Sahara has lost an average of 65 percent of its original wildlife habitat, and
tropical Asia has lost an average of 67 percent. Deforestation rates are alarming
Invertebrates — 90 to 95 percent of all the species and 90 to 95 percent of
biomass (or dry weight) on earth — are the life-forms that humans most despise.
Their grotesque appearance, their insidious ability to penetrate our living spaces,
1980 Climate change reports reveal that atmospheric car- cow t. bon dioxide
levels have increased by 30 percent since 1850. Carbon dioxide in the
atmosphere prevents heat from radiating into space, which results in a warmer
climate (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