Authors:Jonathan E.M Baillie, Craig Hilton-Taylor, Simon N S
Publisher: World Conservation Union
Keywords: species, iucn, paper, survival, commission, occasional, global, red, list, threatened, assessment
Number of Pages: 191
Published: 2004-01-01
List price: $37.00
ISBN-10: 2831708265
ISBN-13: 9782831708263

This analysis of the information contained in the 2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species provides an insight into the status and trends of the world’s species of plants and animals, with a focus on those at greatest risk of extinction. The publication highlights the taxonomic groups and species that are at the greatest risk of extinction; recent documented extinctions; trends in the status of threatened species, including the new Red List Index; regions of the world where threatened species tend to be found; the threats that are driving species towards extinction; the social and economic c

Author: Jody Hey
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Keywords: species, cause, problem, cognitive, evolutionary, categories, genes
Number of Pages: 240
Published: 2001-07-19
List price: $75.00
ISBN-10: 0195144775
ISBN-13: 9780195144772

In Genes, Categories and Species, Jody Hey provides an enlightening new solution to one of biology’s most ironic and perplexing puzzles. When Darwin showed that life evolves, and that it does so by natural selection, he transformed our understanding of living things. But the very question Darwin addressed-the nature of species-continues to pose an awkward conundrum for biologists. Despite enormous efforts by a great many scholars, biologists still cannot agree on how to identify species or even how to define the word "species." Genes, Categories, and Species is not like other books on

Author: John S. Wilkins
Publisher: University of California Press
Keywords: species, systematics, history, idea
Number of Pages: 320
Published: 2009-09-08
List price: $49.95
ISBN-10: 0520260856
ISBN-13: 9780520260856

The complex idea of "species" has evolved over time, yet its meaning is far from resolved. This comprehensive work takes a fresh look at an idea central to the field of biology by tracing its history from antiquity to today. John S. Wilkins explores the essentialist view, a staple of logic from Plato and Aristotle through the Middle Ages to fairly recent times, and considers the idea of species in natural history--a concept often connected to reproduction. Tracing "generative conceptions" of species back through Darwin to Epicurus, Wilkins provides a new perspective on the relationship between

Author: William Z., Jr. Lidicker
Publisher: World Conservation Union
Keywords: species, iucn, papers, survival, commission, occasional, concern, world, survey, conservation, rodents
Number of Pages: 64
Published: 1989-02
List price: $15.00
ISBN-10: 288032971X
ISBN-13: 9782880329716

Author: Ernst Mayr
Publisher: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press
Keywords: species, evolution, press, belknap, abridgment, populations
Number of Pages: 453
Published: 1970-01-01
List price: $36.00
ISBN-10: 0674690133
ISBN-13: 9780674690134

Representative of the international acclaim accorded Ernst Mayr’s Animal Species and Evolution, published in 1963, is Sir Julian Huxley’s description of it as "a magistral book... certainly the most important study of evolution that has appeared in many years--perhaps since the publication of The Origin of Species." In his extraordinary book, Mr. Mayr fully explored, synthesized, and evaluated man’s knowledge about the nature of animal species and the part they play in the process of evolution. Now, in this long-awaited abridged edition, Mr. Mayr’s definitive work

Authors:Sub Ramamoorthy, E.G. Baddaloo, Sita Ramamoorthy,
Publisher: CRC-Press
Keywords: species, volume, mammalian, avian, biological, chemical, toxicity, profiles, handbook
Number of Pages: 416
Published: 1995-11-30
List price: $139.95
ISBN-10: 1566700140
ISBN-13: 9781566700146

The two volumes comprising this new handbook provide a unique resource for studies involving toxicity profiles in aquatic, avian, and mammalian species. The arrangement of material in alphabetical order by species allows the reader straightforward access to information on the effects of chemicals on various life forms. For each group of species, the acute and chronic (short- and long-term) toxicity data are arranged in descending order, enabling the reader to evaluate the relative toxicity of chemicals for any given species. This arrangement of data also indicates the relative importance of ex

Author: Delivering Alien Invasive Species
Publisher: Springer
Keywords: springer, series, invasion, ecology, nature, invading, alien, species, europe, handbook
Number of Pages: 400
Published: 2008-12-05
List price: $149.00
ISBN-10: 1402082797
ISBN-13: 9781402082795

Biological invasions by alien (non-native) species are widely recognized as a significant component of human-caused global environmental change and the second most important cause of biodiversity decline. Alien species threaten many European ecosystems and have serious environmental, economic and health impacts. The DAISIE (Delivering Alien Invasive Species Inventories for Europe) project has now brought together all available information on alien species in Europe (terrestrial, aquatic and marine) and from all taxa (fungi, plants, animals). Thus for the first time, an overview and assessment
  
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