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The Living Planet in Crisis: Biodiversity Science and Policy

Edited By: Joel Cracraft and Francesca T Grifo

311 pages, Figs, tabs, maps

Columbia University Press

Paperback | Aug 1999 | #93403 | ISBN: 0231108656
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Hardback | Dec 1999 | #93402 | ISBN: 0231108648
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Covers the full scope of global biodiversity and its decline, from threatened marine life and extinction of many mammals in the modern era to the implications of biodiversity loss for human health, agricultural productivity and the economy.

[A] generally well-integrated volume that achieves both depth and breadth on the complex subject matter... this book illuminates a vital nexus where attention is urgently needed. -- Nina-Marie Lister Environments


14. Seeing the World as It Really Is: Global Stability and Environmental Change, by Peter H. Raven and Joel Cracraft13. Strange Bedfellows: Why Science and Policy Don't Mesh and What Can Be Done About It, by Jeffrey A. McNeelyIV. What Needs to Be Done12. Convention on Biological Diversity: Program Priorities in the Early Stage of Implementation, by Kalemani J. Mulongoy, Susan Bragdon, and Antonella Ingrassia11. The Facts of Life (on Earth), by Thomas E. Lovejoy10. Saving Biodiversity and Saving the Biosphere, by Norman MyersIII. Biodiversity Science and Policy Formulation9. The Economic Consequences of Biodiversity Loss, by Dominic Moran and David Pearce8. Biodiversity Loss and Its Implications for Security and Armed Conflict, by Arthur H. Westing7. The Implications of Biodiversity Loss for Human Health, by Francesca T. Grifo and Eric Chivian6. Biodiversity, Agricultural Productivity, and People, by John Burnett5. Regional and Global Patterns of Biodiversity Loss and Conservation Capacity: Predicting Future Trends and Identifying Needs, by Joel CracraftII. Consequences of Biodiversity Loss: Science and Society4. Requiem 'ternam: The Last Five Hundred Years of Mammalian Species Extinctions, by Ross D. E. MacPhee and Clare Flemming3. The Medium Is the Message: Freshwater Biodiversity in Peril, by Melanie L. J. Stiassny2. Dimensions of Biodiversity: Targeting Megadiverse Groups, by Norman I. Platnick1. The Magnitude of Global Biodiversity and Its Decline, by Nigel E. StorkI. Science of Diversity and Extinction

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Joel Cracraft is Curator, Department of Orinthology, American Museum of Natural History and an adjunct professor at the City University of New York. Francesca T. Grifo is Director, Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, American Museum of Natural History.

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