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The Wealth of Nature: Ecosystem Services, Biodiversity, and Human Well-Being

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What makes our planet's natural treasures worth saving, and why should we care? With hundreds of stunning full-color photographs and more than twenty essays from some of the world's most respected scientists, this latest publication in the CEMEX Conservation Book Series aims to provide some of these answers. With scientific analyses, The Wealth of Nature offers a detailed explanation of the various ecosystem services that support and regulate all natural processes on Earth. It also provides cultural context for how these services are vital for our existence and why their futuresand#8212;and oursand#8212;are at risk. The Wealth of Nature maps out the state of our global resources and clarifies the choices that lay before us. It is within our grasp to adapt to the conditions we have created and to mitigate our impact on the future, but the window of opportunity is closing. Take a moment and come and see the award-winning nature photographers capture Earth's intricate web of life and the solutions we are working toward.

About the Author

Jeff McNeely served as Chief Scientist of IUCN until retirement in July 2009, and as Senior Science Advisor until March 2012. He has recently worked with the Government of Tanzania on World Heritage issues and the Government of Japan, also on World Heritage issues as well as protected areas and natural hazards and advising on the content of the Asia Parks Congress. He has worked on protected areas for the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, and numerous bilateral agencies/NGOs in over 80 countries. His publications comprise over 40 books and 500 scientific and popular papers on various aspects of conservation seeking to link conservation of natural resources to the maintenance of cultural diversity and to economically-sustainable ways of life. He serves on the editorial advisory board of seven biodiversity-related journals.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780984168606
Subtitle:
Ecosystem Services, Biodiversity, and Human Well-Being
Author:
Mcneely, Jeffrey A
Author:
McNeely, Jeffrey A.
Author:
Brooks, Thomas M.
Author:
Ash, Neville
Author:
Boltz, Frederick
Author:
Mittermeier, Russell A.
Publisher:
World Conservation Union
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection
Subject:
Environmental Studies-Environment
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
20110331
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Illustrations.
Pages:
367

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