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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Some animals are swift, able to flee by land, air, or water from their predators.
Those animals have highly developed senses and are able to see, hear, or smell
their enemies from far away. Plants, insects, and amphibians such as poison dart
Figure 4.1 Defensive Adaptations Plants and animals have developed a variety
of adaptations that help them defend themselves from predators. Figure 4.1 (
page 99) depicts three types of defensive adaptations. Protective physiology
refers to ...
Budiansky also criticizes campaigns to save animals like deer, elk, feral horses,
and burros, because without any means of population control (no hunting and
few natural predators) they rapidly expand and eat through their own (and other ...
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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