Geodiversity: Valuing and Conserving Abiotic Nature

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Wiley, 2004 - Science - 434 pages
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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Contents

Describing Geodiversity
13
Valuing Geodiversity
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Threats to Geodiversity
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