skip to content
Covid-19 virus
COVID-19 Resources

Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID-19) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel). Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this WorldCat.org search. OCLC’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus issues in their communities.

Image provided by: CDC/ Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAM
World atlas of biodiversity : earth ́s living resources in the 21st century Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

World atlas of biodiversity : earth ́s living resources in the 21st century

Author: Brian Groombridge; Martin Jenkins
Publisher: Berkeley : UNEP, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:

Addressing the remarkable growth in concern at all levels for living things and the environment, this text also looks at increased appreciation of the links between the state of ecosystems and the  Read more...

Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Groombridge; Martin Jenkins
ISBN: 0520236688 9780520236684
OCLC Number: 817917184
Description: xii, 340 p. : il. color. ; 28 cm.
Contents: List of tables, figures and maps Foreword Introduction CHAPTER 1: THE BIOSPHERE The living planet Productivity and the carbon cycle CHAPTER 2: THE DIVERSITY OF ORGANISMS Biodiversity Evolution and systematics Groups and names Species concepts and diversity assessment Numbers of living species The diversity of living organisms The phyla of living organisms CHAPTER 3: BIODIVERSITY THROUGH TIME The fossil record Patterns of diversification Patterns of extinction CHAPTER 4: HUMANS AND BIODIVERSITY Use of natural resources Human origins Impacts of early hominids on the environment Appropriation of net primary production Current use of wild resources CHAPTER 5: PATTERNS AND TRENDS IN GLOBAL BIODIVERSITY The distribution of biological diversity Diversity as a basis for conservation action Global trends in biodiversity Recent vertebrate extinctions CHAPTER 6: MARINE BIODIVERSITY The seas The composition and movement of seawater The major zones of the oceans The basis of life in the seas Biological diversity in the seas Vertebrate diversity in the seas Major marine communities Shallow water communities Corals and coral reefs Seagrasses Algae and kelp forests Oceanic pelagic communities Deep-sea communities Human use of and impact on the oceans World marine capture fisheries Other major impacts on the marine biosphere The current status of marine biodiversity Management of marine ecosystems CHAPTER 7: TERRESTRIAL BIODIVERSITY The terrestrial biosphere Forests Temperate needleleaf forests Tropical moist forests Tropical dry forests Sparse trees and parkland Forest plantations Changes in forest cover Pressures on forest biodiversity Forest protection and management Non-forest ecosystems Tundra Grasslands and savannas Shrublands Deserts and semi-deserts The status of terrestrial biodiversity CHAPTER 8: INLAND WATER BIODIVERSITY Inland water habitats Lotic systems: rivers and catchment basins Lentic systems Wetlands Diversity in inland waters Inland water animals Inland waters and humankind Uses of inland water species Other major factors influencing inland water ecosystems The current status of inland water biodiversity Assessment of the status of inland water ecosystems Index
Responsibility: Brian Groombridge, Martin D. Jenkins.

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

"This is an exciting piece of work - well-written, well-researched, and authoritative."-Simon A. Levin, Editor-in-Chief of Encyclopedia of Biodiversity "The book amounts to a detailed report card on Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity<\/h3>
<http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/oclc\/817917184<\/a>> # World atlas of biodiversity : earth \u0301s living resources in the 21st century<\/span>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a schema:Book<\/a>, schema:CreativeWork<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0library:oclcnum<\/a> \"817917184<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0library:placeOfPublication<\/a> <http:\/\/id.loc.gov\/vocabulary\/countries\/cau<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0library:placeOfPublication<\/a> <http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/837032646#Place\/berkeley<\/a>> ; # Berkeley<\/span>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/837032646#Topic\/recursos_naturais<\/a>> ; # Recursos naturais<\/span>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/837032646#Topic\/diversidade_biologica<\/a>> ; # Diversidade biologica<\/span>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/837032646#Topic\/desenvolvimento_sustentavel<\/a>> ; # Desenvolvimento sustent\u00E1vel<\/span>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:bookFormat<\/a> bgn:PrintBook<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:contributor<\/a> <http:\/\/viaf.org\/viaf\/74006861<\/a>> ; # Martin Jenkins<\/span>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:creator<\/a> <http:\/\/viaf.org\/viaf\/9919554<\/a>> ; # Brian Groombridge<\/span>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:datePublished<\/a> \"2002<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:exampleOfWork<\/a> <http:\/\/worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/id\/837032646<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:genre<\/a> \"Biography<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:inLanguage<\/a> \"en<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:name<\/a> \"World atlas of biodiversity : earth \u0301s living resources in the 21st century<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:numberOfPages<\/a> \"340<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:productID<\/a> \"817917184<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:publication<\/a> <http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/title\/-\/oclc\/817917184#PublicationEvent\/berkeley_unep_2002<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:publisher<\/a> <http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/837032646#Agent\/unep<\/a>> ; # UNEP<\/span>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:workExample<\/a> <http:\/\/worldcat.org\/isbn\/9780520236684<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0wdrs:describedby<\/a> <http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/title\/-\/oclc\/817917184<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.<\/div>

Related Entities<\/h3>
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/837032646#Agent\/unep<\/a>> # UNEP<\/span>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a bgn:Agent<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:name<\/a> \"UNEP<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.<\/div>
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/837032646#Place\/berkeley<\/a>> # Berkeley<\/span>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a schema:Place<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:name<\/a> \"Berkeley<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.<\/div>
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/837032646#Topic\/desenvolvimento_sustentavel<\/a>> # Desenvolvimento sustent\u00E1vel<\/span>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a schema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:name<\/a> \"Desenvolvimento sustent\u00E1vel<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.<\/div>
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/837032646#Topic\/diversidade_biologica<\/a>> # Diversidade biologica<\/span>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a schema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:name<\/a> \"Diversidade biologica<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.<\/div>
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/837032646#Topic\/recursos_naturais<\/a>> # Recursos naturais<\/span>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a schema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:name<\/a> \"Recursos naturais<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.<\/div>
<http:\/\/id.loc.gov\/vocabulary\/countries\/cau<\/a>>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a schema:Place<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0dcterms:identifier<\/a> \"cau<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.<\/div>
<http:\/\/viaf.org\/viaf\/74006861<\/a>> # Martin Jenkins<\/span>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a schema:Person<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:birthDate<\/a> \"1959<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:familyName<\/a> \"Jenkins<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:givenName<\/a> \"Martin<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:name<\/a> \"Martin Jenkins<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.<\/div>
<http:\/\/viaf.org\/viaf\/9919554<\/a>> # Brian Groombridge<\/span>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a schema:Person<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:familyName<\/a> \"Groombridge<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:givenName<\/a> \"Brian<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:name<\/a> \"Brian Groombridge<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.<\/div>
<http:\/\/worldcat.org\/isbn\/9780520236684<\/a>>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a schema:ProductModel<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:isbn<\/a> \"0520236688<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:isbn<\/a> \"9780520236684<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.<\/div>
<http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/title\/-\/oclc\/817917184<\/a>>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a genont:InformationResource<\/a>, genont:ContentTypeGenericResource<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/oclc\/817917184<\/a>> ; # World atlas of biodiversity : earth \u0301s living resources in the 21st century<\/span>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:dateModified<\/a> \"2018-11-11<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0void:inDataset<\/a> <http:\/\/purl.oclc.org\/dataset\/WorldCat<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.<\/div>