By Ke Chung Kim (editor), Robert D. Weaver (editor)
Worldwide environmental difficulties are even more critical and intricate than some of the public think. This ebook explores the ambiguity of humanity's dependence on biodiversity and panorama platforms for survival whereas concurrently putting a huge rigidity at the life of those typical platforms. major individuals to the fields of biodiversity conservation, ecology, economics, entomology, forestry, heritage, panorama administration, philosophy and sociology draw from their distinct disciplinary views to contemplate the origins, bases and attainable recommendations to this urgent challenge. the amount exhibits that the necessity for an answer is without doubt one of the such a lot pressing dealing with humanity, but the problem of fixing it's one who would require an immense shift within the composite of human values.
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