Biodiversity provides an overview of the current knowledge about the diversity of the living world and the various problems associated with its conservation and sustainable use. Covering both the fundamentals of the subject, along with the latest research, Biodiversity presents key conservation issues within a framework of global case studies.
Starting with an overview of the concept of biodiversity, the text then explores such subjects as species richness, ecological systems, the consequences of human activities, diversity and human health, genetic resources, biotechnology and conservation.
Focusing on human relationships with other species and the natural environment, Biodiversity is essential reading for all biologists, ecologists, geographers and environmental scientists needing a concise, up-to-date introduction to this interdisciplinary subject.
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