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Biodiversity

Author: C Lévêque; Jean-Claude Mounolou
Publisher: Chichester : Wiley, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The title provides an overview of the current knowledge about the diversity of the living world and the various problems associated with its conservation and sustainable use. Covering both the fundamentals of the subject, along with the latest research, Biodiversity presents key conservation issues within a framework of global case studies.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Lévêque, C.
Biodiversity.
Chichester : Wiley, ©2003
(OCoLC)52992878
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: C Lévêque; Jean-Claude Mounolou
ISBN: 0470091592 9780470091593 6610269165 9780470849576 0470849576 9780470849569 0470849568 9786610269167
OCLC Number: 54767403
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 284 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Biodiversity; Contents; Introduction; 1 Brief history of a concept: why be concerned by biological diversity?; 2 Biological diversity: what do we know?; 3 The mechanisms at work in the diversification of life; 4 The species richness of natural communities as a result of equilibrium/non-equilibrium processes; 5 Biological diversity and the functioning of ecological systems; 6 The dynamics of biological diversity and the consequences of human activities; 7 The dynamics of biological diversity and implications for human health; 8 Genetic resources and biotechnology. 9 'Useful' nature: the value and use of biological diversity10 The conservation of biodiversity; A conclusion of sorts; On the Web . . .; References and further reading; Index.
Other Titles: Biodiversité, dynamique biologique et conservation.
Responsibility: Christian Lévêque, Jean-Claude Mounolou ; [translated into English by Vivien Reuter].
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"This book is recommended for biology and environmental science libraries, and is appropriate for undergraduate and graduate students, and environmental scientists." (E-STREAMS, August 2004) "Leveque Read more...

 
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