Indeed, the detailed information on U. In conjunction with The Nature Conservancy. To buy this book at the lowest price,. The book's 11 chapters include arguments for the importance of biodiversity conservation, descriptions of the techniques used for biodiversity inventories, summaries of the distribution and status of biodiversity in the United States, an overview of major threats to imperiled species drawn largely from , and outlines of the strategies available to promote biodiversity protection in the United States. The intended audience for this book seems to be primarily the interested lay public. Possible loose bindings, highlighting, cocked spine or torn dust jackets.
Here I am reading this excellent book on species conservation and environmental conservation and and the smell of petrochemicals volatilizing from the pages is unreal. Regions harboring exceptional concentrations of imperiled biodiversity range from the Hawaiian Islands and Florida Panhandle to California's central and southern coasts, and from the rivers of southern Appalachia to the deserts and springs around Death Valley. Coton de Tuléar - Bomuldshunden fra Madagaskar er den første bog på dansk om de charmerende, små selskabshunde. But, as this lavishly illustrated and well written book attests there is a great deal of biodiversity in the U. Above all, Precious Heritage is a celebration of the extraordinary biological diversity of the United States. About this Item: Oxford University Press, 2000.
An excellent copy protected in Mylar. Several efforts to identify and protect such landscapes are already underway, and this volume offers a glimpse of these still-emerging blueprints for conserving the full array of the nation's rich natural heritage. Ex-lib with usual markings but minimal wear, protected in mylar. They show that the bumper sticker has it at least partially right: We should think globally, and not forget to act locally. The Geography of Imperilment: Targeting Conservation towards Critical Biodiversity Areas -- 7.
At the same time, these chapters lack some critical parts of the technical apparatus formal statistical tests, for example that would make them useful as primary references for professionals. Biodiversity: Our Precious Heritage -- 2. Kutner 2: Discovering Life in America: Tools and Techniques of Biodiversity Inventory, Bruce A. A beautiful gift for a naturalist or anyone with a conscience. The editors of Precious Heritage, which is the result of a joint project of the Nature Conservancy and the Association for Biodiversity Information, assembled chapters from 28 contributors, who provide an outstanding introduction to the problems and prospects of biodiversity conservation in the United States. Above all, Precious Heritage is a celebration of the extraordinary biological diversity of the United States.
In an effort to make the book accessible to nonprofessionals, every chapter begins with an anecdote illustrating the principles developed in the rest of the chapter. Küchler potential natural vegetation types -- Appendix D. Bean -- Owning up to our responsibilities : who owns lands important for biodiversity? Precious Heritage draws together for the first time a quarter century of information on U. Our customer service is friendly, we answer emails fast, accept returns and work hard to deliver 100% Customer Satisfaction!. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Although a focus on individual imperiled species will often be necessary to stave off impending extinctions, conservation increasingly must be planned for and carried out at larger scales—from ecosystems and landscapes to entire regions.
Similarly, the chapters arguing for the importance of biodiversity within the United States and describing the tools and techniques for biodiversity inventory seem directed more toward nonprofessionals unfamiliar with herbaria, museums, and the Natural Heritage Network than toward the conservation professionals who will be best able to appreciate the sophisticated analyses presented in the book. Precious Heritage Stein Bruce A Kutner Lynn S Adams Jonathan S can be very useful guide, and precious heritage stein bruce a kutner lynn s adams jonathan s play an important role in your products. Safeguarding Our Precious Heritage -- Appendix A: Extinct and missing species of the United States -- Appendix B: State Diversity, Endemism, and Rarity -- Appendix C: Kuchler Potential Natural Vegetation Types -- Appendix D: Principal Sources for the Natural Heritage Central Databases -- Literature Cited. This richly illustrated volume not only documents those aspects of U. Of these, at least 100 plants and animals have disappeared forever and are presumed extinct, while another 439 are missing and feared lost. From the lush forests of Appalachia to the frozen tundra of Alaska, and from the tallgrass prairies of the Midwest to the subtropical rainforests of Hawaii, the United States harbors a remarkable array of ecosystems. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
For species such as salamanders and freshwater turtles, the United States ranks as the global center of diversity. Precious Heritage provides a comprehensive and beautifully illustrated overview of that biological diversity. In terms of style and content, it rests between David Wilcove's, The Condor's Shadow and Terrestrial Ecoregions of North America: A Conservation Assessment by Taylor Ricketts et al. Precious Heritage draws together for the first time a quarter century of information on U. It is a crisis in our own backyards. Some readers may question the book's emphasis on the central importance of the Natural Heritage Network in conservation assessment and planning, but any book with the scope and ambition of this one is sure to reflect the interests and experience of its authors. Biodiversity: What's Threatening Imperiled Species, David S.
The book is well worthy the cost just for the photos and maps. In the future, please print the book using less toxic material. The maps are really noteworthy, because they add a great deal to the book both visually and in terms of understanding the patterns. The book also provides a perspective that allows professional conservation biologists to see their work in a large scale biogeographic framework, and provides some of the data needed to allow scientists to move from writing epitaphs for dying species to proactively conserving diversity. The word biodiversity often conjures up visions of tropical rain forests, and for good reason. State of the States: Geographic Patterns of Diversity, Rarity, and Endemism -- 6. The authors take us through the groups of plants and animals in the U.
Wilson Preface Contributors Participating Institutions Acknowledgements 1: Biodiversity: Our Precious Heritage, Jonathan S. About this Item: Oxford University Press, 2000. Biodiversity: What's Threatening Imperiled Species -- 9. Others may question its focus on the United States when so much remains to be discovered and protected in Central and South America, Africa, Asia, and the islands of the Pacific. Davis 3: A Remarkable Array: Species Diversity in the United States, Bruce A. Contact me before ordering if postal costs are any concern.
Among the nation's other unique biological features are California's coast redwoods, the world's tallest trees, and Nevada's Devils Hole pupfish, which survives in a single ten-by-seventy-foot desert pool, the smallest range of any vertebrate animal. These ecosystems in turn sustain an exceptional variety of plant and animal life. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. This figure, however, includes only those species that scientists have formally studied and named, and may represent fewer than half the plants, animals, and microbes yet to be discovered in the United States. Above all, the book is a celebration of the extraordinary biological diversity of the United States.