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- Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 70.00
This colourful textbook introduces students to conservation biology, taking a truly global perspective and providing a fully comprehensive and accessible treatment of the subject. Key ideas, discussion points, further reading, relevant websites and textboxes containing case studies, definitions and supplementary information are included to highlight... more...
- University of California Press 2004; US$ 78.95
We are living in the early stages of a looming worldwide extinction crisis. Abundant evidence shows that the current rate of species extinctions is nearing its highest level since the asteroid collision 65 million years ago, and that humans are largely responsible. This book addresses the urgent need to understand and find solutions to this crisis.... more...
- 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...
- CABI 2004; US$ 135.00
An understanding of plant diversity at both the genome and phenome level is important for both biodiversity conservation and plant breeding. Recent advances in genomics have also resulted in a growth of the subject of plant functional genomics. more...
- Australian Council for Educational Research 2007; US$ 59.95
The result of extraordinary collaboration between ten scientists from around the world, Sustainable Futures offers a unique and fascinating approach to sustainable development issues in developing countries. It focuses on educating the next generation of young people about environmental issues with water and forest management as major themes. more...
- Wiley 2008; US$ 97.95
Textbooks on the principles of conservation biology abound. Yet, how does one put this theoretical knowledge into practice? The aim of The Conservation Handbook is to provide clear guidance on the implementation of conservation techniques. The wide range of methods described include those for ecological research, monitoring, planning, education,... more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.95
Like many of us, Mark Hertsgaard has long worried about the declining health of our environment. But in 1991, he decided to act on his concern and investigate the escalating crisis for himself. Traveling on his own dime, he embarked on an odyssey lasting most of the decade and spanning nineteen countries. Now, in Earth Odyssey , he reports on our... more...
- Fordham University Press 2007; US$ 18.00
We hope?even as we doubt?that the environmental crisis can be controlled. Public awareness of our species? self-destructiveness as material beings in a material world is growing?but so is the destructiveness. The practical interventions needed for saving and restoring the earth will require a collective shift of such magnitude as to take on a spiritual... more...