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Precious Heritage: The Status of Biodiversity in the United States
  

Precious Heritage: The Status of Biodiversity in the United States (Hardback)

Edited by Stein, Bruce A.
Edited by Kutner, Lynn S.
Edited by Adams, Jonathan S.
Foreword by Wilson, Edward O.

From the lush forests of Appalachia to the frozen tundra of Alaska, and from the tallgrass prairies of the Midwest to the subtropical rainforests of Hawaii, the United States harbors a remarkable array of ecosystems. These ecosystems in turn sustain an exceptional variety of plan...t and animal life. For species such as salamanders and freshwater turtles, the United States ranks as the global center of diversity. Among the nation's other unique biological features are California's coast redwoods, the world's tallest trees, and Nevada's Devils Hole pupfish, which survives in a single ten-by-seventy-foot desert pool, the smallest range of any vertebrate animal. Precious Heritage draws together for the first time a quarter century of information on U.S. biodiversity developed by natural heritage programs from across the country. This richly illustrated volume not only documents those aspects of U.S. biodiversity that are particularly noteworthy, but also considers how our species and ecosystems are faring, what is threatening them, and what is needed to protect the nation's remaining natural inheritance. Above all, Precious Heritage is a celebration of the extraordinary biological diversity of the United States.
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ISBN 9780195125191
Released NZ 1 Jun 2000
Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780195125191
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
Imprint Oxford University Press Inc
Released 1 Jun 2000
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) Edited by Stein, Bruce A.
Edited by Kutner, Lynn S.
Edited by Adams, Jonathan S.
Foreword by Wilson, Edward O.
Category Botany & Plant Sciences
Earth Sciences
Biogeography
Conservation Of The Environment
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 426
Dimensions Width: 224mm
Height: 287mm
Spine: 34mm
Dewey Code 333.950973
Weight 1,927g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Biological diversity, United States
NBS Text Geography & Earth Science: Textbooks & Study Guides
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly

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