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Life on Earth An Encyclopedia of Biodiversity, Ecology, and Evolution

ISBN-10: 157607286X

ISBN-13: 9781576072868

Edition: 2002

Authors: Niles Eldredge

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Description:

This set tackles the critical issue for humanity in the 21st century - our evermore menacing impact on the environment. It features an A-Z survey which explores the myriad ways humanity is diminishing biodiversity, from industrialization to natural habitat destruction.
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Book details

List price: $191.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date: 12/17/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 793
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 3.938

Contributors
Introduction
What Is Biodiversity?
Why Is Biodiversity Important?
Threats to Biodiversity
Stemming the Tide of the Sixth Global Extinction Event: What We Can Do
Abyssal Floor
Adaptation
Adaptive Radiation
Agricultural Ecology
Agriculture and Biodiversity Loss: Genetic Engineering and the Second Agricultural Revolution
Agriculture and Biodiversity Loss: Industrial Agriculture
Agriculture: Benefits of Biodiversity to
Agriculture, Origin of
Alien Species
Amphibians
Angiosperms
Annelida--The Segmented Worms
Anthropology
Archaebacteria
Archaeology and Sustainable Development
Arthropods, Marine
Arthropods, Terrestrial
Artiodactyls
Atmosphere
Atmospheric Cycles
Atolls
Avian Malaria and the Extinction of Hawaiian Birds
Bacteria
Barrier Islands
Beaches
Beauty of Nature, Biophilia and Ethics
Benthos
Biogeography
Birds
Birds of Guam and the Brown Tree Snake
Black Rhinoceros
Bluebuck
Bony Fishes
Botany
Brachiopods
Bryophytes
Bryozoa
Carbon Cycle
Carnivora
Carolina Parakeet
Cetacea (Whales, Dolphins, Porpoises)
Chiroptera (Bats)
Chondrichthyes (Sharks, Rays, Chimaeras)
Chordates (Nonvertebrate)
Classification, Biological
Climatology
Cnidarians (Sea Anemones, Corals, and Jellyfish)
Coastal Wetlands
Coevolution
Coloniality
Communities
Conservation Biology
Conservation, Definition and History
Continental Shelf
Continental Slope and Rise
Convergence and Parallelism
Coral Reefs
Cretaceous-Tertiary Extinction
Cultural Survival, Revival, and Preservation
Dams
Darwin, Charles
Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vent Faunas
Deposition
Deserts and Semiarid Scrublands
Draining of Wetlands
Earthquakes
Echinoderms
Ecological Niches
Ecological Status of Modern Humans
Ecology
Economics
Ecosystems
Embryology
Endangered Species
Erosion
Estuaries
Ethics of Conservation
Ethnology
Ethnoscience
Evolution
Evolutionary Biodiversity
Evolutionary Genetics
Extinction, Direct Causes of
Five Kingdoms of Nature
Flabellidium Spinosum
Food Webs and Food Pyramids
Freshwater
Fungi
Galapagos Islands and Darwin's Finches
Geological Time Scale
Geology, Geomorphology, and Geography
Giant, Flightless Island Birds
Giant Ground Sloth
Glaciation
Global Climate Change
Great Apes
Gymnosperms
Habitat Tracking
Haplochromine Cichlids of Lake Victoria
Herbivory
Hole in the Ozone Layer
Holocene
Homo Sapiens
Human Evolution
Humans and Biodiversity: Examples from the Hoofed Mammals
Hutton, James
Hydrologic Cycle
Ice Caps and Glaciers
Indigenous Conservation
Industrial Revolution/Industrialization
Interior Wetlands
International Trade and Biodiversity
Intertidal Zone
Lagomorpha
Lagoons
Lakes
Land Use
Late Devonian Extinction
Late Ordovician Extinction
Late Triassic Extinction
Lemurs and Other Lower Primates
Lichens
Linguistic Diversity
Linnaean Hierarchy
Lyell, Charles
Mammalia
Mass Extinction
Medicine, The Benefits of Biodiversity to
Meteorology
Microbiology
Mining
Molecular Biology and Biodiversity
Mollusca
Monkeys
Mountains
Museums and Biodiversity
Natural Selection
Nitrogen Cycle
Nurseries
Nutrient/Energy Cycling
Oceanic Trenches
Oceans
Order Uranotheria
Organizations in Biodiversity, The Role of
Oxygen, History of Presence in the Atmosphere
Paleontology
Palestinian Painted Frog
Perissodactyls
Permo-Triassic Extinction
Phylogeny
Physical Anthropology
Plankton
Plate Tectonics
Pleistocene Epoch
Pollination
Pollution
Population Growth, Human
Population, Human, Curbs to Growth
Positive Interactions
Preservation of Habitats
Preservation of Species
Primates
Protoctists
Pteridophytes
Punctuated Equilibria
Reptiles
Rivers and Streams
Rodents
Sandalwood Tree
Seamounts
Sixth Extinction
Smallpox
Snowball Earth
Soil
Speciation
Species
Sponges
Subsistence
Succession and Successionlike Processes
Sustainable Development
Systematics
Thylacine
Tides
Topsoil Formation
Topsoil, Loss of
Tourism, Ecotourism, and Biodiversity
Tropical Rain Forests
Urbanization
Valuing Biodiversity
Viruses
Volcanoes
Wallace, Alfred Russel
Xenarthrans (Edentates)
Zoology
Selected Bibliography
Index
About the Editor