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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by Tony Povilitis - InTech
Conservation biology is called a 'crisis discipline'. In a world undergoing rapid change, this science informs us about research, technologies, management practices, and policies that can help protect the earth's natural biological diversity.
by Francis Harper - American Committee for Wild Life Protection
The present work had its origin in a strongly felt need for definite information on the mammals that have become extinct, on those that are now threatened with the same fate, and on the measures that may be undertaken for their preservation.
by Peter Moyle, et al. - The MarineBio Conservation Society
Written for an introductory course on wildlife conservation. These chapters provide an introduction to the history of wildlife in North America, biodiversity, natural selection, conservation biology, ecology, conservation legislation, etc.
Applied ecology is a framework for a better balance between people and nature in order to reduce human impact. This textbook provides a review of important areas of applied ecological knowledge for advanced university students and site managers.