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Sustaining life : how human health depends on biodiversity

Author: Eric ChivianAaron BernsteinSecretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity.Programa de les Nacions Unides per al Desenvolupament.Programa de les Nacions Unides per a la Defensa del Medi.All authors
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Chivian; Aaron Bernstein; Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity.; Programa de les Nacions Unides per al Desenvolupament.; Programa de les Nacions Unides per a la Defensa del Medi.; IUCN The World Conservation Union.
ISBN: 9780195175097 0195175093
OCLC Number: 804092564
Description: xxiii, 542 p. : il. color, map ; 29 cm
Contents: Foreword E. O. Wilson ; Prologue Kofi Annan ; Chapter 1What is Biodiversity? By Stuart Pimm, Maria Alice dos Santos Alves, Eric Chivian, and Aaron Bernstein ; Chapter 2How is Biodiversity Threatened by Human Activity? By Eric Chivian and Aaron Bernstein ; Chapter 3Ecosystem Services By Jerry Melillo and Osvaldo Sala ; Chapter 4Medicines from Nature By David J. Newman, John Kilama, Aaron Bernstein, and Eric Chivian ; Chapter 5Biodiversity and Biomedical Research By Eric Chivian, Aaron Bernstein, and Joshua P. Rosenthal ; Chapter 6Threatened Groups of Organisms Valuable to Medicine By Eric Chivian and Aaron Bernstein ; Chapter 7Ecosystem Disturbance, Biodiversity Loss, and Human Infectious Disease By David H. Molyneux, Richard S. Ostfeld, Aaron Bernstein, and Eric Chivian ; Chapter 8Biodiversity and Food Production By Daniel Hillel and Cynthia Rosenzweig ; Chapter 9Genetically Modified Foods and Organic Farming By Eric Chivian and Aaron Bernstein ; Chapter 10 What Individuals Can Do to Help Conserve Biodiversity By Jeffrey A. McNeely, Eleanor Sterling, and Kalemani Jo Mulongoy ; Appendix Agencies, Organizations, Treaties, Conventions, and NGOs Working to Conserve Biodiversity ; Part A: Co-sponsors ; Part B: Treaties, Conventions, and Intergovernmental Organizations ; Part C: Non-Governmental Organizations
Responsibility: edited by Eric Chivian and Aaron Bernstein ; foreword by Edward O. Wilson ; prologue by Kofi Annan.

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