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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A tomato geneticist at the University of California-Davis, Dr. Charles Rick, soon
breeds the genes from one wild variety into a commercial variety and develops a
fruit with an unusually high sugar content. This improved sweetness is estimated
from a variety of industries, opening doors between two sectors that have
traditionally disagreed on many issues. Publications: NWF publishes five
magazines: National Wildlife and International Wildlife, covering conservation
efforts and ...
... 60 minutes each Price: $89.95 for the series Source: Turner MultiMedia A
worldwide exploration of the plant kingdom, these programs use the latest
technology in film, video, and computers to show plants from a variety of
perspectives: from ...
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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