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Published: 09 May 2014

603 Pages

ISBN: 9781605352893

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Essentials of Conservation Biology

Sixth Edition

Richard B. Primack

  • The book is beautifully illustrated and written in clear, non-technical language, making it well-suited for undergraduate courses.
  • Each chapter begins with general ideas and principles, which are illustrated with choice examples from the current literature.
  • The most instructive examples are discussed in boxes highlighting projects, species, and issues of particular significance.
  • Chapters end with summaries, an annotated list of suggested readings, and discussion questions.

New to this Edition:

  • Coverage of the latest information available on a number of topics, including the expanding system of marine protected areas and linkages between conservation and global change.
  • New approaches culled from the recent literature on topics such as citizen science, aerial drones in conservation management, the economic value of wild pollinators, the use of environmental DNA (eDNA) in aquatic environments, and payments for ecosystem servicesare highlighted.
  • The full-color illustration program has been updated.
  • Major points from the text have been highlighted as sidebars and serve as useful study aids.

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