By Edward O. Wilson, Frances M. Peter

This significant publication for scientists and nonscientists alike calls realization to a such a lot pressing worldwide challenge: the quickly accelerating lack of plant and animal species to expanding human inhabitants strain and the calls for of financial improvement. in keeping with a massive convention subsidized through the nationwide Academy of Sciences and the Smithsonian establishment, "Biodiversity" creates a scientific framework for interpreting the matter and looking out for attainable strategies.

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