A Primer of Conservation Biology, Third Edition

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A Primer of Conservation Biology, Third Edition incorporates background, theory, and examples in a lively and readable text that will appeal to a wide audience and stimulate interest in conservation biology. The book provides the most up-to-date perspective on many high-profile issues in the field, such as sustainable development, the effectiveness of conservation laws and treaties, the design of conservation areas, classification of conservation threats, and strategies to save species on the verge of extinction. The book is very well illustrated, includes an extensive bibliography (covering literature through 2004) and a glossary, and has an annotated list of suggested readings and discussion questions at the end of each chapter.

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Richard B. Primack is a Professor in the Biology Department at Boston University and the former Associate Director of the Environmental Studies Program, USA.

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...I know of no finer text to introduce the subject of Conservation Biology to undergraduates at a global level -- John J. Pipoly III, SIDA, on the second edition

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