Encyclopedia of Biodiversity

Encyclopedia of Biodiversity

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The 7-volume Encyclopedia of Biodiversity, Second Edition maintains the reputation of the highly regarded original, presenting the most current information available in this globally crucial area of research and study. It brings together the dimensions of biodiversity and examines both the services it provides and the measures to protect it. Major themes of the work include the evolution of biodiversity, systems for classifying and defining biodiversity, ecological patterns and theories of biodiversity, and an assessment of contemporary patterns and trends in biodiversity.

The science of biodiversity has become the science of our future. It is an interdisciplinary field spanning areas of both physical and life sciences. Our awareness of the loss of biodiversity has brought a long overdue appreciation of the magnitude of this loss and a determination to develop the tools to protect our future.
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Product details

  • Mixed media product | 5504 pages
  • 320 x 520 x 300mm | 17,809.73g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0123847192
  • 9780123847195

Table of contents

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Agriculture

Conservation and Restoration

Economics of Biodiversity

Environmental Conditions and Effects

Evolution

Extinctions

Genetics

Geographic and Global Issues

Habitats and Ecosystems

Human Effects and Interventions

Invertebrates

Microbial Topics

Plant Biodiversity

Population Issues

Public Policies and Attitudes

Species Interactions and Interrelationships

Species Interactions and Interrelationships

Systematics and Species Concept

Techniques and Measurements

Theories and Concepts of Biodiversity

Vertebrates
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"The second edition of the Encyclopedia of Biodiversity updates the first.with 100 new entries and more than 200 revised ones. It now offers more than 350 articles.Topics range from typical biological ones like genetics, population, and evolution to broader subjects like public policy, economics, and human effects on the environment. Novice readers will appreciate the overview of biodiversity theories and concepts sections."-- Choice Reviews Online, April 2014
"The second edition of the Encyclopedia of Biodiversity updates the first.with 100 new entries and more than 200 revised ones. It now offers more than 350 articles.Topics range from typical biological ones like genetics, population, and evolution to broader subjects like public policy, economics, and human effects on the environment. Novice readers will appreciate the overview of biodiversity theories and concepts sections."-- Choice Reviews Online, April 2014
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"The second edition of the Encyclopedia of Biodiversity updates the first...with 100 new entries and more than 200 revised ones. It now offers more than 350 articles...Topics range from typical biological ones like genetics, population, and evolution to broader subjects like public policy, economics, and human effects on the environment. Novice readers will appreciate the overview of biodiversity theories and concepts sections."--Choice Reviews Online, April 2014
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About Simon A. Levin

As the Director of the Princeton Environmental Institute and the George M. Moffett Professor of Biology, Simon A. Levin has received many honors and awards for his work in the modeling of ecological systems, the dynamics of populations and communities, spatial heterogeneity and problems of scale, and mathematical and theoretical ecology. He has taught at institutions around the world, including the University of Oxford, Stanford University, the University of Kyoto, The Weizmann Institute, and the University of British Columbia. He sits on the boards of the American Association of the Advancement of Science, the Beijer Institute, the Committee of Concerned Scientists, and the H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics, and the Environment, among others.
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