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Global Warming and Biological Diversity
 

Global Warming and Biological Diversity (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New edition)

Edited by Peters, Robert L.
Edited by Lovejoy, Thomas E., III

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This book discusses in detail the consequences of global warming for ecosystems and includes commentary by distinguished scientists on many aspects of this critical problem. Considering a variety of specific ecosystems (tropical forests, the deciduous forests of eastern North Ame...rica, the forests of the Pacific Northwest, Mediterranean-type ecosystems in California, arctic tundra and arctic marine systems), experts describe responses of animals and plants to previous climate changes, interactions between various environmental components, and synergies between climate change and human activites such as deforestation. The theme of the book is that global warming could cause profound disruption of natural ecosystems and could threaten many species with extinction. Warming, coupled with the effects of habitat destruction, could cause massive waves of extinctions such as have not been seen for millions of years. The goal of the book is therefore to ensure that furtuer scientific and policy discussions of global warming pay adequate attention to natural ecosystems.
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ISBN 9780300059304
Released NZ 15 Feb 1994
Publisher Yale University Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, New edition
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ISBN-13 9780300059304
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher Yale University Press
Imprint Yale University Press
Released 15 Feb 1994
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) Edited by Peters, Robert L.
Edited by Lovejoy, Thomas E., III
Category Applied Ecology
Global Warming
Environmental Engineering & Technology
Number of Pages 408
Dimensions Width: 184mm
Height: 254mm
Spine: 28mm
Dewey Code 577.276
Weight 726g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Global warming, Congresses, Bioclimatology, Biological diversity, Biological diversity conservation
NBS Text Environment & Planning
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly

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