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Biodiversity: An Introduction

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    Available in PDF - DJVU Format | Biodiversity: An Introduction.pdf | Language: ENGLISH
    Kevin J. Gaston(Author) John I. Spicer(Author)

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This concise introductory text provides a complete overview of biodiversity – what it is, how it arose, its distribution, why it is important, human impact upon it, and what should be done to maintain it.

  • Timely overview of the serious attempts made to quantify and describe biodiversity in a scientific way
  • Acts as an easy entry point into the primary literature
  • Provides real–world examples of key issues, including illustrations of major temporal and spatial patterns in biodiversity
  • Designed primarily with undergraduate students and course lecturers in mind, it will also be of interest to anyone who requires an overview of, and entry to, the vast literature on these topics.
  • All the figures included in the book are downloadable from the Blackwell Publishing website

".this excellent little book packs a big punch due to the well chosen examples and case studies, and its engaging, concise and readable style."Biological Conservation

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Printable? Yes

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  • By Dimitris Karamanos on 8 October 2015

    Good and simple overview of Biodiversity. There have been some major advances made, but as the book is more than a decade old, it makes sense they are not included. Recommended for last year of bachelor or first year of a Biology masters course.

  • By booker T on 30 April 2012

    got the book cheaply for about a fiver as it was second-hand. The content is good but a bit basic for university level, good for an introduction though so maybe A level/first year uni. If it was more expensive would have been disappointed. Overall is good for cheap price and the basiscs of Biodiversity

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