The Resource Biodiversity II : understanding and protecting our biological resources, Marjorie L. Reaka-Kudla, Don E. Wilson, and Edward O. Wilson, editors

Biodiversity II : understanding and protecting our biological resources, Marjorie L. Reaka-Kudla, Don E. Wilson, and Edward O. Wilson, editors

Label
Biodiversity II : understanding and protecting our biological resources
Title
Biodiversity II
Title remainder
understanding and protecting our biological resources
Statement of responsibility
Marjorie L. Reaka-Kudla, Don E. Wilson, and Edward O. Wilson, editors
Title variation
  • Biodiversity 2
  • Biodiversity two
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Biodiversity is the whole of life on Earth - and every day it is diminished as human population growth and exploitation of land causes the extinction of animal and plant species. If the world does not act quickly and cooperatively, species numbering into the millions will be doomed. In the process, we lose opportunities in medicine, agriculture, biotechnology, and a host of other human endeavors. This is the warning sounded by some of the world's most renowned environmental authorities in Biodiversity II. In words meaningful to lay readers and scientists alike, this book alerts us that we may soon be bereft of species that could help us fight disease and produce useful products - not to mention bringing us the wonder of natural life. Unlike other books on the topic, Biodiversity II tells us what can and must be done right now to preserve life on Earth. The experts who lend their voices to Biodiversity II explain how scientists study biodiversity, what they have learned about the scope of life on the planet, and what urgent questions remain. These experts advocate the fusion of resources already at our command - government biological surveys, private agencies, museum collections, universities - into a more effective force to better understand and protect the wealth of the natural world
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH75
LC item number
.B5228 1997
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
QH75.B5228
NAL item number
1996
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Reaka-Kudla, Marjorie L
  • Wilson, Don E
  • Wilson, Edward O
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Biodiversity conservation
  • Biodiversity
  • Ecosystem
  • Conservation of Natural Resources
  • Biodiversité
  • Ecologie
  • Biosphère
  • Protection des espèces naturelles
  • Ecosystèmes
  • Biodiversity
  • Biodiversity conservation
  • Biodiversiteit
  • Ecologia
  • Biodiversité
  • Écosystèmes
  • Diversité des espèces
  • Biodiversité
  • BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY
  • BIOSPHERE
  • ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Label
Biodiversity II : understanding and protecting our biological resources, Marjorie L. Reaka-Kudla, Don E. Wilson, and Edward O. Wilson, editors
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Meaning and value of biodiversity -- Patterns of the biosphere: how much biodiversity is there? -- Threats to biodiversity: what have we lost and what might we lose? -- Understanding and using biodiversity -- Building toward a solution: new directions and applications -- Getting the job done: institutional, human, and informational infrastructure -- Conclusions
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
v, 551 pages
Isbn
9780309055840
Lccn
96030851
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)35235831
Label
Biodiversity II : understanding and protecting our biological resources, Marjorie L. Reaka-Kudla, Don E. Wilson, and Edward O. Wilson, editors
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Meaning and value of biodiversity -- Patterns of the biosphere: how much biodiversity is there? -- Threats to biodiversity: what have we lost and what might we lose? -- Understanding and using biodiversity -- Building toward a solution: new directions and applications -- Getting the job done: institutional, human, and informational infrastructure -- Conclusions
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
v, 551 pages
Isbn
9780309055840
Lccn
96030851
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)35235831

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