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Main Title Wild solutions : how biodiversity is money in the bank /
Author Beattie, Andrew J.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Ehrlich, Paul R.
Turnbull, Christine.
Publisher Yale University Press,
Year Published 2004
OCLC Number 56648101
ISBN 0300105061; 9780300105063
Subjects Biodiversity ; Zoology, Economic ; Biological diversity
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAM  QH541.15B56 B42 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 01/28/2005
ERAM  QH541.15.B56B42 2004 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 01/14/2005
Edition 2nd ed.
Collation xii, 261 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Previous edition: 2001. Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-254) and index.
Contents Notes
"In this book, two ecologists explain how the millions of species living on Earth - some microscopic, some obscure, many threatened - not only help keep us alive but also hold possibilities for previously unimagined products, medicines, and even industries. In an Afterword written especially for this edition, the authors consider the impact of two revolutions now taking place: the increasing rate at which we are discovering new species because of new technology available to us and the accelerating rate at which we are losing biological diversity. Also reviewed and summarized are many "new" wild solutions, such as innovative approaches to the discovery of pharmaceuticals, the "lotus effect," the ever-growing importance of bacteria, molecular biomimetics, ecological restoration, and robotics."--BOOK JACKET.