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Conservation Science: Balancing the Needs of People and Nature
Conservation Science is the first textbook to teach the scientific foundations of conservation while highlighting strategies to better connect its practice with the needs and priorities of a growing human population. In a book review for ECOLOGY, Todd Fuller writes: "The authors present reasoned and provocative discussion of the challenges we face while traveling the diffi ...more
Hardcover, 576 pages
Published October 22nd 2010 by Roberts and Company Publishers
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This is a textbook but I decided to read it out of interest in what Kareiva, a self-proclaimed conservation iconoclast, had to write in an introductory conservation science textbook. I would say this book is worth the read for anyone wishing to refresh themselves on basic conservation issues, ongoing and new. It's also worth reading for some of the synthesis and science-backed take-home messages that Kareiva and Marvier present. They often stress the need for moving beyond old conservation adage ...more
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