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

Author: Brian Groombridge; Martin Jenkins; Simon Blyth; United Nations Environment Programme.; World Conservation Monitoring Centre.
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Map : Atlas : English : Rev. and updated edView all editions and formats
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World Atlas of Biodiversity addresses the remarkable growth in concern at all levels for living things and the environment, and increased appreciation of the links between the state of ecosystems and the state of humankind. Building on a wealth of research and analysis by the conservation community worldwide, this book provides a comprehensive and accessible view of key global issues in biodiversity. It outlines  Read more...
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Genre/Form: World maps
Maps
Atlas
Material Type: Atlas
Document Type: Map
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Groombridge; Martin Jenkins; Simon Blyth; United Nations Environment Programme.; World Conservation Monitoring Centre.
ISBN: 0520236688 9780520236684
OCLC Number: 50905929
Notes: Revised and updated edition of Global biodiversity: Earth's living resources in the 21st century. Cambridge : World Conservation Press, c2000.
"A Banson production."
Description: 1 atlas (xii, 340 pages) : color illustrations, color maps ; 29 cm
Cartographic Mathematical Data: Scale not given.
Contents: The biosphere --
The diversity of organisms --
Biodivesity through time --
Humans, food and biodiversity --
Terrestrial biodiversity --
Marine biodiversity --
Inland water biodiversity --
Global biodiversity: responding to change --
APPENDICES: 1: The phyla of living organisms --
2: Important food crops --
3: Domestic livestock --
4: Recent vertebrate extinctions --
5: Biodiversity at country level --
6: Important areas for freshwater biodiversity.
Other Titles: Global biodiversity: Earth's living resources in the 21st century.
Earth's living resources in the 21st century
Earth's living resources in the twenty-first century
Responsibility: Brian Groombridge & Martin D. Jenkins ; prepared by UNEP, World Conservation Monitoring Centre ; production of maps: Simon Blyth [and others].

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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...

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