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Biodiversity

Author: Debra A Miller
Publisher: Detroit : Greenhaven Press, ©2013.
Series: Current controversies.
Edition/Format:   Book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Biodiversity: This series covers today's most current national and international issues and the most important opinions of the past and present. The purpose of the series is to introduce readers to all sides of contemporary controversies"--
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Debra A Miller
ISBN: 9780737762211 0737762217 9780737762228 0737762225
OCLC Number: 796931887
Description: 206 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Is Biodiversity Loss a Serious Problem? --
Yes: Biodiversity Loss Is a Serious Problem. --
Global Biodiversity Losses Are Approaching Tipping Points of No Return --
Species Loss Is a Silent Crisis for the Planet --
Climate Change Is Accelerating Biodiversity Loss --
Biodiversity Loss Is a Threat to Human Food Security --
No: Biodiversity Loss Is Not a Serious Problem. --
Rainforest Regrowth May Reduce the Loss of Biodiversity in the Tropics --
Animal and Plant Extinction Rates May Be Overestimated --
Environmentalists' Claims About Species' Loss Are Radically Misleading --
Which Plant and Animal Species Are Threatened with Extinction? --
Half of Earth's Species Could Be Extinct by the End of the Century in a Sixth Mass Extinction Event --
Thousands of Plant and Animal Extinctions Are Happening Faster than New Species Can Evolve --
Many Important Keystone and Predator Species Are at Risk --
Climate Change Is Threatening Wild Animal Species Around the World --
Climate Change and Other Human-Induced Impacts May Make a Mass Extinction of Ocean Species Inevitable --
Twenty Percent of Earth's Known Plant Species Are Threatened by Human Activities --
The Spread of High-Yield Crops Is Depleting Agricultural Biodiversity --
Are Human Food Production Methods a Threat to Earth's Biodiversity? --
Yes: Human Food Production Methods Are a Threat to the Earth's Biodiversity --
Industrial Agriculture Is a Major Threat to Biodiversity --
Concentrated Animal Agriculture Is the Biggest Threat to the Environment and Biodiversity --
Slash and Burn Agriculture Results in Tropical Habitat and Biodiversity Loss --
Genetically Modified Crops Contribute to Biodiversity Loss --
Commercial Fishing Is a Threat to Marine Biodiversity --
No: Human Food Production Methods Are Not a Threat to the Earth's Biodiversity --
Genetically Engineered Crops Have Had a Positive Impact on Biodiversity --
Agricultural Productivity Does Not Have to Result in Biodiversity Loss --
Small, Sustainable Farms Can Help Protect Biodiversity in Tropical Forests --
How Can Earth's Biodiversity Be Protected? --
Creating Protected Area Habitats Is a Critical Strategy for Conserving Biodiversity --
Setting Aside Protected Habitats Will Not Stop Biodiversity Loss --
Sustainable Agriculture Is the Key to Preserving Biodiversity --
The World Must Move Faster to Conserve Tropical Rainforests --
Strong Measures Must Be Taken Soon to Prevent Overfishing in Our Oceans --
Addressing Biodiversity Loss Will Require More Political Will and Resources --
Individuals Can Also Take Steps to Protect Biodiversity.
Series Title: Current controversies.
Responsibility: Debra A. Miller, book editor.

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"Biodiversity: This series covers today's most current national and international issues and the most important opinions of the past and present. The purpose of the series is to introduce readers to all sides of contemporary controversies"--

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