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Sustaining life : how human health depends on biodiversity

Author: Eric ChivianAaron BernsteinSecretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity.United Nations Development Programme.United Nations Environment Programme.All authors
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
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Foreword - E.O. Wilson. Prologue - Kofi Annan. 1. What is Biodiversity?, Stuart Pimm, Maria Alice dos Santos Alves, Eric Chivian, and Aaron Bernstein. 2. How is Biodiversity Threatened by Human Activity?, Eric Chivian and Aaron Bernstein. 3. Ecosystem Services, Jerry Melillo and Osvaldo Sala. 4. Medicines from Nature, David J. Newman, John Kilama, Aaron Bernstein, and Eric Chivian. 5. Biodiversity and Biomedical  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Sustaining life.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008
(DLC) 2007020609
(OCoLC)132584570
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Chivian; Aaron Bernstein; Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity.; United Nations Development Programme.; United Nations Environment Programme.; IUCN--The World Conservation Union.
ISBN: 9780199721207 0199721203 1435652983 9781435652989
OCLC Number: 234239335
Notes: "Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity; United Nations Development Programme; United Nations Environment Programme; IUCN--World Conservation Union."
Description: 1 online resource (xxiii, 542 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps
Contents: What is biodiversity? --
How is biodiversity threatened by human activity? --
Ecosystem services --
Medicines from nature --
Biodiversity and biomedical research --
Threatened groups of organisms valuable to medicine --
Ecosystem disturbance, biodiversity loss, and human infectious disease --
Biodiversity and food production --
Genetically modified foods and organic farming --
What individuals can do to help conserve biodiversity --
Treaties, conventions, and intergovernmental organizations for the conservation of biodiversity --
Nongovernmental organizations working to conserve biodiversity.
Responsibility: edited by Eric Chivian and Aaron Bernstein ; foreword by Edward O. Wilson ; prologue by Kofi Annan.
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Foreword - E.O. Wilson. Prologue - Kofi Annan. 1. What is Biodiversity?, Stuart Pimm, Maria Alice dos Santos Alves, Eric Chivian, and Aaron Bernstein. 2. How is Biodiversity Threatened by Human Activity?, Eric Chivian and Aaron Bernstein. 3. Ecosystem Services, Jerry Melillo and Osvaldo Sala. 4. Medicines from Nature, David J. Newman, John Kilama, Aaron Bernstein, and Eric Chivian. 5. Biodiversity and Biomedical Research, Eric Chivian, Aaron Bernstein, and Joshua P. Rosenthal. 6. Threatened Groups of Organisms Valuable to Medicine, Eric Chivian and Aaron Bernstein. 7. Ecosystem Disturbance, B.

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