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Biodiversity and Landscapes: A Paradox of Humanity

edited by Ke Chung Kim, Robert D. Weaver
Format
Book
Published
Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1994.
Language
English
ISBN
0521417899
Contents
  • Pt. I. Introduction: Biodiversity and humanity: paradox and challenge
  • Pt. II. Human values and biodiversity: Thoreau and Leopold on science and values. Creation: God and endangered species. Biodiversity and ecological justice
  • Pt. III. Human processes and biodiversity: Preindustrial man and environmental degradation. Conserving biological diversity in the face of climate change. We do not want to become extinct: the question of human survival. Germplasm conservation and agriculture
  • Pt. IV. Management of biodiversity and landscapes: The paradox of humanity: two views of biodiversity and landscapes. Biodiversity and landscape management. Making a habit of restoration: saving the eastern deciduous forest. Landscapes and management for ecological integrity
  • Pt. V. Socioeconomics of biodiversity: Economic valuation of biodiversity. Thinking about the value of biodiversity. Lessons from the aging Amazon frontier: opportunities for genuine development.
  • Pt. VI. Strategies for biodiversity conservation: Market-based economic development and biodiversity: an assessment of conflict. Technology and biodiversity conservation: are they incompatible? "Emergy" evaluation of biodiversity for ecological engineering. Urban horticulture: a part of the biodiversity picture. The watchdog role of nogovernmental environmental organizations. Legislative and public agency initiatives in ecosystem and biodiversity conservation.
  • Pt. VII. Biodiversity and landscapes: postscript: Biodiversity and humanity: toward a new paradigm.
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xiii, 431 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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