Protecting Life on Earth: An Introduction to the Science of Conservation / Edition 1

Protecting Life on Earth: An Introduction to the Science of Conservation / Edition 1

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by Michael P. Marchetti, Peter B. Moyle
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0520264320

ISBN-13: 9780520264328

Pub. Date: 09/01/2010

Publisher: University of California Press

Written to be accessible to any college-level reader, Protecting Life on Earth offers a non-technical, yet comprehensive introduction to the growing field of conservation science. This multifaceted exploration of our current biodiversity crisis delivers vivid examples throughout, including features on some of nature’s most compelling wildlife.

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Written to be accessible to any college-level reader, Protecting Life on Earth offers a non-technical, yet comprehensive introduction to the growing field of conservation science. This multifaceted exploration of our current biodiversity crisis delivers vivid examples throughout, including features on some of nature’s most compelling wildlife. Beginning with a brief introduction to environmental history, the text introduces the central concepts of evolution and ecology, and covers several major issues related to the conservation of biodiversity including extinction, climate change, sustainability, conservation law, and invasive species. It also touches on adjacent disciples such as economics and sociology as they relate to conservation. The text even includes practical advice on the decisions we make every day—how we spend our money, where we live and work, what we eat and buy. Throughout, Protecting Life on Earth underscores the ways in which our future is tied to that of Earth’s threatened species, and demonstrates exactly why conservation is so vitally important for us all.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520264328
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
09/01/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
232
Sales rank:
298,656
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

1. Environmental History
2. Variation, Natural Selection, and Evolution
3. Species: The Basic Unit of Conservation
4. Climate and Global Patterns of Distribution
5. Ecology:
Individuals and Populations
6. Ecology: Communities and Ecosystems
7. Biodiversity and Extinction
8. Value, Economics, and the Tragedy of the Commons
9. Conservation Science
10. Conservation and the American Legal System
11.
Invasive Species and Conservation
12. Restoration Ecology
13. Conservation in Action

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