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Biodiversity and Conservation

New edition of this excellent introductory textbook

Series: Routledge Introductions to Environment Series

By: Michael J Jeffries

208 pages, 24 b/w plates, figs, tabs, maps


Paperback | Dec 2005 | Edition: 2 | #149893 | ISBN: 0415343003
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Hardback | Dec 2005 | Edition: 2 | #152810 | ISBN: 0415342996
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About this book

Offers an introductory guide through the maze of interdisciplinary themes that combine under the concept of `biodiversity'. Featuring lively examples from the UK, Africa and several oceanic islands and elsewhere, the book defines and explains core topics of biodiversity, from creation and natural processes, measurements and patterns of extant biodiversity, losses, causes and consequences, to legislative, species/habitat protection and economic approaches to conservation.


1. Biodiversity: From concept to crisis; 2. The Creation of Biodiversity 3. An Inventory of Planet Earth; 4. Extinction 5. The Conservation of Biodiversity

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