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The Resource Fragile web : what next for nature?, edited by Jonathan Silvertown ; authors, Joanna Freeland [and others]

Fragile web : what next for nature?, edited by Jonathan Silvertown ; authors, Joanna Freeland [and others]

Label
Fragile web : what next for nature?
Title
Fragile web
Title remainder
what next for nature?
Statement of responsibility
edited by Jonathan Silvertown ; authors, Joanna Freeland [and others]
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Making clear why the future of biodiversity matters, this book unites a team of international experts to explore the wonder of the natural world. This book explains what biodiversity is and explores its evolution from 3.5 billion years ago to the present day. It discusses the importance of the world's ecosystems and how directly or indirectly humans are responsible for the fate of nature. It also examines what can be done to protect the natural world and why it matters. This book is a timely snapshot of the state of life on Earth
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
Dewey number
577
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QH541.15.B56
LC item number
F73 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Silvertown, Jonathan W
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Biodiversity
  • Ecology
  • Environmental degradation
Label
Fragile web : what next for nature?, edited by Jonathan Silvertown ; authors, Joanna Freeland [and others]
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Origins of Biodiversity. Biodiversity and us -- Life's long and chequered career -- Evolution's atlas -- What is a species? -- Genes, genes, genes. -- Ecology: Function. The web of nature -- What has biodiversity ever done for us? -- Valued landscapes -- Nature in the city -- Life in freshwater. -- Fate: Threats and Solutions. Going, going, gone: the sixth extinction -- The exhaustible sea -- Climate change -- Invasion planet Earth -- What next for nature?
Control code
531718902
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
192 pages
Isbn
9780226757810
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010007697
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), color maps
System control number
(OCoLC)531718902
Label
Fragile web : what next for nature?, edited by Jonathan Silvertown ; authors, Joanna Freeland [and others]
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Origins of Biodiversity. Biodiversity and us -- Life's long and chequered career -- Evolution's atlas -- What is a species? -- Genes, genes, genes. -- Ecology: Function. The web of nature -- What has biodiversity ever done for us? -- Valued landscapes -- Nature in the city -- Life in freshwater. -- Fate: Threats and Solutions. Going, going, gone: the sixth extinction -- The exhaustible sea -- Climate change -- Invasion planet Earth -- What next for nature?
Control code
531718902
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
192 pages
Isbn
9780226757810
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010007697
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), color maps
System control number
(OCoLC)531718902

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