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Loss of Biodiversity

Edited By: Sharon L Spray and Karen L McGlothlin

179 pages, no illustrations

Rowman & Littlefield

Paperback | Oct 2003 | #144721 | ISBN: 0742525678
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Hardback | Oct 2003 | #144722 | ISBN: 074252566X
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About this book

Introduces the important concepts for understanding the environmental challenges and consequences of the declining diversity of life on the planet. Contributions from scientists, and academics in the social sciences and humanities provide an initial "tool kit" for understanding the concepts central to their disciplinary perspective and the multi-dimensional aspects of the loss of biodiversity.


Life lines - a geoscience perspective on historical losses of biodiversity, David H. Backus; a changing balance - an ecological perspective on the loss of biodiversity, J. Whitfield Gibbons and Karen L. McGlothlin; diminishing songbirds - a conservation biology case study of Eastern songbirds; valueing nature - ethical perspectives on the loss of biodiversity, Ben Minteer; pricing protection - understanding the environmental economics of biodiversity protection, David A. Anderson; the politics of biodiversity - a political case study of the Endangered Species Act, Alan Balch and Daniel Press; the global challenge - concluding thoughts on the loss of biodiversity, Sharon L. Spray and Karen L. McGlothlin.

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