Protection of Global Biodiversity: Converging Strategies (Paperback)
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Protection of Global Biodiversity: Converging Strategies (Paperback)

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Paperback 440 Pages / Published: 18/06/1998
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The rate of extinction of biological species is greater today than at any time in the last 65 million years. Some predict that if this rate continues, two-thirds of all living species will disappear during the next century. Because reaching consensus on specific courses of action involves complex issues, any adequate response to this impending crisis must include coverage of many areas of inquiry and understanding. Protection of Global Biodiversity features essays by distinguished international experts who communicate with each other across disciplinary boundaries to address the challenge of formulating policies to protect biodiversity.
Although the global community has recently adopted a Convention of Biological Diversity, the agreement sets forth only abstract goals. Contributors to this volume advance the Convention's initial steps by providing workable solutions that can be implemented regionally, nationally, and locally. The contributors-including natural, social, and political scientists; economists; lawyers; and environmentalists; and decisionmakers in business, agriculture, and government-have united to create a common discourse and to evaluate and propose strategies for halting this alarming loss of biodiversity. In recognizing the diverse aspects of this task-scientific, economic, institutional, moral, and legal-this book presents a new picture of emerging action.

Contributors. S. James Anaya, Gregory Benford, Graciela Chichilnisky, S. Todd Crider, Yvonne Cripps, Robert T. Fraley, Anil K. Gupta, Lakshman D. Guruswamy, G. M. Heal, Brent Hendricks, Robert B. Horsch, Laura L. Jackson, Annie Lovejoy, Ariel E. Lugo, Jeffrey A. McNeely, Brian G. Norton, Elinor Ostrom, Peter H. Raven, John W. Reid, Walter V. Reid, Mark Sagoff, Roger A. Sedgo, R. David Simpson, Ana Sittenfeld, Christopher D. Stone, Gary H. Toenniessen

Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822321880
Number of pages: 440
Weight: 744 g
Dimensions: 152 x 229 x 33 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Many passionate, inspiring appeals to `save' the environment offer no clue as to how it should be accomplished. This book, therefore, is a significant contribution to understanding the magnitude of the problem and the obstacles to its solution."-Lynton Keith Caldwell, Indiana University
"This book covers an enormous span of issues and disciplinary perspectives. Especially welcome is the authors' efforts to address the moral and ethical aspects of this important topic."-Walter A. Rosenbaum, University of Florida
"This collection covers an impressive range of -a great deal of information not readily available is finally concentrated in one place. And it is presented by an unusual and successful mix of practitioners and theorists, policymakers and academics, natural scientists and humanities scholars."-Benedict Kingsbury, Duke University School of Law

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