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Diccionario de la Biodiversidad [Dictionary of Biodiversity]

By: Maarten Kappelle (Author)

396 pages, colour photos, illustrations

INBio: the Costa Rican Biodiversity Institute

Hardback | May 2008 | #176115 | ISBN-13: 9789968927314
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NHBS Price: £73.00 $89/€82 approx

About this book

Language: Spanish

This is an essential tool for Spanish-speaking users to consult about various aspects involving biodiversity. It is illustrated with over one thousand color images, including pictures, drawings and diagrams. It also contains numerous illustrations showing the extraordinary wealth in forms of life and species living on Earth.

The Dictionary includes thousands of terms, from those associated with biochemical processes occurring at a molecular level, to concepts at landscape, biome, and even at planet system level, covering over 90 disciplines and branches of Science.

Next to the meaning of each term, the main source consulted by the scientific editor is indicated, thus ensuring that the information is both reliable and up to date.

It also includes a significant amount of basic mathematical definitions, chemical formulae of essential basic components, a list of Greek and Latin roots containing numerous scientific terms, and a summary of the Earth's geological scale, with its different periods and sequences in time.

Summary in Spanish:
El Diccionario de la biodiversidad constituye para el usuario en idioma español una herramienta indispensable para la consulta de información sobre los diversos aspectos de la biodiversidad. Está ilustrado con más de mil imágenes a color, incluyendo fotografías, dibujos y diagramas. También contiene numerosas láminas que muestran visualmente la extraordinaria riqueza de formas de vida y especies que habitan en la Tierra.

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