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Conservation and biodiversity

Author: Andrew P Dobson
Publisher: New York : Scientific American Library, ©1996.
Series: Scientific American Library series, no. 59.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Today the world faces the prospect of a devastating mass extinction, as species disappear at a rate that is many times faster than at any previous time in the earth's history. Finding ways to preserve the planet's rich variety of species is the challenge being taken up by conservation biologists, scientists who use their knowledge of ecology, genetics, and population dynamics to develop strategies for conserving  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew P Dobson
ISBN: 0716750570 9780716750574 0716760320 9780716760320
OCLC Number: 32894085
Notes: Scientific American Library Series Publication Schedule no. 59.
Description: vii, 264 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: What is biodiversity? --
Habitat fragmentation and loss --
The mathematics of extinction --
When is a species endangered? --
Wildlife in the marketplace --
Species in captivity --
Identifying land for nature reserves --
Managing a wildlife reserve --
Biodiversity in a changing world --
The wealth of nature.
Series Title: Scientific American Library series, no. 59.
Responsibility: Andrew P. Dobson.
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Beginning with a discussion of the scientific and economic principles relevant to the conservation of biodiversity, this text explores the causes of extinction and consequences of habitat loss. It  Read more...

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