Geodiversity: Valuing and Conserving Abiotic Nature
A counterpoint to biodiversity, geodiversity describes the rocks, sediments, soils, fossils, landforms, and the physical processes that underlie our environment. The first book to focus exclusively on the subject, Geodiversity describes the interrelationships between geodiversity and biodiversity, the value of geodiversity to society, as well as current threats to its existence. Illustrated with global case studies throughout, the book examines traditional approaches to protecting biodiversity and the new management agenda which is starting to be used instead.
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Chapter 1 Defining Geodiversity
Chapter 2 Describing Geodiversity
Chapter 3 Valuing Geodiversity
Chapter 4 Threats to Geodiversity
Chapter 5 Conserving Geodiversity The Protected Area and Legislative Approaches
Chapter 6 Managing Geodiversity New Approaches for the Wider Landscape
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