Chapter 1. Legacies

  1. Dan L. Perlman and
  2. Glenn Adelson

Published Online: 3 AUG 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444313550.ch1

Biodiversity: Exploring Values and Priorities in Conservation

Biodiversity: Exploring Values and Priorities in Conservation

How to Cite

Perlman, D. L. and Adelson, G. (1997) Legacies, in Biodiversity: Exploring Values and Priorities in Conservation, Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444313550.ch1

Author Information

  1. Environmental Science and Public Policy, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 3 AUG 2009
  2. Published Print: 3 OCT 1997

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780865424395

Online ISBN: 9781444313550

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Keywords:

  • humanity determining ecological legacy for generations;
  • literary and ecological legacies and rich linguistic legacy;
  • Earth's biological diversity and rapid loss;
  • first crises - responding to “degree of threat”;
  • protecting as many species;
  • species richness - primary guide to conservation decision making;
  • defining biodiversity;
  • biological diversity and biodiversity;
  • conservation biology and biodiversity;
  • biodiversity conservation steps

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Of Critics, Criteria, and Crises

  • Defining Biodiversity

  • Biodiversity Is a Concept That Should Be Explained and Not Defined

  • Another Legacy and the Origins of This Book

  • Roadmap to the Rest of This Book

  • What This Book Is and What It Is Not

  • References