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Published: 03 May 2016

476 Pages

ISBN: 9781605354736

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An Introduction to Conservation Biology

Richard B. Primack and Anna Sher

  • Each chapter begins with general ideas and principles, beautifully illustrated in full color with diverse examples from the current literature.
  • Chapters end with summaries, an annotated list of suggested readings, discussion questions, and extensive summary statements in the text margins, as study aids.
  • Throughout, the authors maintain a focus on the active role that scientists, local people, conservation organizations, government, and the general public play in protecting biodiversity, even while providing for human needs.

New to this Edition:

  • Using the chapter framework of A Primer of Conservation Biology, Fifth Edition as a springboard, the authors added three chapters focused on population biology conservation tools (Chapter 7), restoration ecology (Chapter 10), and the future of conservation (Chapter 12).
  • Sustainable development, ex situ conservation, and other key topics have been expanded and updated with hundreds of new examples, explanations, citations, and figures to enhance learning and excitement for the subject.
  • Mining her experience teaching conservation biology with Dr. Primacks texts for over a decade, Dr. Sher has fine-tuned the presentation of difficult concepts, particularly in economics and politics.
  • Coverage of recent conservation biology events in the newssuch as the poaching of Cecil the lion, the first papal encyclical on the environment, and the international Paris Accord on climate changekeeps the content fresh and current.

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