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Precious heritage [electronic resource] : the status of biodiversity in the United States / edited by Bruce A. Stein, Lynn S. Kutner, Jonathan S. Adams ; graphics by Nicole S. Rousmaniere.

Contributor(s): Stein, Bruce A, 1955- | Kutner, Lynn S | Adams, Jonathan S, 1961- | Nature Conservancy (U.S.) | Association for Biodiversity Information.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2000Description: 1 online resource (xxv, 399 p.) : col. ill., maps (some col.).ISBN: 9780198028963 (electronic bk.); 0198028962 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Biodiversity conservation -- United States | Biological diversity -- United States | Biodiversit�e -- Conservation -- �Etats-Unis | SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Biological Diversity | NATURE -- Animals -- WildlifeGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Precious heritage.DDC classification: 333.95/160973 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Biodiversity : our precious heritage / Jonathan S. Adams, Bruce A. Stein, Lynn S. Kutner -- Discovering life in America : tools and techniques of biodiversity inventory / Bruce A. Stein, Frank W. Davis -- A remarkable array : species diversity in the United States / Bruce A. Stein ... [et al.] -- Vanishing assets : conservation status of U.S. species / Lawrence L. Master ... [et al.] -- State of the states : geographic patterns of diversity, rarity, and endemism / Bruce A. Stein ... [et al.] -- The geography of imperilment : targeting conservation toward critical biodiversity areas / Stephen J. Chaplin ... [et al.] -- More than the sum of the parts : diversity and status of ecological systems / Mark T. Bryer ... [et al.] -- Leading threats to biodiversity : what's imperiling U.S. species / David S. Wilcove ... [et al.] -- Strategies for biodiversity protection / Michael J. Bean -- Owning up to our responsibilities : who owns lands important for biodiversity? / Craig R. Groves ... [et al.] -- Safeguarding our precious heritage / Mark L. Shaffer, Bruce A. Stein -- Appendix A. Extinct and missing species of the United States -- Appendix B. State diversity, endemism, and rarity --Appendix C. K�uchler potential natural vegetation types -- Appendix D. Principal sources for U.S. species names in the Natural Heritage central databases.
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"A joint project of the Nature Conservancy & Association for Biodiversity Information."

Includes bibliographical references (p. [347]-366).

Biodiversity : our precious heritage / Jonathan S. Adams, Bruce A. Stein, Lynn S. Kutner -- Discovering life in America : tools and techniques of biodiversity inventory / Bruce A. Stein, Frank W. Davis -- A remarkable array : species diversity in the United States / Bruce A. Stein ... [et al.] -- Vanishing assets : conservation status of U.S. species / Lawrence L. Master ... [et al.] -- State of the states : geographic patterns of diversity, rarity, and endemism / Bruce A. Stein ... [et al.] -- The geography of imperilment : targeting conservation toward critical biodiversity areas / Stephen J. Chaplin ... [et al.] -- More than the sum of the parts : diversity and status of ecological systems / Mark T. Bryer ... [et al.] -- Leading threats to biodiversity : what's imperiling U.S. species / David S. Wilcove ... [et al.] -- Strategies for biodiversity protection / Michael J. Bean -- Owning up to our responsibilities : who owns lands important for biodiversity? / Craig R. Groves ... [et al.] -- Safeguarding our precious heritage / Mark L. Shaffer, Bruce A. Stein -- Appendix A. Extinct and missing species of the United States -- Appendix B. State diversity, endemism, and rarity --Appendix C. K�uchler potential natural vegetation types -- Appendix D. Principal sources for U.S. species names in the Natural Heritage central databases.

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