"Climate Change and Biodiversity provides the up-to-the-minute overview of this complex global interaction. It is a book of monumental importance to present to future generations and is a keystone work for science, policy and public understanding alike. Anyone concerned about the future of our planet and humanity needs this book." Bruce Babbitt, former U.S. Secretary of the Interior "A well-written treatise on the past, present, and future effects of climate change on plant and animal biodiversity... It is destined to become a classic." Choice "This book makes a timely contribution in an important area. It is the only up-to-date, comprehensive, single book that covers the field of biodiversity in the context of climate change." Brian Walker, CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems, Canberra "This book will be a milestone in the emerging discipline of climate change biology. No issue is more important for the global environment; the impressive line-up of experts here gives it definitive coverage." Edward O. Wilson, Harvard University"
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Leading researchers discuss what is now known about past climate changes in different areas of the world. They examine recent trends in and projections about climate change; ways that particular organisms are responding to climate change; conservation challenges, including social and policy issues; and more.