'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 Educational 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
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.