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Biodiversity : a reference handbook

Author: Anne Becher
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, ©1998.
Series: Contemporary world issues.
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"This timely volume explores the multiple issues surrounding biological diversity. In addition to an overview of the major issues in biodiversity, this book features a chronology and biographical sketches of important individuals in the field. Readers also will find related statistics, documents, and illustrations, as well as a directory of organizations that includes web site addresses. A glossary and detailed  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Becher, Anne.
Biodiversity.
Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c1998
(OCoLC)623010704
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Becher
ISBN: 0585058172 9780585058177 0874369231 9780874369236
OCLC Number: 37769912
Description: xv, 275 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Biodiversity: an overview --
Definition of biodiversity --
The importance of biodiversity --
Threats to biodiversity --
Chronology --
Biographical sketches --
Facts and statistics --
Directory of organizations --
Print and nonprint resources.
Series Title: Contemporary world issues.
Responsibility: Anne Becher.

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"This timely volume explores the multiple issues surrounding biological diversity. In addition to an overview of the major issues in biodiversity, this book features a chronology and biographical sketches of important individuals in the field. Readers also will find related statistics, documents, and illustrations, as well as a directory of organizations that includes web site addresses. A glossary and detailed listing of print and electronic sources complete an informative volume that students, librarians, policy makers, environmentalists, and others will welcome as an invaluable addition to academic and public libraries."--Jacket.

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