A follow-up to the 1988 landmark volume, Biodiversity II updates readers on what is known about the world's species and what remains to be identified. New strategies for quantifying, understanding, and protecting biodiversity are explored.
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is an appealing and richly informative book."
"Since the book is intended to reach a wide audience it is pleasantly jargon-free yet still filled with important data and conclusions regarding the biodiversity crisis. It should prove an invaluable resource to anyone working on conservation and biodiversity issues."
-- Georgia Journal of Ecological Anthropology
"E.O. Wilson and his colleagues have done it again. Anyone interested in what arguably is the single most important human problem, the loss of our biological capital, will want to own this book."
-- Paul Ehrlich, Bing Professor of Population Studies, Department of Biology, Stanford University
"An important and highly influential volume."
-- Peter Raven, Director, Missouri Botanical Garden
"Eight years ago, Biodiversity
helped sound the alarm that we are in the midst of a global biodiversity crisis--a modern day "sixth extinction." Now Biodiversity II
takes us to the next step, outlining the strategies necessary to stem the tide of this mass extinction event. In its pages we learn how far we have come--and where we still need to go to salvage the precious living resources of planet Earth."
-- Niles Eldredge, Curator, Department of Invertebrates, The American Museum of Natural History
"This is a substantial and scholarly contribution to the biodiversity literature."
-- Michael H. Robinson, Director, National Zoological Park
"...of interest to both experts and the general reader."
-- Biological Abstracts/RRM
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