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Author National Forum on BioDiversity (1st : 1986 : Washington, D.C.), author

Title Biodiversity / E.O. Wilson, editor ; Frances M. Peter, associate editor
Published Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press, 1988
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Description 1 online resource (1 PDF file (xiii, 521 pages)) : illustrations
Contents Challenges to the preservation of biodiversity. -- Human dependence in biological diversity. -- Diversity at risk: tropical forests. -- Diversity at risk: the global perspective. -- The value of biodiversity. -- How is biodiversity monitored and protected. -- Science and technology: how can they help? -- Restoration ecology: can we recover lost ground? -- Alternatives to destruction. -- Policies to protect diversity. -- Present problems and future prospects. -- Ways of seeing the biosphere. -- Epilogue
Summary 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
Notes Title from PDF title page
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Credits Based on the National Forum on BioDiversity, held in Washington, D.C., on September 21-24, 1986, under the auspices of the National Academy of Sciences and Smithsonian Institution
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
digitized 2011 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda MiAaHDL
Version viewed October 30, 2014
Subject Biodiversity conservation -- Congresses.
Biodiversity -- Congresses.
Conservation of Natural Resources.
Economic Development.
Population Growth.
United States.
Genre/Form Congress.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Peter, Frances M., editor
Wilson, Edward O., editor
National Academy of Sciences (U.S.), sponsor
Smithsonian Institution, sponsor
ISBN 030956736X