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Encyclopedia of Biodiversity

Encyclopedia of Biodiversity

Encyclopedia of Biodiversity

  • By: Stanley A. Rice

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ISBN: 9788130926766

Bind: Hardbound

Year: 2017

Pages: 616

Size: 216 x 279 mm

Publisher: Facts On File Inc.

Published in India by: Viva Books

Exclusive Distributors: Viva Books

Sales Territory: India, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka


 “ ...a thorough and informative work...provide[s] accessible information...There is simply no other work that compares to this...libraries will welcome such a well-researched title... “
— Booklist

 “ Fulfilling educational benchmarks identified by the National Academy of Sciences, this encyclopedia is an excellent choice for both public and academic libraries. Recommended. “
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Biodiversity and ecology are founded in evolutionary science. In order to understand why species of organisms occupy different parts of the world, it is important to comprehend how they evolved.

Encyclopedia of Biodiversity examines this evolutionary framework with the help of more than 150 cross-referenced entries and five essays averaging at least 2,000 words each. Teachers can use these entries •  •  • grouped by topic •  •  • to meet many of the science education goals. Written by a leading expert in the field, this comprehensive, full-color encyclopedia makes information about groups of organisms (from bacteria to mammals) and about ecological concepts and processes (such as biogeography and ecological succession) clearly and readily available to students and the general public. Tables at the end of each entry have a consistent structure, allowing readers to see how environmental conditions and biodiversity have changed through evolutionary time.

Entries include:
 •  Acid rain and fog • Biodiversity in the Jurassic period • Darwin's finches • Gal •  • pagos Islands • Peter and Rosemary Grant • Life in bogs • Natural selection • Population genetics
 •  Seedless plants • Tropical rainforests and deforestation • Alfred Russel Wallace.


Entries A-Z
 • Why are there So Many Species
 • Ghosts of Biodiversity Past
 • ecosystem Services: Public or Private costs
 • life of earth: Portrait of a Beautiful, Middle-aged, Stressed-Out Planet
 • if Humans Vanished . . .
i. Chronology
ii. Glossary
iii. Further Resources
iv. Classification


About the Author: 

Stanley A. Rice, Ph.D., is professor of biology in the department of biological sciences at Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant. His current research involves evolutionary ecology, and he has published articles in such peer-reviewed journals as the American Journal of Botany and American Biology Teacher. He has made numerous presentations to scientific societies and is the author of Viva - Facts On File's acclaimed Encyclopedia of Evolution.


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