Biodiversity: Exploring Values and Priorities in Conservation

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John Wiley & Sons, Jul 1, 2009 - Science - 192 pages
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Biodiversity has become a buzzword in the environmental movement and in science, and is increasingly being taught in university degree courses. This new text is designed as a primer, giving non-specialists an introduction to the historical context, current debates, and ongoing research in this subject.
 

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Contents

1 Legacies
1
2 Conceptual Problems with Biodiversity
18
3 The Role of Values
37
4 Diversity
52
5 Mapping the Patterns of Biodiversity
67
6 Ambiguities
102
7 Inventories
125
8 Articulating Goals and Setting Priorities
139
9 Future Directions
155
Afterword
170
Bibliography
173
Index
177
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