Conservation Biology: For the Coming Decade / Edition 1

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Overview

Reflecting a new generation of conservation biologists' upper-division and graduate level conservation biology courses, as well as for individual reference, this book incorporates a number of new authors and additional chapters, covering all aspects of one of the most dynamic areas in the life sciences. Containing ten additional chapters, it includes such timely topics as ecosystem management and the economics of conservation.

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A reference for undergraduates, graduates, researchers, and practitioners, updated to accommodate the new generation of students who entered conservation biology directly rather than sliding into it from population biology. Uses a case-study approach to explore such topics as conserving single species, threats to aquatic biodiversity, the state of fauna and flora on the scale of entire continents, restoration ecology, new technologies, and novel perspectives. No date is noted for the previous edition. Paper edition (09661-7), $44.95. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780412096518
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 10/31/1997
  • Edition description: 1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 534
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 1.19 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface. Prologue: the next generation. Part one. Savings species through population biology and viability analyses: a morass, math, myth and mistakes? Part two: broad brushes and taxonomic tours: summaries of the state of the natural world. Part three: habitat degradation and ecological restoration: hubris, hegemony, and healing. Part four: when conservation meets the real world of economics, politics, and tradeoffs. Part five: the new technologies and novel perspectives for the new generation of conservation biology.

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