Biodiversity An Introduction

ISBN-10: 1405118571

ISBN-13: 9781405118576

Edition: 2nd 2004 (Revised)

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This text provides an overview of biodiversity. It encourages consideration and debate of some of the more controversial issues. The second edition has been thoroughly updated and includes a new chapter on human impacts.
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Book details

List price: $87.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/13/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgements
What Is Biodiversity?
Marion Island
What Is Biodiversity?
Elements Of Biodiversity
Measuring Biodiversity
Summary
Further Reading
Biodiversity Through Time
Introduction
Sources Of Information
A Brief History Of Biodiversity
How Many Extant Species Are There?
Summary
Further Reading
Mapping Biodiversity
Introduction
Issues Of Scale
Extremes Of High And Low Diversity
Gradients In Biodiversity
Congruence
Summary
Further Reading
Does Biodiversity Matter?
Introduction
Direct Use Value
Indirect Use Value
Non-Use Value
Summary
Further Reading
Human Impacts
Introduction
Species Extinctions
Populations, Individuals And Genetic Diversity
Threats To Biodiversity
The Scale Of The Human Enterprise
Summary
Further Reading
Maintaining Biodiversity
Introduction
Objectives Of The Convention
General Measures For Conservation And Sustainable Use
Identification And Monitoring
In-Situ Conservation
Ex-Situ Conservation
Sustainable Use Of Components Of Biological Diversity
Incentive Measures
Reponses To The Convention
Summary
Further Reading
References
Index
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