As species disappear at an unprecedented rate, scientists work to conserve the Earth's biodiversity. In Conservation and Biodiversity, Andrew Dobson looks at the current state of endangered species management, exploring the economics of different conservation techniques and the practical possibilities for using the environment while sustaining it. Filled with case studies, it is a compelling investigation into a wide range of issues, from the ivory trade in elephants to the sale of rhino horns, from the function of zoos to the reintroduction of species to the wild.
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Andrew P. Dobson is Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton University. A graduate of Imperial College and Oxford University, he is the author of many research papers on conservation and ecology.
Conservation And Biodiversity introduces readers to problems, both scientific and economic, of quantifying the magnitude and value of biodiversity. What really is the extent of biodiversity loss and how does one go about figuring it out? Why is biodiversity valuable for the earth and ourselves, what can be done to conserve it? Dobson gives clear answers in this beautifully illustrated book. Conservation And Biodiversity offers a lucid explanation of how current extinction rates are figured and how species endangerment is determined. He also offers fascinating insights into managing endangered species and the economics of different conservation strategies. Filled with vivid case studies, Dobson cites the changes in animal populations before and after management attempts. Highly recommended! -- Midwest Book Review
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Description du livre W. H. Freeman, 1998. Paperback. État : New. book. N° de réf. du libraire 0716760320
Description du livre W. H. Freeman, 1998. Paperback. État : New. 1. N° de réf. du libraire DADAX0716760320