Harvard University, Editor; E.O. Wilson; Commission on Life Sciences; Division on Earth and Life Studies; National Academy of Sciences/Smithsonian Institution



Biology and Life Sciences — Biodiversity

Publication Info

538 pages | 6 x 9 DOI: 10.17226/989


This important book for scientists and nonscientists alike calls attention to a most urgent global problem: the rapidly accelerating loss of plant and animal species to increasing human population pressure and the demands of economic development. Based on a major conference sponsored by the National Academy of Sciences and the Smithsonian Institution, Biodiversity creates a systematic framework for analyzing the problem and searching for possible solutions.