This text introduces the key elements of the dynamic, multidisciplinary field of conservation biology. In a concise format, the "Primer" highlights the material treated in detail in the 1998 textbook "Essentials of Conservation Biology", second edition. It incorporates background, theory, and examples in a lively and readable text that should appeal to a wide audience and stimulate interest consevation biology. The book provides perspectives on 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.
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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, 2000. Textbook Binding. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110878937323
Book Description Sinauer Associates, 2000. Textbook Binding. Book Condition: New. 2nd. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0878937323