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Main Title Precious heritage : the status of biodiversity in the United States /
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Author Title of a Work
Stein, Bruce A.,
Kutner, Lynn S.
Adams, Jonathan S.,
Publisher Oxford University Press,
Year Published 2000
OCLC Number 41404579
ISBN 0195125193; 9780195125191
Subjects Biodiversity conservation--United States ; Ecology ; Ecosystem ; Conservation of Natural Resources ; Animal Welfare ; Artenschutz ; Biodiversität ; USA ; Biodiversitèat ; Biological diversity conservation--United States ; Biological diversity--United States
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJAM  QH76.P69 2000 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 12/28/2001
EJBM  QH76.P69 2000 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 01/06/2006
EKAM  QH76.P69 2000 Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 06/11/2021
ELAM  QH76.P69 2000 Region 5 Library/Chicago,IL 01/07/2013
ESAM  QH76.P69 2000 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 05/19/2000
Collation xxv, 399 pages : color illustrations, maps (some color) ; 29 cm
"A joint project of the Nature Conservancy & Association for Biodiversity Information." Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-366).
Contents Notes
Biodiversity : our precious heritage / Jonathan S. Adams, Bruce A. Stein, Lynn S. Kutner -- Discovering life in America : tools and techniques of biodiversity inventory / Bruce A. Stein, Frank W. Davis -- A remarkable array : species diversity in the United States / Bruce A. Stein [and others] -- Vanishing assets : conservation status of U.S. species / Lawrence L. Master [and others] -- State of the states : geographic patterns of diversity, rarity, and endemism / Bruce A. Stein [and others] -- The geography of imperilment : targeting conservation toward critical biodiversity areas / Stephen J. Chaplin [and others] -- More than the sum of the parts : diversity and status of ecological systems / Mark T. Bryer [and others] -- Leading threats to biodiversity : what's imperiling U.S. species / David S. Wilcove [and others] -- Strategies for biodiversity protection / Michael J. Bean -- Owning up to our responsibilities : who owns lands important for biodiversity? / Craig R. Groves [and others] -- Safeguarding our precious heritage / Mark L. Shaffer, Bruce A. Stein -- Appendix A. Extinct and missing species of the United States -- Appendix B. State diversity, endemism, and rarity --Appendix C. Kèuchler potential natural vegetation types -- Appendix D. Principal sources for U.S. species names in the Natural Heritage central databases. A vast land of contrasts, the United States stretches from above the Arctic Circle to below the tropic of Cancer, and spans nearly a third of the globe, from eastern Maine to the tip of the Aleutian chain. Within this area exists an immense variety of ecosystems, supporting a wealth of plant and animal life. Precious Heritage provides a comprehensive and beautifully illustrated overview of that biological diversity. Sponsored by The Nature Conservancy and the Association for Biodiversity Information, this book draws together for the first time more than 25 years of information from U.S. natural heritage programs, a national network of state biodiversity inventories.