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This primer is divided into five chapters, focusing on: biological diversity and its value; the threats to biological diversity; conservation at the population and species levels; protecting and managing habitats and ecosystems; and human societies and sustainable development. Case studies demonstrate the controversies in the field. The choice of examples show the full range of species, habitats and geographic areas of the world. This book aims to provide an up-to-date perspective on many high-profile issues, such as sustainable development, the effectiveness of conservation laws and treaties, the design of conservation areas and strategies to save species on the verge of extinction.
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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.Review:
...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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Book Description Sinauer Associates Inc, 1995. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110878937307
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Book Description Sinauer Associates Inc, 1995. Paperback. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0878937307