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Fundamentals of conservation biology

Author: Malcolm L Hunter; James P Gibbs
Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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In the new edition of this highly successful book, Malcolm Hunter and new co-author James Gibbs offer a thorough introduction to the fascinating and important field of conservation biology, focusing  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hunter, Malcolm L.
Fundamentals of conservation biology.
Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2007
(DLC) 2006028945
(OCoLC)71237417
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Malcolm L Hunter; James P Gibbs
ISBN: 9781444308976 1444308971 9786612116643 6612116641
OCLC Number: 458322907
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 497 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps
Contents: Part I: Biodiversity and Its Importance --
1. Conservation and Conservation Biology --
2. What is Biodiversity? --
3. Species Diversity --
4. Ecosystem Diversity --
5. Genetic Diversity --
Part II: Threats to Biodiversity --
6. Mass Extinctions and Global Change --
7. Extinction Processes --
8. Ecosystem Degradation and Loss --
9. Overexploitation --
10. Invasive Exotics --
Part III: Maintaining Biodiversity --
11. Protecting Ecosystems --
12. Managing Ecosystems --
13. Managing Populations --
14. Zoos and Gardens --
Part IV: The Human Factors --
15. Social Factors --
16. Economics --
17. Politics and Action --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Malcolm L. Hunter, Jr., James P. Gibbs.
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