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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Especially Endangered Ecosystems Although most natural ecosystems on earth
are threatened to some extent, certain places and certain types of habitats are
especially vulnerable. Conservation International (see Organizations) has ...
Both of these areas are threatened: tundra by potential oil drilling and pipeline
installation, the forests by the lumber industry. Migratory songbirds have been
surveyed since 1948 and have shown a consistent decline in their population.
Publications: IUCN publishes many books and journals on topics such as
biodiversity and sustainable development, threatened species, protected lands,
forests, wetlands, marine and coastal areas, and environmental law. Their well-
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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