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A comprehensive handbook on biodiversity

  • Author(s): A K Ghosh
  • Size: 140 mm × 210 mm
  • Pages: 266
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Weight: 350 gms
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 9788179931653
  • Cover Price:

    Rs.395.00 / US $25.00

  • Special Price: Rs. 356.00 / US $23.00

Book Details

'Biodiversity' is becoming the keyword for sustaining human society and the ecosystem. The impacts of development on biological diversity, over exploitation of resources of commercial value, changes in land use and land cover, and fragmentation of habitats have led to fastest rate of decline in biodiversity in the 20th Century. This publication provides an insight into the concept of biodiversity, its value and uses, aspects of conservation of material and traditional knowledge, the linkage between ethnic communities and biodiversity, and several other topics of interest in a lucid and user-friendly manner.

Key Features

    • Content presented in a structured manner for better comprehension and retention
    • Simple and lucid language
    • Visually appealing photographs to better elucidate the text
    • Insightful, absorbing, and full of valuable knowledge
    • Equally useful for scholars and general readers. Can be used both as a summer reading experience or acquaint students with the syllabus in an informal manner

Table of Contents

    • Biodiversity and its origin
    • Biodiversity: global versus local
    • Biodiversity in land and water
    • Mountains to oceans
    • Agricultural biodiversity
    • Diversity in domesticated animals
    • Microbial diversity
    • Megadiverse countries and hot spots
    • Projecting biodiversity
    • Biodiversity and civil society
    • Tribal culture and biodiversity
    • Value of biodiversity
    • Business in biodiversity
    • Biodiversity and biotechnology
    • Threats in biodiversity
    • Human society and loss of biodiversity
    • Global concerns and local efforts
    • Biodiversity and climate change
    • References

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