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Biodiversity and Landscapes : A Paradox of Humanity - Ke Chung Kim

Biodiversity and Landscapes

A Paradox of Humanity

By: Ke Chung Kim (Editor), Robert D. Weaver (Editor)

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Global environmental problems are much worse and more difficult to solve than the public believes. This book is concerned with the paradox that humanity depends on biodiversity and landscape systems for its very 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. 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. The volume shows that the need for a solution is one of the most urgent facing humanity, yet the challenge of solving it is one that will require a major shift in the composite of human values.

"Biodiversity and Landscapes is an ambitious book...The coverage is comprehensive...it is a worthwhile contribution, providing valuable background and fostering understanding of these important topics." D. Scott Slocombe, La Societe Canadienne des Biologistes de l'Environnement

Introduction
Biodiversity and humanity Ke Chung Kim
Human Values and Biodiversity
Thoreau and Leopold on science and values Bryan
Creation Holmes
Biodiversity and ecological justice
Human Processes and Biodiversity
Preindustrial man and environmental degradation
Conserving biological diversity in the face of climate change
We do not want to become extinct: the question of human survival
Germplasm conservation and agriculture
Management of Biodiversity and Landscapes
The paradox of humanity
Biodiversity and landscape management
Making a habit of restoration
Landscapes and management for ecological integrity
Socioeconomics of Biodiversity
Economic valuation of biodiversity
Thinking about the value of biodiversity
Lessons from the aging Amazon frontier
Strategies for Biodiversity Conservation
Market based economic development and an assessment of conflict
Technology and biodiversity conservation
Evaluation of biodiversity for ecological engineering
Urban horticulture: a part of the biodiversity picture
The watchdog role of nongovernmental environmental organizations
Legislative and public agency initiatives in ecosystem and biodiversity conservation
Biodiversity and humanity
Index.
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ISBN: 9780521417891
ISBN-10: 0521417899
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: 23rd March 2015
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.73