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Conservation Biology

The Theory and Practice of Nature Conservation Preservation and Management

Editors: Fiedler, Peggy L. (Ed.)

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• • • John Harper • • • Nature conservation has changed from an idealistic philosophy to a serious technology. Ecology, the science that underpins the technol­ ogy of conservation, is still too immature to provide all the wisdom that it must. It is arguable that the desire to conserve nature will in itself force the discipline of ecology to identify fundamental prob­ lems in its scientific goals and methods. In return, ecologists may be able to offer some insights that make conservation more practicable (Harper 1987). The idea that nature (species or communities) is worth preserv­ ing rests on several fundamental arguments, particularly the argu­ ment of nostalgia and the argument of human benefit and need. Nostalgia, of course, is a powerful emotion. With some notable ex­ ceptions, there is usually a feeling of dismay at a change in the sta­ tus quo, whether it be the loss of a place in the country for walking or rambling, the loss of a painting or architectural monument, or that one will never again have the chance to see a particular species of bird or plant.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

Table of contents (19 chapters)
  • Species Richness in Plant Communities

    Pages 3-22

    Ashton, Peter S.

  • Hierarchies of Cause: Toward an Understanding of Rarity in Vascular Plant Species

    Pages 23-47

    Fiedler, Peggy L. (et al.)

  • Peasant Farming Systems, Agricultural Modernization, and the Conservation of Crop Genetic Resources in Latin America

    Pages 49-64

    Altieri, Miguel A. (et al.)

  • The New Paradigm in Ecology: Implications for Conservation Biology Above the Species Level

    Pages 65-88

    Pickett, Steward T. A. (et al.)

  • Reptilian Extinctions: The Last Ten Thousand Years

    Pages 91-125

    Case, Ted J. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Conservation Biology
Book Subtitle
The Theory and Practice of Nature Conservation Preservation and Management
Editors
  • Peggy L. Fiedler
Copyright
1992
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Routledge, Chapman & Hall, Inc. and Diane C. Fiedler
eBook ISBN
978-1-4684-6426-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4684-6426-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4684-6428-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 507
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