Biodiversity and Landscapes: A Paradox of Humanity (Paperback)

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By Ke Chung Kim (Editor), Robert D. Weaver (Editor)
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Global environmental problems are much more severe and complex than many of the public believe. This book explores the paradox of humanity's dependence on biodiversity and landscape systems for survival while simultaneously placing an enormous stress on the existence of these natural systems. Leading contributors to the fields of biodiversity conservation, ecology, economics, entomology, forestry, history, landscape management, philosophy and sociology draw from their unique disciplinary perspectives to consider the origins, bases and possible solutions to this pressing problem. The volume shows that the need for a solution is one of the most urgent facing humanity, yet the challenge of solving it is one that will require a major shift in the composite of human values.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780521119337
ISBN-10: 0521119332
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: September 17th, 2009
Pages: 448
Language: English