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Life on Earth: An Encyclopedia of Biodiversity, Ecology, and Evolution
By Niles Eldredge (editor)
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Publisher Abc-Clio Inc
Publication date December 1, 2002
Pages 800
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781576072868
ISBN-10 157607286X
Dimensions 2 by 7 by 10 in.
Weight 3 lbs.
Original list price $191.00
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Provides a current assessment of the world's ecosystems, including coverage of all plant and animal life, analysis of species moving towards extinction, and data on human population growth. (view table of contents)
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An examination of nature's extraordinary biological diversity and the human activities that threaten it.


• 200+ A–Z detailed entries on Earth's ecosystems, major groups of organisms, threats to biodiversity, and academic disciplines related to the study of biodiversity

• Contributions from 50 recognized authorities from the fields of anthropology, biology, botany, earth science, ecology, evolution, and more

• 150 photographs of key people, animals, and organisms; line drawings; tables, charts, and graphs including the major families of birds, the effects of agricultural intensity on biodiversity, and the number of years needed to add each billion to the world's population

• Four major overview essays explaining what biodiversity is, why it is important, how it is threatened, and the Sixth Global Extinction



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from Abc-Clio Inc (February 1, 2003)
9781576077443 | details & prices | 793 pages | List price $200.00
About: Provides a current assessment of the world's ecosystems, including coverage of all plant and animal life, analysis of species moving towards extinction, and data on human population growth.
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from Abc-Clio Inc (December 1, 2002)
9781576072868 | details & prices | 800 pages | 7.00 × 10.00 × 2.00 in. | 3.95 lbs | List price $191.00
About: Provides a current assessment of the world's ecosystems, including coverage of all plant and animal life, analysis of species moving towards extinction, and data on human population growth.

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