Biodiversity, Part 3
Edward Osborne Wilson, Frances M. Peter, National Academy of Sciences (U.S.), Smithsonian Institution
National Academy Press, Mar 1, 1988 - Nature - 521 pages
This book calls attention to a most urgent global problem: the rapidly accelerating loss of plant and animal species to increasing human population pressure and the demands of economic development. Biodiversity creates a systematic framework for analyzing the problem and searching for possible solutions.
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The Current State of Biological Diversity
CHALLENGES TO THE PRESERVATION OF BIODIVERSITY
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