What Is Biodiversity?
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What Is Biodiversity? by James Maclaurin

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Published by University Of Chicago Press .
Written in English


  • Science,
  • Nature,
  • Science/Mathematics,
  • Wildlife,
  • Science / Philosophy & Social Aspects,
  • General,
  • Life Sciences - Biology - General,
  • Philosophy & Social Aspects,
  • Biodiversity

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages224
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL10192399M
ISBN 100226500810
ISBN 109780226500812

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This book contains a series of scientific articles regarding biodiversity. Some are quite specific (taxonomy, ecology, biotechnology, etc.), while others are more readily accessible for common /5. The Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) is a consortium of natural history and botanical libraries that cooperate to digitize the legacy literature of biodiversity held in their collections and to . Biodiversity has now become a multidisciplinary subject in which concepts, ideas and methodologies have been contributed by a number of other disciplines. However, there is a /5(3).   Biodiversity is the variety of life in an area or ecosystem -- for this activity, we'll focus on the different types of living organisms you have in your own backyard. Of course, .

The source of the book is the National Forum on BioDiversity, held in Washington, D.C., on September 21–24, , under the auspices of the National Academy of Sciences and . Scientists, environmentalists, and laypeople often assume that "biodiversity" is important, and should be "saved". This book looks at different types of diversity and the reasons to preserve 5/5(6). book entitled ‘Biodiversity’, which is likely to have initiated the widespread use of the word. Initially the term biodiversity was used more in political forums than scientific ones, . Biodiversity of Fungi is essential for anyone collecting and/or monitoring any fungi. Fascinating and beautiful, fungi are vital components of nearly all ecosystems and impact human health .

Biodiversity is not evenly distributed, rather it varies greatly across the globe as well as within regions. Among other factors, the diversity of all living things depends on temperature, . This important book for scientists and nonscientists alike calls attention to a most urgent global problem: the rapidly accelerating loss of plant and animal species to increasing human . The main point of the book, however, is to polemicize in more general terms against the various 'hereditarianisms' that prevail in our own time as well, and the fruitless quests to 'find' Cited by: The Biodiversity Heritage Library improves research methodology by collaboratively making biodiversity literature openly available to the world as part of a global biodiversity community. .