by Edward O. Wilson, Frances M. Peter
Publisher: National Academies 1988
Number of pages: 521
This book calls attention to a most urgent global problem: the rapidly accelerating loss of plant and animal species to increasing human population pressure and the demands of economic development. Biodiversity creates a systematic framework for analyzing the problem and searching for possible solutions.
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