eBook Encyclopedia Of Biodiversity, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1438137796
  • ISBN-13: 9781438137797
  • DDC: 578.703
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 616 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released September 2012
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Overview

Examines why species of organisms occupy different parts of the world, and why it is important to comprehend how they evolved.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
Contents.
Acknowledgments.
Introduction.
The National Science Education Standards.
1: Acid Rain and Fog.
2: Adaptation.
3: Adaptive Radiation.
4: Agriculture.
5: Amphibians.
6: Animals.
7: Archaea.
8: Arthropods.
9: Bacteria.
10: Bates, Henry Walter (1825–1892) British Naturalist.
11: Biodiversity, Concept of.
12: Biodiversity, Patterns of.
13: Biodiversity, Quantification of.
14: Biodiversity, Resources for Agriculture.
15: Biodiversity, Resources for Medicine.
16: Biogeochemical Cycles.
17: Biogeography.
18: Biological Classification.
19: Biomagnification.
20: Biomimicry.
21: Bioremediation.
22: Birds.
23: Bogs, Life in.
24: Boreal and Subalpine Forests.
25: Cambrian Explosion.
26: Cambrian Period, Biodiversity in.
27: Camouflage and Mimicry.
28: Carbon Cycle.
29: Carboniferous Period, Biodiversity in.
30: Carnivorous Plants.
31: Carson, Rachel Louise (1907–1964) American Biologist.
32: Cladistics.
33: Cloud Forests.
34: Coevolution.
35: Commensalism.
36: Communities, Ecological.
37: Competition, Ecological.
38: Conifers.
39: Conservation Biology.
40: Continental Shelves, Biodiversity on.
41: Convergence.
42: Coral Reefs.
43: Cretaceous Extinction.
44: Cretaceous Period, Biodiversity in.
45: Crustaceans.
46: Cultural Diversity.
47: Darwin, Charles (1809-1882) British Evolutionary Scientist.
48: Darwin’s Finches.
49: Decomposers.
50: Deep Oceans, Biodiversity in.
51: Deserts, Cool.
52: Deserts, Polar.
53: Deserts, Warm.
54: Devonian Period, Biodiversity in.
55: Dicots.
56: Dinosaurs.
57: Disjunct Species.
58: Disturbances, Ecological.
59: DNA Studies of Biodiversity.
60: Ecology.
61: Ecosystems.
62: Ecosystem Services.
63: Ediacaran Organisms.
64: Endangered Species.
65: Endemic Species.
66: Environmental Ethics.
67: Environmental Psychology.
68: Eukaryotes.
69: Extinction.
70: Federal Government Role in Conservation (United States).
71: Fishes.
72: Flowering Plants (Angiosperms).
73: Fossils and Fossilization.
74: Founder Effect and Genetic Drift.
75: Fungi.
76: Gaia.
77: Galápagos Islands.
78: Grant, Peter and Rosemary (1936- ) and (1936- ) British Evolutionary Biologists.
79: Grasslands and Savannas.
80: Greenhouse Effect.
81: Greenhouse Effect and Biodiversity.
82: Habitat Fragmentation.
83: Herbivory.
84: Humboldt, Alexander Von (1769–1859) German Naturalist and Explorer.
85: Hybridization.
86: Hydrological Cycle.
87: Ice Ages.
88: Insects.
89: Integrated Pest Management (IPM).
90: Invasive species.
91: Island Biogeography.
92: Jackson, Wes (1936– ) American Agricultural Ecologist.
93: Janzen, Daniel H. (1939– ) American Ecologist, Evolutionary Biologist, Conservationist.
94: Jurassic Period, Biodiversity in.
95: Keystone Species.
96: Leopold, Aldo (1886–1948) American Ecologist, Conservationist.
97: Lichens.
98: Life History, Diversity of.
99: Linnaeus, Carolus (1707–1778) Swedish Botanist.
100: Living Fossils.
101: Maathai, Wangari (1940–2011) Kenyan Conservationist.
102: Mammals.
103: Margulis, Lynn (1938– ) American Evolutionary Biologist.
104: Marshes and Swamps.
105: Mass Extinctions.
106: Monocots.
107: Muir, John (1838–1914) American Conservationist.
108: Mutualism.
109: Natural Selection.
110: Natural Systems Agriculture.
111: Neogene Period, Biodiversity in.
112: Nitrogen Cycle.
113: Ordovician Period, Biodiversity in.
114: Paleogene Period, Biodiversity in.
115: Parasitism.
116: Permian Extinction.
117: Permian Period, Biodiversity in.
118: Pinchot, Gifford (1865–1946) American Conservationist.
119: Pleistocene Extinction.
120: Pollination.
121: Pollution.
122: Population Biology.
123: Population Genetics.
124: Predation.
125: Primates.
126: Protists.
127: Quaternary Period, Biodiversity in.
128: Reptiles.
129: Resistance, Evolution of.
130: Restoration Ecology.
131: Rivers, Streams, Ponds, and Lakes.
132: Seed Dispersal.
133: Seedless Plants.
134: Seed Plants.
135: Sexual Selection.
136: Shrublands.
137: Silurian Period, Biodiversity in.
138: Speciation.
139: Spiders.
140: Succession, Ecological.
141: Symbiogenesis.
142: Temperate Coniferous Forests.
143: Temperate Deciduous Forests.
144: Temperate Dry Forests.
145: Temperate Rain Forests.
146: Thoreau, Henry David (1817–1862) American Naturalist, Writer.
147: Triassic Period, Biodiversity in.
148: Tropical Rain Forests and Deforestation.
149: Tropical Seasonal Forests.
150: Tundra.
151: Wallace, Alfred Russel (1823–1913) British Evolutionary Biologist.
152: Wilson, Edward O (1929–) American Evolutionary Biologist.
Appendix.
Appendix I: Chronology.
Appendix II: Glossary.
Appendix III: Further Resources.
Appendix IV: Classification System Used in Encyclopedia of Biodiversity*.
Index.