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What Is Biodiversity

Author : James Maclaurin
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In the life sciences, there is wide-ranging debate about biodiversity. While nearly everyone is in favor of biodiversity and its conservation, methods for its assessment vary enormously. So what exactly is biodiversity? Most theoretical work on the subject assumes it has something to do with species richness—with the number of species in a particular region—but in reality, it is much more than that. Arguing that we cannot make rational decisions about what it is to be protected without knowing what biodiversity is, James Maclaurin and Kim Sterelny offer in What Is Biodiversity? a theoretical and conceptual exploration of the biological world and how diversity is valued. Here, Maclaurin and Sterelny explore not only the origins of the concept of biodiversity, but also how that concept has been shaped by ecology and more recently by conservation biology. They explain the different types of biodiversity important in evolutionary theory, developmental biology, ecology, morphology and taxonomy and conclude that biological heritage is rich in not just one biodiversity but many. Maclaurin and Sterelny also explore the case for the conservation of these biodiversities using option value theory, a tool borrowed from economics. An erudite, provocative, timely, and creative attempt to answer a fundamental question, What Is Biodiversity? will become a foundational text in the life sciences and studies thereof.

Biodiversity

Author : John I. Spicer
ISBN : 9781435851672
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Discusses the many different life forms that have existed on Earth, their importance, and how they have changed over time.

Biodiversity

Author : William Dudley
ISBN : IND:30000078526625
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Provides a global perspective on environmental issues while demonstrating the concept which encompasses the many forms of life on earth and their interdependence for survival.

Biodiversity

Author : Christian Lévêque
ISBN : 9780470340103
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Biodiversity

Author : Steve Morton
ISBN : 9781486302079
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Australians have stewardship of a beautiful, diverse and unique environment. We have long had a sense that the biodiversity of this country is special. Yet, despite our sense of its importance, in many parts of our country biodiversity is in trouble. Given the economic, ecological and social importance of biodiversity to our nation, CSIRO has been conducting research into Australia's biodiversity for nearly 90 years. This research has not simply focused on quantifying the challenge, but also on identifying practical solutions for its sustainable management. Biodiversity: Science and Solutions for Australia aims to provide access to the latest scientific knowledge on Australia’s biodiversity in an engaging and clear format. The book describes the ancient origins and unique features of Australia’s species, as well as the current status of our biodiversity. It outlines tools for management and planning, highlights Indigenous perspectives on biodiversity, and looks at how Australia’s biodiversity interacts with agriculture, the resources sector, cities, and with our changing global environment. Importantly, it also shows that biodiversity is in the eye of the beholder: for some it is our life support system, for others it is a resource to be used, for others it is a precious cultural symbol.

Biodiversity

Author : Vandana Shiva
ISBN : 1856490548
Genre : Business & Economics
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Biodiversity

Author : Wilhelm Barthlott
ISBN : 3540639497
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The preservation of biodiversity is an essential part of the global concept for sustainable development. Ecologically and socially acceptable management of biodiversity is a prerequisite for the preservation of the wealth and productivity of natural ecological systems, and maintainance of the cultural differences in the relationship between man and nature. The Agenda 21 adopted at the Rio Summit in 1992 calls for concerted action by governments, governmental and non-governmental organizations, and the scientific community for the preservation of biodiversity.

Biodiversity

Author : Anne Elizabeth Maczulak
ISBN : 9780816071975
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Discusses the origin and evolution of life on Earth, the effects of pollution and its relation to climate change, the importance of biodiversity, and the need to save endangered and threatened species.

Biodiversity Sustainability And Human Communities

Author : Tim O'Riordan
ISBN : 0521890527
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Biodiversity, Sustainability and Human Communities proposes new methods of combating biodiversity loss around the world.

Biodiversity

Author : Jenny L. Chapman
ISBN : 0521577942
Genre : Nature
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First published in 1997, this second book in the Advanced Biology Topics series, studies the diversity of organisms on earth.

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