Fundamentals of Conservation Biology

Fundamentals of Conservation Biology

by Malcolm L. Jr. Hunter
     
 

In the new edition of this highly successful book, Malcolm Hunter and new co-author James Gibbs offer a thorough introduction to the fascinating and important field of conservation biology, focusing on what can be done to maintain biodiversity through management of ecosystems and populations.


  • Starting with a succinct look at conservation and

Overview

In the new edition of this highly successful book, Malcolm Hunter and new co-author James Gibbs offer a thorough introduction to the fascinating and important field of conservation biology, focusing on what can be done to maintain biodiversity through management of ecosystems and populations.


  • Starting with a succinct look at conservation and biodiversity, this book progresses to contend with some of the subject’s most complex topics, such as mass extinctions, ecosystem degradation, and over exploitation.
  • Discusses social, political, and economic aspects of conservation biology.
  • Thoroughly revised with over six hundred new references and web links to many of the organizations involved in conservation biology, striking photographs and maps.

Artwork from the book is available to instructors online at www.blackwellpublishing.com/hunter and by request on CD-ROM.

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An introductory text on conservation biology, focusing on maintaining biodiversity through management of ecosystems and populations. Incorporates discussions of social, political, and economic aspects throughout chapters on species and ecosystem diversity, mass extinctions and extinction processes, and managing ecosystems. Features case-study boxes, chapter summaries, discussion questions, and b&w illustrations. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780865423718
Publisher:
Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/28/1995
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
488
Product dimensions:
7.28(w) x 10.20(h) x 1.14(d)

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