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The Diversity of Life

The Diversity of Life Author Edward O. Wilson
ISBN-10 0393319407
Release 1999
Pages 424
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The classic story of how life on Earth evolved and how the diversity of the species is threatened unless whole ecosystems are rescued. Color plates.



Diversity of Life

Diversity of Life Author Lynn Margulis
ISBN-10 0763708623
Release 1999
Pages 248
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This sophisticated coloring book is a beautifully detailed illustration of the world's living diversity. It is written for science students, teachers, and anyone else who is curious about the extraordinary variety of living things that inhabit this planet. It opens with an introduction to the classification systems, distinctions between prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, an introduction to life cycles, Earth history, and an explanation of how to best use this coloring book. The next section is organized by communities in which the organisms live. The final section details the variety of major groupings - phyla - within each kingdom and shows how the organisms in each are distinguished from one other. This coloring book gives a visual understanding of the enormous diversity of life on this planet and will be an enlightening and educational resource for students from a variety of backgrounds.



Evolution and the Diversity of Life

Evolution and the Diversity of Life Author Ernst Mayr
ISBN-10 067427105X
Release 1997
Pages 721
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The diversity of living forms and the unity of evolutionary processes are themes that have permeated the research and writing of Ernst Mayr, a Grand Master of evolutionary biology. The essays collected here are among his most valuable and durable: contributions that form the basis for much of the contemporary understanding of evolutionary biology.



Many the Diversity of Life on Earth

Many  the Diversity of Life on Earth Author Nicola Davies
ISBN-10 9780763694838
Release 2017-11-07
Pages 40
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The more we study the world around us, the more living things we discover every day. The planet is full of millions of species of plants, birds, animals, and microbes, and every single one including us is part of a big, beautiful, complicated pattern. When humans interfere with parts of the pattern, by polluting the air and oceans, taking too much from the sea, and cutting down too many forests, animals and plants begin to disappear. What sort of world would it be if it went from having many types of living things to having just one?



Systematics and the Origin of Species from the Viewpoint of a Zoologist

Systematics and the Origin of Species  from the Viewpoint of a Zoologist Author Ernst Mayr
ISBN-10 0674862503
Release 1942
Pages 334
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Ernst Mayr is perhaps the most distinguished biologist of the twentieth century, and "Systematics and the Origin of Species" may be one of his greatest and most influential books. This classic study, first published in 1942, helped to revolutionize evolutionary biology by offering a new approach to taxonomic principles and correlating the ideas and findings of modern systematics with those of other life science disciplines. This book is one of the foundational documents of the "Evolutionary Synthesis." It is the book in which Mayr pioneered his new concept of species based chiefly on such biological factors as interbreeding and reproductive isolation, taking into account ecology, geography, and life history. In his new introduction for this edition, Mayr reflects on the place of this enduring work in the subsequent history of his field.



The Work of Nature

The Work of Nature Author Yvonne Baskin
ISBN-10 9781597268998
Release 1998-08-01
Pages 282
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"We do not question that flesh and bone and leaf litter will decay to dust, that seeds will sprout season after season and find renewed nourishment in the soil, that rivers can flow endlessly without running dry, that we can breathe a lifetime without depleting the air of oxygen.... What humans have not fully appreciated until recently is that these services are the work of nature, performed by the rich diversity of microbes, plants, and animals on the earth." --from The Work of NatureThe lavish array of organisms known as "biodiversity" is an intricately linked web that makes the earth a uniquely habitable planet. Yet pressures from human activities are destroying biodiversity at an unprecedented rate. How many species can be lost before the ecological systems that nurture life begin to break down?In The Work of Nature, noted science writer Yvonne Baskin examines the threats posed to humans by the loss of biodiversity. She summarizes and explains key findings from the ecological sciences, highlighting examples from around the world where shifts in species have affected the provision of clean air, pure water, fertile soils, lush landscapes, and stable natural communities.As Baskin makes clear, biodiversity is much more than number of species -- it includes the complexity, richness, and abundance of nature at all levels, from the genes carried by local populations to the layout of communities and ecosystems across the landscape. Ecologists are increasingly aware that mankind's wanton destruction of living organisms -- the planet's work force -- threatens to erode our basic life support services. With uncommon grace and eloquence, Baskin demonstrates how and why that is so.Distilling and bringing to life the work of the world's leading ecologists, The Work of Nature is the first book of its kind to clearly explain the practical consequences of declining biodiversity on ecosystem health and function.



Species Richness

Species Richness Author Jonathan Adams
ISBN-10 9783540742784
Release 2010-02-26
Pages 386
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This is a readable, informative and up-to-date account of the patterns and controls on biodiversity. The author describes major trends in species richness, along with uncertainties in current knowledge. The various possible explanations for past and present species patterns are discussed and explained in an even-handed and accessible way. The implications of global climate change and habitat loss are considered, along with current strategies for preserving what we have. This book examines the state of current understanding of species richness patterns and their explanations. As well as the present day world, it deals with diversification and extinction, in the conservation of species richness, and the difficulties of assessing how many species remain to be discovered. The scientifically compelling subject of vegetation-climate interaction is considered in depth. Written in an accessible style, the author offers an up-to-date, rigorous and yet eminently comprehensible overview of the ecology and biogeography of species richness. He departs from the often heavy approach of earlier texts, without sacrificing rigor and depth of information and analysis. Prefacing with the aims of the book, Chapter 1 opens with an explanation of latitudinal gradients, including a description of major features of the striking gradients in species richness, exceptions to the rule, explanations, major theories and field and experimental tests. The following chapter plumbs the depth of time, including the nature of the fossil record, broad timescale diversity patterns, ecosystem changes during mass extinctions and glaciations and their influence on species richness. Chapters 3 and 4 consider hotspots and local scale patterns in species richness while Chapter 5 looks at the limitations and uncertainties on current estimates of richness, the last frontiers of species diversity and the process of identifying new life forms. The last three chapters cover humans and extinctions in history and prehistory, current habitat and global change, including the greenhouse effect, and the race to preserve what we still have, including parks, gene banks and laws.



Origins

Origins Author Joseph Seckbach
ISBN-10 9781402025228
Release 2006-05-07
Pages 709
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In this book forty eminent scientists examine the astrobiological origins of life and the emergence of biodiversity in extreme environments. The coverage includes extremophiles: microbes living in hostile conditions of high temperature, psychrophilic, UV radiation, and halophilic environments. Also discussed are the origin and history of Martian water, and the possible biogeochemistry inside Titan.



Volume 3 Diversity of Life

Volume 3   Diversity of Life Author Cecie Starr
ISBN-10 9781305724792
Release 2015-01-01
Pages 176
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Written by a team of best-selling authors, BIOLOGY: THE UNITY AND DIVERSITY OF LIFE, 14th Edition reveals the biological world in wondrous detail. Packed with eye-catching photos and images, this text shows and tells the fascinating story of life on Earth, and engages readers with hands-on activities that encourage critical thinking. Chapter opening Learning Roadmaps help you focus on the topics that matter most and section-ending Take Home Messages reinforce key concepts. Helpful in-text features include a running glossary, case studies, issue-related essays, linked concepts, self-test questions, data analysis problems, and more. Known for a clear, accessible style, BIOLOGY: THE UNITY AND DIVERSITY OF LIFE, 14th Edition puts the living world of biology under a microscope for readers from all walks of life to analyze, understand, and enjoy! Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



The Value of Life

The Value of Life Author Stephen R. Kellert
ISBN-10 9781559633185
Release 1997-03
Pages 263
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The Value of Life is an exploration of the actual and perceived importance of biological diversity for human beings and society. Stephen R. Kellert identifies ten basic values, which he describes as biologically based, inherent human tendencies that are greatly influenced and moderated by culture, learning, and experience. Drawing on 20 years of original research, he considers: the universal basis for how humans value nature differences in those values by gender, age, ethnicity, occupation, and geographic location how environment-related activities affect values variation in values relating to different species how vlaues vary across cultures policy and management implications Throughout the book, Kellert argues that the preservation of biodiversity is fundamentally linked to human well-being in the largest sense as he illustrates the importance of biological diversity to the human sociocultural and psychological condition.



Biology The Unity and Diversity of Life

Biology  The Unity and Diversity of Life Author Cecie Starr
ISBN-10 9781305544703
Release 2015-01-01
Pages 1024
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Written by a team of best-selling authors, BIOLOGY: THE UNITY AND DIVERSITY OF LIFE, 14th Edition reveals the biological world in wondrous detail. Packed with eye-catching photos and images, this text engages students with applications and activities that encourage critical thinking. Chapter opening Learning Roadmaps help students focus on the topics that matter most and section-ending “Take Home Messages” reinforce key concepts. Helpful in-text features include a running glossary, case studies, issue-related essays, linked concepts, self-test questions, data analysis problems, and more. The accompanying MindTap for Biology is the most engaging and easiest to customize online solution in Biology. Known for a clear, accessible style, BIOLOGY: THE UNITY AND DIVERSITY OF LIFE, 14th Edition puts the living world of biology under a microscope for students to analyze, understand, and enjoy! Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



The Diversity of Life

The Diversity of Life Author Robert Snedden
ISBN-10 1432900382
Release 2007-08-15
Pages 48
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Describes how cells form the building blocks of life, and discusses such topics as the Linnaean system of classification, Darwin's theory of natural selection, genetic mutation, and extinction.



Diversity of life

Diversity of life Author Leonard Bernstein
ISBN-10 0130242047
Release 2004
Pages 168
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Summum Unum The Diversity Of Life

Summum Unum  The Diversity Of Life Author Gebhard Deissler
ISBN-10 9783640794713
Release 2011-01
Pages 32
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Scientific Essay from the year 2010 in the subject Cultural Studies - Miscellaneous, course: Interkulturelles Management, language: English, abstract: The summum really is life itself, nothing can be added to it. Out of its bosom emerges the infinity of diversity. In it all diversity remains united, however diverse it may be. If the manifestations of the one as the many cannot be solved satisfactorily, a return to the one or the memory of the one is necessary to recreate the unity which is still latent in diversity and in which it can remerge and reintegrate and effect individual, social and global integrity. The Supreme One, Summum Unum, call it God, Verbum, Way, Truth or Life reigns supremely over the diversity which it has produced. The rediscovery of life as the universal integrator can be a supreme cultural panacea, simple because all comes from it and is contained in it. Nothing that lives is outside of it. Everything converges in it, has its place in it. The relearning of the way of life itself, the retuning to it naturally integrates the diversity it has produced. All diversity has been, is and will be integrated in life. The more culture comes to the fore, the more life must be affirmed as the unifier of cultural diversity. True diversity management consists in the appropriate management of the one, its effective leverage, because diversity only is its outer appearance.



The Unity and Diversity of Life

The Unity and Diversity of Life Author John Burdon Sanderson Haldane
ISBN-10 UOM:39015059714991
Release 1965
Pages 84
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Diversity of life vertebrates

Diversity of life  vertebrates Author Clarence J. McCoy
ISBN-10 UOM:39076006433861
Release 1968
Pages 118
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Biology

Biology Author Perry
ISBN-10 0534210694
Release 1995-01-01
Pages 515
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