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Protecting life on Earth : an introduction to the science of conservation

Author: Michael P Marchetti; Peter B Moyle
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2010.
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Beginning with a brief introduction to environmental history, this text introduces the central concepts of evolution and ecology, and covers several major issues related to the conservation of  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Livres électroniques
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Marchetti, Michael P.
Protecting life on Earth.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2010
(DLC) 2009050655
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael P Marchetti; Peter B Moyle
OCLC Number: 871957122
Notes: Titre de l'écran-titre (visionné le 7 févr. 2014).
Description: 1 ressource en ligne (xi, 220 p.)
Contents: 1. Environmental History 2. Variation, Natural Selection, and Evolution 3. Species: The Basic Unit of Conservation 4. Climate and Global Patterns of Distribution 5. Ecology: Individuals and Populations 6. Ecology: Communities and Ecosystems 7. Biodiversity and Extinction 8. Value, Economics, and the Tragedy of the Commons 9. Conservation Science 10. Conservation and the American Legal System 11. Invasive Species and Conservation 12. Restoration Ecology 13. Conservation in Action
Responsibility: Michael P. Marchetti, Peter B. Moyle.


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"This worthwhile book can be used by teachers to stimulate student interest in the value of protecting our natural world." -- Thomas Brown Nasta

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