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Biodiversity

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The Global Viewpoints series provides students and other readers with the information they need to explore global connections and think critically about the worldwide implications of global issues. Each volume focuses on a controversial topic of worldwide importance and offers a panoramic view of opinions selected from a diverse range of international sources, including journals, magazines, newspapers, nonfiction books, speeches, government documents, organization newsletters, and position papers. Each volume contains an annotated table of contents; a world map, to help readers locate countries or areas covered in the essays; ôfor further discussionö questions; a worldwide list of organizations of contact; bibliographies of books and periodicals; and a subject index. By illuminating the complexities and interrelations of the global community, this excellent resource helps students and other researchers enhance their global awareness. Book jacket.
Title: Biodiversity
Publisher: Detroit :, Greenhaven Press,, [2013]
Characteristics: 169 pages ;,illustrations ;,23 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Noah Berlatsky, book editor
Contents: ch. 1. Biodiversity and economic development. Business must be given a role in promoting biodiversity / James Griffiths
Biodiversity could be casualty of Myanmar openness / Denis D. Gray
Development and political conflict threaten Palestine's plant biodiversity / Roubina Basous Ghattas
The development of tourism is destroying biodiversity on the Galápagos Islands / Carole Cadwalladr
ch. 2. Biodiversity and wildlife. In Africa, locals must be involved in balancing hunting and biodiversity / Kate Lee
In Canada, deer overpopulation threatens biodiversity / Peter Arcese and Tara Martin
In Iraq, water scarcity and dam building threaten migratory birds / Environment News Service
In Japan, invasive fish species threaten biodiversity / Mizuho Aoki
In Taiwan, overfishing threatens marine biodiversity and is not sustainable / Kwang-Tsao Shao
In Antarctica, fishing fleets threaten albatross species / Becky Allen
ch. 3. Biodiversity and agriculture. Biodiversity can help agriculture adapt to climate change / Janet Cotter and Reyes Tirado
Widespread local extinctions in tropical forest "remnants" / Space Daily
In India, honey harvesting is threatened by dwindling biodiversity / Simone Gie
Banking against doomsday / Economist
ch. 4. Biodiversity and climate change. Climate change is reducing biodiversity in the Arctic Ocean / William Marsden
Threats loom for Australia's outback biodiversity / Targeted News Service
Climate change threatens Jamaica's biodiversity / Zadie Neufville
International programs can help Indonesia fight climate change and biodiversity loss / Celia A. Harvey, Jonah Busch, and Muhammad Farid
Biodiversity loss is as much of an ecological threat as climate change / National Science Foundation
Additional Contributors: Berlatsky, Noah
ISBN: 073776905X
9780737769050
0737769041
9780737769043
Branch Call Number: 333.95 B6152g 2013
Copyright Date: ⓒ2014
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: Biodiversity
Topical Term: Biodiversity
LCCN: 2013009180
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