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

Publication Info. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2000]


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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  OVERSIZE 333.95 P923P    Check Shelf
Description xxv, 399 pages : color illustrations, maps (some color) ; 29 cm
Note "A joint project of the Nature Conservancy & Association for Biodiversity Information."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [347]-366).
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 -- 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: Küchler potential natural vegetation types -- Appendix D. Principal sources for U. S. species names in the Natural Heritage central databases.
Subject Biodiversity conservation -- United States.
Biodiversity -- United States.
Added Author Stein, Bruce A., 1955-
Kutner, Lynn S.
Adams, Jonathan S., 1961-
Nature Conservancy (U.S.)
Association for Biodiversity Information.
ISBN 0195125193 alkaline paper
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