Global Marine Biological Diversity : A Strategy For Building Conservation Into Decision Making
Global Marine Biological Diversity presents the most up-to-date information and view on the challenge of conserving the living sea and how that challenge can be met.
- Paperback | 415 pages
- 153 x 229 x 29.21mm | 576.06g
- 01 Jul 1993
- Island Press
- Washington, United States
"For those concerned about the human-caused threats to the ocean's bounty-and that should be all of us-this book provides essential information and perspective. It will help greatly in the needed advance of the science of marine conservation biology" --William D. Ruckelshaus "Finally! A superb state-of-the-art treatment of the science of marine conservation, complete with the major changes under way, their drivers, consequences, and key solutions. This tour de force will be an invaluable resource for anyone interested in the future of our planet. Rachel Carson would be proud. Seas the Day!" --Jane Lubchenco "In Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, Brutus said to Cassius: 'There is a tide in the affairs of men, which taken at its flood leads on to fortune.' Humanity today needs a flood of awareness of the importance of the world's oceans to life on earth. This book is at the forefront of written work that contributes to our taking the urgent actions needed to protect our seas and, consequently, our selves. The book is comprehensive, factual, and fascinating. We must take this tide in its flood to protect not just humanity, but the entire biosphere." --Graeme Kelleher
About Elliott A. Norse
Elliot A. Norse is a marine and forest conservation biologist. His Ph.D. and postdoctoral research in the 1970s examined the ecology of blue crabs (Callinectes spp.) in Jamaica, Curacao, Mexico, Panama, and Columbia. Since then, he has devoted his career to incorporating conservation biology into environmental decision making as a staff member or consultant for US federal agencies, international governmental organizations, scientific professional societies, conservation organizations, and foundations. His writings include more than 50 publications on environmental policy, conservation biology, marine ecology, forest ecology, and human-caused climatic change. In 1986, as Public Policy Director of the Ecological Society of America, Elliot Norse worked with The Wilderness Society to write Conserving Biological Diversity in Our National Forests. He is also the author of Ancient Forests of the Pacific Northwest (Island Press, 1989), Global Marine Biological Diversity: A Strategy For Building Conservation Into Decision Making (Island Press, 1993), and Marine Conservation Biology: The Science of Maintaining the Sea's Biodiversity (Island Press, 2005).