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Biosphere

Earth's astonishing diversity of life—in coral reefs, Arctic tundra, tropical rainforests, deep-sea hot springs, and many others—is amazing for its beauty and for the ecosystem services it provides. P… (See Below for Full Description)
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Earth's astonishing diversity of life—in coral reefs, Arctic tundra, tropical rainforests, deep-sea hot springs, and many others—is amazing for its beauty and for the ecosystem services it provides. People, however, exploit organisms and ecosystems for food, clothing, shelter, medicines, and fuel, damaging or destroying many ecosystems. As a result of human activities, species' extinctions are occurring at a rate 10 to 100 times faster than in the planet's recent history. Biosphere candidly explores these pressing issues in a clear, accessible format. The information covered in this eye-opening new book discusses how ecosystems must be set aside, habitats restored, and global warming thwarted. Readers will learn how organisms can be saved in their native habitats or in zoos, or their genes can be preserved in freezers.

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ISBN-13 978-0-8160-6219-5
ISBN-10 816062196
eBook ISBN 978-1-4381-0563-5
Bundle Options Individual
Language English
Publisher Infobase Learning
From the Series Our Fragile Planet
Author Dana Desonie, Ph.D.
Publication Date 11/1/2007
Book's Binding Hardcover
Imprint Chelsea House
Specifications Full-color photographs and illustrations. Sidebars. Glossary. Further reading. Web sites. Index.
Available Formats Print & eBook

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