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Biodiversity

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  • 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...

  • Handbook of Market Creation for Biodiversityby Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2004; US$ 53.00

    The loss of biodiversity affects us in many ways. For some of us, its loss is felt in the same way that we regret the destruction of a great work of art -- it may not affect us directly, but the indirect impact is strong. For others, its loss is felt in changes in lifestyles and livelihoods -- the measurable costs are high. more...

  • The Role of Biodiversity Conservation in the Transition to Rural Sustainabilityby S. Light

    IOS Press 2004; US$ 116.00

    This book presents interdisciplinary advances in theory and practice pertaining to rural sustainability and sets forth an action research agenda and policy prescriptions to support rural sustainability with special emphasis on the Accession Countries to the EU. The book will address four themes. 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...

  • Geodiversityby Murray Gray

    Wiley 2004; US$ 249.95

    A counterpoint to biodiversity, geodiversity describes the rocks, sediments, soils, fossils, landforms, and the physical processes that underlie our environment. The first book to focus exclusively on the subject, Geodiversity describes the interrelationships between geodiversity and biodiversity, the value of geodiversity to society, as well as... more...

  • Harnessing Markets for Biodiversityby Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2003; US$ 35.00

    Governments and private sector actors are increasingly recognising the potential of harnessing markets to help arrest the degradation of biodiversity. The private provision of biodiversity products and services is proving to be quite feasible in some circumstances. 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...

  • Governance of Biodiversity Conservation in China and Taiwanby G.A. McBeath; T-K. Leng

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2006; US$ 40.00

    China and Taiwan have roughly one-eighth of the world's known species. Their approaches to biodiversity issues thus have global as well as national repercussions. This work explores the conflicts between economic development, and communities seeking to preserve and protect local human and ecosystem values. more...

  • Biodiversity in Drylandsby Moshe Shachak

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 114.99

    The first volume in the "Long Term Ecological Research Network" series, this book summarizes the state of knowledge about biodiversity in drylands, and seeks to identify questions and strategies for future research and to lay out guidelines for management of biodiversity in desert and semi desert regions. more...

  • Valuing Crop Biodiversityby M. Smale

    CABI 2005; US$ 110.00

    In agricultural systems, a diversity of crops and varieties in essential to combat the risks farmers face from pests, diseases and variations in climate. Crop biodiversity also underpins the range of dietary needs and services that consumers demand as economies change. more...