World Sustainability Series

Biodiversity and Education for Sustainable Development

Editors: Castro, P., Azeiteiro, U.M., Bacelar-Nicolau, P., Leal Filho, W., Azul, A.M. (Eds.)

  • Addresses highly topical subjects: biodiversity, education for sustainable development, and sustainability
  • Presents a wide range of authors from all continents (covering topics from polar biology conservation to urban conservation)
  • Has a strong interdisciplinary focus, sparking new interest in the social sciences, life sciences, and education sectors
  • Presents a balanced mix of research, projects, and teaching experiences, sure to be of interest to a wide academic audience
  • Contributes to the successful and timely implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011–2020 adopted by the tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties, held from 18 to 29 October 2010, in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-32318-3
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-32317-6
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About this book

This book gathers interdisciplinary reflections from researchers, educators, and other experts on the subject of biodiversity closer to education and learning. The book also highlights its role as an added value to strategic principles for healthy ecosystems and sustainable human development. It promotes critical thinking and foster practices and attitudes for Education for Sustainable Development reconciling education with principles of human behaviour and nature. Readers especially find this book a timely resource in light of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011–2020, the Aichi Targets, and the new EU biodiversity strategy “Our life insurance, our natural capital: an EU biodiversity strategy to 2020”. Along with the challenge of ecosystems and public health, biodiversity conservation is essential for humanity’s continued security and sustainability, as it touches on all aspects of people’s lives.

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • Biodiversity and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD): Tendencies and Perspectives

    Filho, Walter Leal (et al.)

    Pages 1-10

  • Conservation of Biological Resources: Why Does It Matter?

    Castro, Paula (et al.)

    Pages 13-28

  • Urban Biodiversity and Cities’ Sustainable Development

    Barrico, Lurdes (et al.)

    Pages 29-42

  • Education on Biodiversity in the Polar Regions

    Xavier, José C. (et al.)

    Pages 43-56

  • Teaching Mycology Worldwide

    Martín, María P. (et al.)

    Pages 57-68

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA (gross)
valid through November 5, 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-319-32318-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for USA
valid through November 5, 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-319-32317-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biodiversity and Education for Sustainable Development
Editors
  • Paula Castro
  • Ulisses M. Azeiteiro
  • Paula Bacelar-Nicolau
  • Walter Leal Filho
  • Anabela Marisa Azul
Series Title
World Sustainability Series
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-32318-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-32318-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-32317-6
Series ISSN
2199-7373
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 334
Number of Illustrations and Tables
24 b/w illustrations, 23 illustrations in colour
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