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Biodiversity: Exploring Values and Priorities in Conservation

Biodiversity: Exploring Values and Priorities in Conservation

D. J. Perlman, G. Adelson

ISBN: 978-1-444-31354-3

Jul 2009, Wiley-Blackwell

192 pages

Select type: E-Book

$67.99

Description

Biodiversity has become a buzzword in the environmental movement and in science, and is increasingly being taught in university degree courses. This new text is designed as a primer, giving non-specialists an introduction to the historical context, current debates, and ongoing research in this subject.
Acknowledgments.

Foreword by Edward O. Wilson.

1 Legacies.

2 Conceptual Problems with Biodiversity.

3 The Role of Values.

4 Diversity.

5 Mapping the Patterns of Biodiversity.

6 Ambiguities.

7 Inventories.

8 Articulating Goals and Setting Priorities.

9 Future Directions.

Afterword.

Bibliography.

Index.