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Climate Change and Biodiversity

Climate Change and Biodiversity
 

Discusses what is now known about the effects of climate change on the natural world. This book examines trends in and projections about climate change; ways that particular organisms are responding to climate change; conservation challenges, including social and policy issues; a... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780300119800
Barcode 9780300119800
Published 15 August 2006 by Yale University Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, illustrated edition
Author(s) Edited by Lovejoy, Thomas E., III
Edited by Hannah, Lee
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ISBN-13 9780300119800
ISBN-10 0300119801
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Yale University Press
Imprint Yale University Press
Publication Date 15 August 2006
International Publication Date 11 July 2006
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, illustrated edition
Edition illustrated edition
Author(s) Edited by Lovejoy, Thomas E., III
Edited by Hannah, Lee
Category Meteorology
Global Warming
Number of Pages 440
Dimensions Width: 178mm
Height: 254mm
Spine: 20mm
Weight 885g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Geography & Earth Science: Textbooks & Study Guides
ONIX Text General/trade;Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 577.22
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Leading researchers discuss what is now known about the effects of climate change on the natural world. They examine recent trends in and projections about climate change; ways that particular organisms are responding to climate change; conservation challenges, including social and policy issues; and more. This book will be a milestone in the emerging discipline of climate change biology. No issue is more important for the global environment; the impressive line-up of experts here gives it definitive coverage. --Edward O. Wilson, Harvard University A well-written treatise on the past, present, and future effects of climate change on plant and animal biodiversity. . . . It is destined to become a classic. -- Choice

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Climate Change and Biodiversity provides the up-to-the-minute overview of this complex global interaction. It is a book of monumental importance to present to future generations and is a keystone work for science, policy and public understanding alike. Anyone concerned about the future of our planet and humanity needs this book. Bruce Babbitt, former U.S. Secretary of the Interior A well-written treatise on the past, present, and future effects of climate change on plant and animal biodiversity... It is destined to become a classic. Choice This book makes a timely contribution in an important area. It is the only up-to-date, comprehensive, single book that covers the field of biodiversity in the context of climate change. Brian Walker, CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems, Canberra This book will be a milestone in the emerging discipline of climate change biology. No issue is more important for the global environment; the impressive line-up of experts here gives it definitive coverage. Edward O. Wilson, Harvard University

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Author's Bio

Thomas E. Lovejoy is president of the H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics and the Environment. He coedited the groundbreaking and critically acclaimed Global Warming and Biological Diversity, published in 1992. Lee Hannah is senior climate change biologist, Center for Applied Biodiversity Science, Conservation International.

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