Marine Conservation Biology: The Science of Maintaining the Sea's Biodiversity

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Island Press, May 9, 2005 - Nature - 496 pages
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Marine Conservation Biology brings together for the first time in a single volume leading experts from around the world to apply the lessons and thinking of conservation biology to marine issues.

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Why Marine Conservation Biology?
Back to the Future in Marine Conservation
Marine Populations The Basics
Threats to Marine Biological Diversity
The Greatest Threat Fisheries
PlaceBased Management of Marine Ecosystems
Human Dimensions
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Page xix - In the end, we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we understand; and we will understand only what we are taught.
Page 20 - ... of fear or doubt. And after he had spoken of many things not understood by us, we brought him with his own good liking aboard the ships, and gave him a shirt, a hat and some other things, and made him taste of our wine and our meat, which he liked very well: and after having viewed both...
Page 22 - Our own interest lay in relationships of animal to animal. If one observes in this relational sense, it seems apparent that species are only commas in a sentence, that each species is at once the point and the base of a pyramid, that all life is relational to the point where an Einsteinian relativity seems to emerge. And then not only the meaning but the feeling about species grows misty. One merges into another, groups melt into ecological groups until the time when what we know as life meets and...

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Elliott A. Norse is the founder and president of Marine Conservation Biology Institute in Redmond, Washington. His books include Global Marine Biological Diversity (Island Press, 1993). Larry B. Crowder is Stephen Toth Professor of Marine Biology at Duke University Marine Laboratory in Beaufort, North Carolina.

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