Global Biodiversity (Unep/Gems Environment Library)

 
9789211005837: Global Biodiversity (Unep/Gems Environment Library)
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The 1990s seen a remarkable increase in appreciation of the links between the state of ecosystems and the state of humankind. This publication explores the key global issues of biodiversity. It examines the relationships between humankind and biodiversity, covering salient features of human impacts on the environment from the earliest hominines onward, and the uses currently made of elements of biodiversity. The text looks at the trends in condition of the main ecosystem types and the species integral to them and outlines some fundamental aspects of material cycles and energy flow in the biosphere.

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An overview of key global issues in biodiversity, outlining some of the broad ecological relationships between humans and the rest of the biosphere and summarizing information related to the environmental health of the world. Also covers trends in the condition of the main ecosystem types and the species integral to them. Produced by the London-based World Conservation Monitoring Centre and funded by the Aventis Foundation, the charitable arm of European pharmaceutical and agro-science giant Aventis.Book News, Inc.®, Portland, OR

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