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By Edward O. Wilson, Frances M. Peter

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This significant e-book for scientists and nonscientists alike calls consciousness to a so much pressing international challenge: the speedily accelerating lack of plant and animal species to expanding human inhabitants strain and the calls for of financial improvement. in response to an incredible convention backed by means of the nationwide Academy of Sciences and the Smithsonian establishment, "Biodiversity" creates a scientific framework for reading the matter and looking for attainable options.

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