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Introduction to Conservation Genetics Paperback – April 15, 2002

ISBN-13: 978-0521639859 ISBN-10: 0521639859 Edition: 1st
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"This book represents...the first (and long overdue) textbook focussing entirely on conservation genetics and the authors should be commended for doing a great job in putting it together. ...the book is an absolute must for students, staff and the layman interested in conservation genetics." African Zoology

"This book represents, to my knowledge, the first (and long overdue) textbook focussing entirely on conservation genetics and the authors should be commended for doing a great job putting it together. ...the book is an absolute must for students, staff and the layman interested in conservation genetics." African Zoology

"The greenhorn and the seasoned researcher alike will benefit from a reference copy on their shelves." Endangered Species

"Finally there is a single source that clearly and lucidly explains the importance of genetics to conservation--this book will become a standard reference for the field." Ecology

"Other than students of conservation genetics, this book is very highly recommended reading for all wildlife managers and researchers and in particular, ecological consultants and government scientists who have to take into consideration aspects of conservation genetics in their daily advice or assessment work...well edited and written so it is delightfully easy to read." Pacific Conservation Biology

"...given its breadth and up-to-date treatment of the literature, the text should be of considerable value to students interested in conservation genetics and to the professional who needs a complete reference." TRENDS in Genetics

"The authors have balanced student need for clarity and brevity with the requirements of conservation professionals for detailed applications... Other recent volumes dealing with conservation genetics are more limited in scope or are collections of case studies, so this volume meets the need for a comprehensive work." Choice

"...in their remarkable book on conservation genetics, Frankham, Ballou, and Briscoe document that genetic deterioration is a problem for many threatened and endangered species. Further, they provide background and examples for understanding how genetic deterioration occurs and how it can sometimes be overcome by judicious management...Frankham et al. show appreciation for the insight that comes from simplified theoretical models and balance this by discussing the shortcomings such models typically have for direct application to real-life situations. Their advocacy of computer simulations for such purposes, with pointers to currently available software, is almost unique...important...beautifully put together and illustrated...I anticipate that this book and its successors will be the standard text and reference for years to come." Conservation Biology

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A clear and comprehensive introduction to the emerging discipline of genetic studies in conservation. The text is presented in an easy-to-follow format, with main points and terms clearly highlighted. Each chapter concludes with a concise summary, which, together with worked examples and problems and answers, emphasise the key principles covered. Text boxes containing interesting case studies and other additional information enrich the content throughout, and over 100 beautiful pen and ink portraits of endangered species help bring the material to life.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 640 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (April 15, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521639859
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521639859
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 1.2 x 9.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,445,526 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By André Luiz Alves de Sá on October 14, 2014
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It arrived just fine and the book is great!
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By ruby on August 3, 2014
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Fair price, you get what you pay for.
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4 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Myra Tackett on April 21, 2010
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We bought this book for our son who is getting his masters degree in Illinois. He said it is a wonderful book and one he can refer back to time and again for information. He is paticular on his materials so I am confident of its worth to him. Thankyou
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Te-Hua HSU on January 25, 2014
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I like this book.

It is my favorite text book of conservation.

The new edition updated some useful information.

You should have one.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kevin on November 5, 2014
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Yuck. So boring.
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