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Title Life counts : cataloguing life on earth / Michael Gleich ... [et al.] ; translated by Steven Rendall ; in collaboration with UNEP, the United National Environment Programme ... [et al.].

Imprint New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, c2002.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    591.788 LIF    DUE 02-22-22 Billed
Edition 1st ed.
Description 284 p. : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 28 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 276-279).
Contents Statisticians on safari: our methods for counting the world -- Fossils: nature's methods for counting the world -- The great chroniclers: changing resaons for studying nature -- Human censuses: changing reasons for studying human populations -- Expedition to planet Earth: the world we have yet to discover -- Extinctions: losing species before their roles are understood -- Threatened and threatening: our love-hate relationship with nature and its conservation -- Progress through catastrophes: how extinctions further evolution -- Sustainable use: a new method for protecting species -- Wild economics: calculating nature's worth -- Fair dealing: who gets nature's dividends -- Preserving diversity: the next fifty years -- Maxing out: how many people can the earth support? -- The future of life -- Humans and nature in numbers.
Subject Animal populations -- Statistics.
Animal populations -- Measurement.
Added Author Gleich, Michael.
United Nations Environment Programme.
ISBN 0871138468 : $32.50

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