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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"Desirable" crop characteristics, such as high productivity, are bred by seed
companies into hybrids, and the seeds are widely distributed in traditional
agricultural countries such as India. Although the commercial seeds may produce
Native Seeds/SEARCH 2509 N. Campbell Avenue, #325 Tucson, AZ 85719 (520
) 327-9123 Fax: (520) 327-5821 Web site: http://desert.net/seeds/home.html This
organization "works to conserve the traditional crops, seeds, and farming ...
Seed Savers Exchange 3076 North Winn Road Decorah, IA 52101 (319) 382-
5990 This is an organization of serious backyard gardeners concerned with the
eroding genetic and species diversity of seeds available from traditional seed ...
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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