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Biodiversity and Landscapes

Biodiversity and Landscapes
A Paradox of Humanity

Ke Chung Kim, Robert D. Weaver, Bryan G. Norton, Holmes Rolston III, Eric Katz, William T. Sanders, David Webster, Robert L. Peters, Norman Myers, Garrison Wilkes, Eugene Hargrove, Zev Naveh, Leslie Sauer, James Karr, Alan Randall, Christopher F. Uhl, Adalberto Verissimo, Paulo Barreto, Marli Maria Mattos, Recardo Tarifa, John Cairns, Jr, Howard T. Odum, Harold Tukey, M. Rupert Cutler, Michael J. Bean
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  • Date Published: August 1994
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521417891

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  • This book is concerned with the paradox that humanity depends on biodiversity and landscape systems for its survival, yet, at the same time, the current burden of humanity's use of living resources places the existence of these natural systems at risk. The role of human values, technological society and social and political processes in the creation and solution of the paradox are explored in this volume, whose origins lie in an international discussion meeting held at the PennState Center for BioDiversity Research. Leading contributors to the fields of biodiversity conservation, ecology, economics, entomology, forestry, history, landscape management, philosophy and sociology draw from their unique disciplinary perspectives to consider the origins, bases and possible solutions to this pressing problem.

    • Contributors drawn from a wide variety of disciplines
    • Biodiversity a hot topic
    • Solutions to some of these pressing problems are discussed
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    • Date Published: August 1994
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521417891
    • length: 448 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 29 mm
    • weight: 0.73kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Introduction:
    1. Biodiversity and humanity Ke Chung Kim and Robert D. Weaver
    Part II. Human Values and Biodiversity:
    2. Thoreau and Leopold on science and values Bryan G. Norton
    3. Creation Holmes Rolston III
    4. Biodiversity and ecological justice Eric Katz
    Part III. Human Processes and Biodiversity:
    5. Preindustrial man and environmental degradation William T. Sanders and David Webster
    6. Conserving biological diversity in the face of climate change Robert L. Peters
    7. We do not want to become extinct: the question of human survival Norman Myers
    8. Germplasm conservation and agriculture Garrison Wilkes
    Part IV. Management of Biodiversity and Landscapes:
    9. The paradox of humanity Eugene Hargrove
    10. Biodiversity and landscape management Zev Naveh
    11. Making a habit of restoration Leslie Sauer
    12. Landscapes and management for ecological integrity James Karr
    Part V. Socioeconomics of Biodiversity:
    13. Economic valuation of biodiversity Robert D. Weaver
    14. Thinking about the value of biodiversity Alan Randall
    15. Lessons from the aging Amazon frontier Christopher F. Uhl, Adalberto Verissimo, Paulo Barreto, Marli Maria Mattos and Recardo Tarifa
    Part VI. Strategies for Biodiversity Conservation:
    16. Market based economic development and an assessment of conflict Robert D. Weaver
    17. Technology and biodiversity conservation John Cairns, Jr
    18. Evaluation of biodiversity for ecological engineering Howard T. Odum
    19. Urban horticulture: a part of the biodiversity picture Harold Tukey
    20. The watchdog role of nongovernmental environmental organizations M. Rupert Cutler
    21. Legislative and public agency initiatives in ecosystem and biodiversity conservation Michael J. Bean
    22. Biodiversity and humanity Robert D. Weaver and Ke Chung Kim
    Index.

  • Editors

    Ke Chung Kim, Pennsylvania State University

    Robert D. Weaver, Pennsylvania State University

    Contributors

    Ke Chung Kim, Robert D. Weaver, Bryan G. Norton, Holmes Rolston III, Eric Katz, William T. Sanders, David Webster, Robert L. Peters, Norman Myers, Garrison Wilkes, Eugene Hargrove, Zev Naveh, Leslie Sauer, James Karr, Alan Randall, Christopher F. Uhl, Adalberto Verissimo, Paulo Barreto, Marli Maria Mattos, Recardo Tarifa, John Cairns, Jr, Howard T. Odum, Harold Tukey, M. Rupert Cutler, Michael J. Bean

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