Biodiversity: Przewalski's Horse, Edna's Trillium, the Giant Squid, and Over 1.5 Million Other Species

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April 2005



Biodiversity is a collection of essays on taxonomy, palaeobiology, evolution, biogeography, population biology, ecology (micro- and macro-), conservation biology, and other sub-disciplines that make up the study of the diversity of life on earth. Empirical rather than theoretical, these essays draw strongly upon the author's observations and travels during thirty years of fieldwork as a naturalist in North America and Asia.


Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Introduction Chapter 3 TAXONOMY: Animal, Mineral, or Vegetable? Or Did King Phillip Call Out Four Gallant Soldiers? Chapter 4 BIODIVERSITY: An Inordinate Fondness for Beetles: The Variety of Life on Earth Chapter 5 PALEOBIOLOGY: Large, Winged Creatures, Seamonsters, and Dinosaurs Chapter 6 BIOGEOGRAPHY: Polar Bears and Penguins Chapter 7 EVOLUTION Chapter 8 POPULATION BIOLOGY: Size, Age, Death, and Life History Chapter 9 MICROECOLOGY: Territoriality, Sex, and Coexistence Chapter 10 MACROECOLOGY: The Big Picture Chapter 11 CONSERVATION BIOLOGY: Abundance Challenged Chapter 12 WHAT A PIECE OF WORK IS MAN? Chapter 13 Sources and Further Reading Chapter 14 Index


L.L. Gaddy is a field-trained naturalist who holds a Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Georgia. He is president of terra incognita, an environmental consulting firm based in Columbia, South Carolina.
EAN: 9780761830894
ISBN: 0761830898
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: April 2005
Seitenanzahl: 162 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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