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Biodiversity
  • Authored by: Natalie Goldstein; Foreword by Julie L. Lockwood
  • From the Series: Global Issues
  • Trim Size: 6 X 9
  • ISBN-10: 0816082421
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-8242-1
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $45.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 06/01/2011
  • Dewey Number: 333
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 362

Summary

Human expansion and interference have detrimental effects as civilizations continue to encroach on previously undisturbed habitats. As a result, many species of animals and plants must struggle to survive.

Biodiversity reveals the important role each of these life forms plays in its ecosystem as well as the irreversible and extensive consequences that would result from a massive loss of biodiversity. It explores the ecological and evolutionary processes, how these processes depend on the cohabitation of a wide range of life forms within an ecosystem, and how the existence of these diverse organisms maintains a crucial stability in the natural world. Beginning with an introduction to biodiversity, this new volume discusses its importance and history, the difficulties in maintaining it, and past and current efforts to protect ecosystems from greater destruction. It examines five specific case studies, including the United States, Indonesia, New Zealand, Madagascar, and Costa Rica, describing the current status and history of biodiversity, obstacles, and conservation efforts in the country at hand.

Specifications

Maps. Index. Bibliography. Glossary. Chronology. Tables and graphs.

About the Author(s)

Natalie Goldstein is a freelance writer who has written numerous books for the educational market, including textbooks and teacher's guides for the middle school and encyclopedias for the high school. She also wrote Globalization and Free Trade and Global Warming in the Global Issues series.

Foreword author Julie L. Lockwood is director of the graduate program in ecology and evolution and associate professor in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources at Rutgers University. She is the coauthor of Avian Invasions: The Ecology and Evolution of Exotic Birds and Invasion Ecology.

Reviews and Awards

"...useful to undergraduates and anyone seeking a foundation of knowledge on this timely topic. Recommended."


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