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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living in tropical rain forests (Wilson 1992, 137-140). Speties-Rith Ecosystems
Tropical rain forests, which comprise only 7 percent of the earth's surface, harbor
between 50 and 90 percent of the earth's species. A recent study in the Atlantic ...
Why are tropical rain forests so much richer in number of species than other
habitats? Certain conditions are especially conducive to most life- forms.
Abundant moisture, warm temperatures, and sunlight gave rise to the original sea
ISBN 0-8014-2771-1 This reference book surveys tropical forest crops that
provide people with beverages (coffee, ... Since the author limits his focus to why
tropical rain forests are as diverse as they are, he has time to address some very
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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