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Global Biodiversity Assessment Paperback – January 26, 1996


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  • Paperback: 1152 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (January 26, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521564816
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521564816
  • Product Dimensions: 11.7 x 8.3 x 2.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 2.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,525,227 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'The enormous value of this book is in drawing all this information together and in providing an assessment of the current state of knowledge ... there is much to be gained here by everyone.' A. R. Watkinson, Journal of Applied Ecology

'... contains much valuable information and insight into the study and evaluation of biodiversity.' John Akeroyd and Hugh Synge, Plant Talk

'... an authoritative and comprehensive treatise on the subject. It has long-lasting value.' Brij Gopal and Usha Goel, International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences

'... a fine assemblage of documentation on an array of topics subsumed under the title of biodiversity. It is a splendid depository of what many people have known for years.' Norman Myers, The Times Higher Education Supplement

'There are few books in conservation that are absolutely essential, but I am sure this is one of them ... I thoroughly recommend this compendium of knowledge to anyone interested in conservation.' D. Callaghan, Wildfowl and Wetlands

'... stimulating ... comprehensively disciplinary ... a welcome addition to my bookshelves.' D. McL. Roberts, Biodiversity and Conservation

'For the practising ecologist or conservation biologist, the book is excellent value ... buy two copies and donate one to your local school or public library ... Maybe, even, buy three copies and throw one at your local politician.' Andy Dobson, Trends in Ecology and Evolution

Book Description

The Global Biodiversity Assessment represents an unparalleled attempt to provide a scientific analysis of the main factors affecting biological diversity. It assesses present knowledge, identifies gaps in understanding and draws attention to areas of agreement as well as those where uncertainty has led to a need for further research.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 29, 2013
Format: Paperback
A weakness in Amazon is the lack of verification of versions or editions of books.
There are two versions of this - The original 1995 1152 page book with all the details, and a "Summary" version published one year later in 1996 that is about 50 pages. Many vendors seem to list the isbn for the 1152 page version, but sell you the short version.

Thus make sure to verify directly with the vendor which version they have for sale. Many copies of the short Summary are available, but it is really hard to find a legitimate 1152 page version. The original book was from Cambridge Publications in the UK, and as of Jan, 2013, the 1152 page version is out of print.

I gave this one star to warn you about the versions. Amazon needs better quality control over vendors and versions.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jeffrey Decker on September 26, 2013
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I am stunned by the level of scientific specificity the Globalist-Communist planners outline within this hefty and informative volume. You wanted a framework for the Globalist Agenda? You will find it here.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Peter L. Anderson on September 2, 2012
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Here is the rational for the emplimentation of Agenda 21. Scary stuff!

Watch and listen to the key words...STAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
UN master plan to save the world and eliminate at least 80% of the worlds population.
Animals and plants have more rights than humans. Most of the world is set aside for plants and animals.
No private property for humans and we will be restricted to tiny alcoves or communes less tha 1% of the land area.
Limit families to one child.
No cars , either walk or ride a bike.
No recreation of any type, like skiing that might interfere with the environment .
In short , it is the total regimentation of all life on the planet where humans are the problem.

How will this happen? Well, it is happening right now as Sustaiable Developement in our local communities.
Check your local planning department and it they belong to ICLEI's.

This admission is so staggering that we are to become automatons with no free will to do anything.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By sapsguy on November 2, 2012
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Huge heavy book, highly technical. You must have excellent knowledge of the subject to understand and follow, but a good resource as to what the plans of the globalists are.
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