National Academy of Sciences/Smithsonian Institution, Division on Earth and Life Studies, Commission on Life Sciences, E.O. Wilson
National Academies Press, Jan 1, 1988 - Science - 538 pages
This important book for scientists and nonscientists alike calls attention to a most urgent global problem: the rapidly accelerating loss of plant and animal species to increasing human population pressure and the demands of economic development. Based on a major conference sponsored by the National Academy of Sciences and the Smithsonian Institution, Biodiversity creates a systematic framework for analyzing the problem and searching for possible solutions.