Biodiversity: Conserving Endangered Species

Biodiversity: Conserving Endangered Species

by Anne Maczulak
     
 

Green Technology is an eight-volume set that examines the relationship between human activities and their sometimes harmful consequences for the environment and explores new methods of repairing and restoring the Earth. Approaching environmental issues confronting society from a technological perspective has spawned significant controversy, and the books in this

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Green Technology is an eight-volume set that examines the relationship between human activities and their sometimes harmful consequences for the environment and explores new methods of repairing and restoring the Earth. Approaching environmental issues confronting society from a technological perspective has spawned significant controversy, and the books in this set present all sides of the debate. Designed to complement science curricula, the set also covers relevant history and new green technologies and innovations that will contribute to the field in the future.

Biodiversity: Conserving Endangered Species explores the relationship between habitats and adaptation-two important areas of biodiversity, a field devoted to the study of the variety of living things on Earth or within a specific area. The book looks at the ways in which habitats are destroyed, the devastating effect this has on biodiversity, and the ways in which environmental scientists try to save endangered species by restoring their habitats. Sidebars citing actual examples and statistics, figures, and case studies enhance fundamental concepts and give the reader a sense of the urgency of the issues related to biodiversity.

The volume includes information on

animal and plant diversity

environmental ethics

global conservation strategies

human decisions that endanger wildlife

mapping and monitoring the environment

measuring diversity

native versus invasive species

species and extinction

urban development

wildlife monitoring and preservation

The book contains 50 color photographs and line illustrations, three appendixes on conservation and diversity, a glossary, a detailed list of printand Internet resources, and an index. Green Technology is essential for high school students, teachers, and general readers who seek information on the important issues that affect the environment worldwide.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816071975
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/01/2009
Series:
Green Technology Series
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

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