Biodiversity and Conservation
by Peter J. Bryant
Publisher: University of California, Irvine 2009
The origin, nature and value of biological diversity, the threats to its continued existence, and approaches to preserving what is left. Comprehensive, 16 chapter, college level textbook with a strong emphasis on practices that endanger species.
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