Encyclopedia of Biodiversity

Encyclopedia of Biodiversity

by Elsevier Science
     
 

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

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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.

  • Second edition includes over 100 new articles and 226 updated articles covering this multidisciplinary field- from evolution to habits to economics, in 7 volumes
  • The editors of this edition are all well respected, instantly recognizable academics operating at the top of their respective fields in biodiversity research; readers can be assured that they are reading material that has been meticulously checked and reviewed by experts
  • Approximately 1,800 figures and 350 tables complement the text, and more than 3,000 glossary entries explain key terms

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780123847195
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
02/27/2013
Pages:
5504
Product dimensions:
9.80(w) x 11.90(h) x 11.60(d)

Meet the Author

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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