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Biodiversity

  • Biology Unmooredby Sandra Bamford

    University of California Press 2007; US$ 15.95

    Biology Unmoored is an engaging examination of what it means to live in a world that is not structured in terms of biological thinking. Drawing upon three years of ethnographic research in the highlands of Papua New Guinea, Sandra Bamford describes a world in which physiological reproduction is not perceived to ground human kinship or human beings'... more...

  • Biodiversity Response to Climate Change in the Middle Pleistoceneby Anthony D. Barnosky

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 152.95

    This book chronicles the discovery and analysis of animal fossils found in one of the most important paleontological sites in the world?Porcupine Cave, located at an elevation of 9,500 feet in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. With tens of thousands of identified specimens, this site has become the key source of information on the fauna of North America's... more...

  • Protecting Biodiversityby Susan P. Bass; Manuel Ruiz Muller

    International Development Research Centre 1999; US$ 20.00

    Protecting Biodiversity addresses one of the most fundamental aspects of this important issue: the lack of adequate national laws regulating access to, and compensation for, the use of local genetic resources. This book is the first to compare such laws and policies across a range of countries in both the industrialized and developing worlds, including... more...

  • Biodiversity In Agricultural Production Systemsby Gero Benckiser; Sylvia Schnell

    CRC Press 2006; US$ 194.95

    Introduction; G. Benckiser, and S. Schnell Biodiversity in Crop Production Systems; Bernd Honermeier Agro-Diversity - Genetic Diversity in Crops and Cropping Systems; Jutta Ahlemeyer, Rod. J. Snowdon, Frank Ordon and Wolfgang Friedt Soil Space Diversity and its Dynamics - Qualitative and Quantitative Considerations; Hans-Jörg Vogel and Ulrich. Babel... more...

  • Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Conservation in Northern Mexicoby Jean-Luc E. Cartron

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 139.99

    Encompassing tropical and temperate forests, arid lands, and the Gulf of California, northern Mexico is one of the most biologically diverse areas in the world. Representing the collaborative efforts of ecologists in the U.S. and Mexico, this volume provides an overview of the area's biological wealth and identifies challenges to its long-term cons more...

  • Biodiversity Databasesby Gordon B. Curry; Chris J. Humphries

    CRC Press 2007; US$ 109.95

    I recommend Biodiversity Databases' to anyone who is looking for a good entry point into the field of biodiversity informatics, with the qualification that the reality of data integration might be more "lively" than some chapters let on. ? The Systematist, 2010 ?? addresses many of the new features of the types of databases now in service and make... more...

  • The International Yearbook of Environmental and Resource Economics 2005/06by H. Folmer; T. Tietenberg

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2005; US$ 60.00

    The Yearbook provides a comprehensive overview of cutting-edge issues in environmental and resource economics. The expert contributors address some of today's most pressing environmental topics including: issues in water pricing reforms; spatial environmental policy; environmental equity and the siting of hazardous waste facilities; strategies to conserve... more...

  • Biodiversity of Fungiby Mercedes S. Foster; Gerald F. Bills; Greg M. Mueller

    Elsevier Science 2011; US$ 137.00

    Biodiversity of Fungi is essential for anyone collecting and/or monitoring any fungi. Fascinating and beautiful, fungi are vital components of nearly all ecosystems and impact human health and our economy in a myriad of ways. Standardized methods for documenting diversity and distribution have been lacking. A wealth of information, especially regrading... more...

  • Biodiversity Conservation in Costa Ricaby Gordon W. Frankie; Alfonso Mata; S. Bradleigh Vinson

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 15.95

    The beautiful tropical dry forest of northwest Costa Rica, with its highly seasonal rainfall and diversely vegetated landscape, is disappearing even more rapidly than Costa Rica's better-known rain forest, primarily because it has been easier to convert to agriculture. This book, based on more than thirty years of study, offers the first comprehensive... more...

  • Monitoring Forest Biodiversityby Toby Gardner

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 54.95

    The fate of much of the world's terrestrial biodiversity depends upon our ability to improve the management of forest ecosystems that have already been substantially modified by humans. Monitoring is an essential ingredient in meeting this challenge, allowing us to measure the impact of different human activities on biodiversity and identify more... more...