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Main Title Sustaining life : how human health depends on biodiversity /
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Author Title of a Work
Chivian, Eric.
Bernstein, Aaron,
Publisher Oxford University Press,
Year Published 2008
OCLC Number 132584570
ISBN 9780195175097; 0195175093
Subjects Biodiversity. ; Environmental health. ; Biological Factors. ; Conservation of Natural Resources. ; Ecology. ; Biodiversité. ; Recherche médicale. ; Biomédecine. ; Conservation des ressources. ; Ecologie. ; Anthropogener Einfluss ; Biodiversität ; Ernährungssicherung ; Gesundheit ; Humanèokologie ; Lebensmittelproduktion ; Umweltveränderung ; èOkosystem ; èOkosystemdienstleistung ; Biodiversitèat. ; Biological Agents.
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EHAM  QH541.15.B56S96 2008 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 12/19/2011
ELBM  QH541.15.B56S96 2008 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 12/17/2012
Collation xxiii, 542 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 29 cm
Notes
"Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity; United Nations Development Programme; United Nations Environment Programme; IUCN--The World Conservation Union." Includes bibliographical references (pages 445-514) and index.
Contents Notes
From the Publisher: The Earth's biodiversity-the rich variety of life on our planet-is disappearing at an alarming rate. And while many books have focused on the expected ecological consequences, or on the aesthetic, ethical, sociological, or economic dimensions of this loss, Sustaining Life is the first book to examine the full range of potential threats that diminishing biodiversity poses to human health. Edited and written by Harvard Medical School physicians Eric Chivian and Aaron Bernstein, along with more than 100 leading scientists who contributed to writing and reviewing the book, Sustaining Life presents a comprehensive-and sobering-view of how human medicines, biomedical research, the emergence and spread of infectious diseases, and the production of food, both on land and in the oceans, depend on biodiversity. The book's ten chapters cover everything from what biodiversity is and how human activity threatens it to how we as individuals can help conserve the world's richly varied biota. Seven groups of organisms, some of the most endangered on Earth, provide detailed case studies to illustrate the contributions they have already made to human medicine, and those they are expected to make if we do not drive them to extinction. Drawing on the latest research, but written in language a general reader can easily follow, Sustaining Life argues that we can no longer see ourselves as separate from the natural world, nor assume that we will not be harmed by its alteration. Our health, as the authors so vividly show, depends on the health of other species and on the vitality of natural ecosystems. With a foreword by E.O. Wilson and a prologue by Kofi Annan, and more than 200 poignant color illustrations, Sustaining Life contributes essential perspective to the debate over how humans affect biodiversity and a compelling demonstration of the human health costs.