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 of these functions have already been identified by scientists; there are
probably others that we cannot even fathom. Because of its importance to the
health of the environment as a whole and to humans as a species, biodiversity is
The documents included in this section either identify crises that must be solved
quickly (the Forgotten Pollinators Campaign, the Union of Concerned Scientists'
World Warning to Humanity) or propose solutions (Caring for the Earth, National
Scientists must carefully monitor plant/ pollinator changes and assess global
trends. 10. Pollination Is a Threatened Ecological Service. The loss of biological
diversity means more than simply counting the declining number of species.
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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