Presenting key information and well-selected examples, this student-friendly volume carefully integrates the science of conservation biology with its implications for ethics, law, policy and economics. In addition to rigorous examination of the scientific theory supporting conservation biology and its applications, this unique book includes a number of features which set it apart from others. These include its chapters on aquatic conservation, landscape ecology, and ecosystem management, and its direct explanation and invitation to students on how to enter the work of conservation as a professional and personal vocation.
Aimed primarily at undergraduates studying courses in conservation and conservation biology, this book will also be useful to practicing conservationists and natural resource managers.
From the reviews of the second edition:
"This book ... give a unified approach to an interdisciplinary subject, discussing the historical, ethical, economical, and ecological basis of conservation biology. ... The overall mission of the textbook to provide undergraduates with a stimulating and accessible text is executed with great success. ... it finds a wide readership and is present in libraries of colleges and research institutes." (Mark Young, British Ecological Society, Vol. 39 (4), 2008)
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 478
Published: 29th February 2008
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 29.21 x 21.59
Weight (kg): 1.52
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised