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Main Title Living planet in crisis : biodiversity science and policy /
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Cracraft, Joel.
Grifo, Francesca.
Publisher Columbia University Press,
Year Published 1999
OCLC Number 39982153
ISBN 0231108648 (cloth : alk. paper) 0231108656 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Subjects Biological diversity conservation--Government policy--Congresses ; Endangered species--Social aspects--Congresses ; Biological diversity--Congresses ; Biodiversite--Conservation--Politique gouvernementale--Congr es ; Esp eces en danger--Aspect social--Congr es ; Biodiversite--Congr es
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ERAM  QH75.A1L58 1999 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 06/17/2005
Collation xxiv, 311 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm.
Based on a conference held at the American Museum of Natural History in 1995. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
The magnitude of global biodiversity and its decline / Nigel E. Stork -- Dimensions of biodiversity: targeting megadiverse groups / Norman I. Platnick -- The medium is the message: freshwater biodiversity in peril / Melanie L.J. Stiassny -- Requiem ternam: the last five hundred years of mammalian species extinctions / Ross D.E. MacPhee and Clare Flemming / Perspective: soil biodiversity- life in soil / Diana H. Wall -- Perspective: Petruchio's paradox: the oyster or the pearl? / G. Carleton Ray -- Regional and global patterns of biodiversity loss and conservation capacity: predicting future trends and identifying needs / Joel Cracraft -- Biodiversity, agricultural productivity, and people / Joel Burnett -- The implications of biodiversity loss for human health / Francesca T. Grifo and Eric Chivian -- Biodiversity loss and its implications for security and armed conflict / Arthur H. Westing -- The economic consequences of biodiversity loss / Dominic Moran and David Pearce -- Perspective: biodiversity in agricultural and forestry systems / David Pimentel -- Saving biodiversity and saving the biosphere / Norman Myers -- The facts of life (on earth) / Thomas E. Lovejoy -- Convention on biological diversity: program priorities in the early stage of implementation / Kalemani J. Mulongoy, Susan Bragdon, and Antonella Ingrassia -- Strange bedfellows: why science and policy don't mesh and what can be done about it / Jeffrey A. McNeely -- Seeing the world as it really is: global stability and environmental change / Peter H. Raven and Joel Cracraft -- Perspective: scientists' public responsibilities / Strachan Donnelly.