WorldCat Identities

Adelson, Glenn

Works: 6 works in 23 publications in 1 language and 1,185 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Editor, Author
Classifications: QH313, 333.95
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Glenn Adelson
Environment : an interdisciplinary anthology( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This major anthology is the first to apply a fully interdisciplinary approach to environmental studies. A comprehensive guide to environmental literacy, the book demonstrates how the sciences, social sciences, and humanities all contribute to understanding our interrelationships with the natural world. Though not specialized, Environment is a book that even specialists can learn from." "Ten innovative case studies - climate shock, species endangerment, nuclear power, biotechnology, sustainable development, deforestation, environmental security, globalization, wilderness, and the urban environment - are followed by readings from specific disciplines. These can be integrated with the case studies to shape individual interests and teaching strategies. The volume presents an imaginative array of texts, from scientific papers to poetry, legal decisions to historical accounts, personal essays to economic analyses. Taken together, these selections provide a balanced, authoritative, and up-to-date treatment of key issues in environmental studies."--Jacket
Biodiversity : exploring values and priorities in conservation by Dan L Perlman( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biodiversity is becoming a buzzword in the environmental movement, and is increasingly being taught in university degree courses. This primer gives non-specialists an introduction to its historical context, current debates and on-going research
The diversity of life by Edward O Wilson( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the Amazon Basin the greatest violence sometimes begins as a flicker of light beyond the horizon. There in the perfect bowl of the night sky, untouched by light from any human source, a thunderstorm sends its premonitory signal and begins a slow journey to the observer, who thinks: the world is about to change." Watching from the edge of the Brazilian rain forest, witness to the sort of violence nature visits upon its creatures, Edward O. Wilson reflects on the crucible of evolution, and so begins his remarkable account of how the living world became diverse and how humans are destroying that diversity. Wilson, internationally regarded as the dean of biodiversity studies, conducts us on a tour through time, traces the processes that create new species in bursts of adaptive radiation, and points out the cataclysmic events that have disrupted evolution and diminished global diversity over the past 600 million years. The five enormous natural blows to the planet (such as meteorite strikes and climatic changes) required 10 to 100 million years of evolutionary repair. The sixth great spasm of extinction on earth - caused this time entirely by humans - may be the one that breaks the crucible of life. Wilson identifies this crisis in countless ecosystems around the globe: coral reefs, grasslands, rain forests, and other natural habitats. Drawing on a variety of examples such as the decline of bird populations in the United States, the extinction of many species of freshwater fish in Africa and Asia, and the rapid disappearance of flora and fauna as the rain forests are cut down, he poignantly describes the death throes of the living worlds diversity - projected to decline as much as 20 percent by the year 2020. All evidence marshaled here resonates through Wilson's tightly reasoned call for a spirit of stewardship over the worlds biological wealth. He makes a plea for specific actions that will enhance rather than diminish not just diversity but the quality of life on earth. Cutting through the tangle of environmental issues that often obscure the real concern, Wilson maintains that the era of confrontation between forces for the preservation of nature and those for economic development is over; he convincingly drives home the point that both aims can, and must, be integrated. Unparalleled in its range and depth, Wilson's masterwork is essential reading for those who care about preserving the worlds biological variety and ensuring our planets health
The diversity of life : study guide by Dan L Perlman( Book )

2 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A phylogenetic approach to studying mutualism and parasitism in the Lycaenidae (Lepidoptera) by Glenn Adelson( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Environment: An Interdisciplinary Approach by Glenn Adelson( Book )

in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.38 (from 0.17 for The divers ... to 1.00 for Environmen ...)

WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Environment : an interdisciplinary anthology
English (23)

Biodiversity : exploring values and priorities in conservationThe diversity of life