Biodiversity and Conservation

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Psychology Press, 1997 - Science - 208 pages
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Biodiversity and Conservation offers an introductory guide through the maze of interdisciplinary themes that combine under the concept of 'biodiversity'. Featuring lively and engaging examples from the UK, Africa and several oceanic islands and elsewhere the book defines and explains core topics of biodiversity, from creation and natural processes, measurements and patterns of extant biodiversity, losses, causes and consequences, to legislative, species/habitat protection and economic approaches to conservation.
 

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Contents

The creation of biodiversity
39
An inventory of planet Earth
74
Extinction
113
The conservation of biodiversity
149
Glossary
183
Bibliography
199
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