Forgotten Pollinators

ISBN-10: 1559633530

ISBN-13: 9781559633536

Edition: 1996

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'Forgotten Pollinators' looks at the human impact on plants and the animals they depend upon for reproduction. As an increasing number of species are erased by pesticides or habitat disruption 80% of the human diet is threatened.
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Book details

List price: $33.00
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Island Press
Publication date: 6/1/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 6.01" wide x 8.97" long x 0.73" tall
Weight: 1.276
Language: English

He is a prize-winning author & naturalist, lives in Tucson, where he is director of conservation biology at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum & cofounder of Native Seeds/Search.

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Remembering the Pollinators
Silent Springs and Fruitless Falls: The Impending Pollination Crisis
Flowers: Waiting for Their Ships to Come In
Pollinators: Waiting for the Bait to Pervade the Air
The Perils of Matchmaking: Pollination of Syndromes and Plant/Pollinator Landscapes
Bees in the Bestiary, Bats in the Belfry: A Menagerie of Pollinators
Fractured Fairy Tales: Disruptions in Fragmented Habitats
Need Nectar, Will Travel: Threats to Migratory Pollinators
Holding the Globe in Our Hands: The Relentless Pressures on Plants Pollinators
Keepers of the Flame: Honey Hunters and Beekeepers from Ancient to Present Times
New Bee on the Block: Competition Between Honeybees and Native Pollinators
The Little Lives Keeping Crops Fruitful: The Economics of Pollination
Cultivating Lasting Relationships: Pollinator Gardens and Ecological Restoration
Bibliography
Glossary
App. 1. A Call for a National Policy on Pollination
App. 2. Pollinators of the Major Crop Plants
App. 3. Conservation and Research Organizations
App. 4. Sources
App. 5. Pollination Classes for the World's Wild Flowering Plants
App. 6. Common Agricultural Pesticides
Index
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