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ISBN-13: 978-0521538275 ISBN-10: 0521538270

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  • Paperback: 236 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (February 23, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521538270
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521538275
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.5 x 9.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,016,775 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"The authors have provided a stellar description of the key genetic principles and issues in conservation genetics. The book is so well crafted in its narrative, explained with case studies and illustrated with lovely drawings, that it provides a non-intimidating and even pleasurable portal into this important field within conservation biology." Natural Areas Journal

"This book will be a valuable asset for anyone involved with wildlife management who lacks a basic understanding of population genetics, and is perhaps intimidated by the increasing role of genetics in conservation planning and legal decision-making...The biggest strength of this book is its use of real-life examples, which serves to clarify difficult concepts and makes for an enjoyable read." - The Quarterly Review of Biology, Carla Hurt, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama

"...an undergraduate primer text in this discipline is very timely and relevant...a very nicely done book, and even though it is the only show in town at the moment on this topic in this format, we're fortunate that the first was in such good hands." - A. Rus Hoelzel, Durham University

"A Primer of Conservation Genetics is ideal for absolute beginners as well as those seeking to consolidate knowledge. The authors bring to the book the wealth of their own experience in laboratory experimentation, hands-on genetic management and empirical data collection ... So will A Primer of Conservation Genetics lead to greater advantage being taken of the opportunities offered by conservation genetics to aid in the preservation of our wondrous mammalian diversity? I believe its effective promotion of a greater understanding of genetic concepts is a major step in the right direction."
Australian Mammalogy Reviews

"... as an introduction to conservation genetics for the undergraduate or novice practicioner, this books is excellent, and there is presently no other resource that covers the subject at this level. I strongly recommend it to anyone who is involved in conservation, in any context and at any level, but who lacks a basic understanding of the genetic issues that are increasingly being recognized as a great importance in conservation biology."
Oryx

"All you need is in this book ... This is only a primer, and an excellent one, so good students will want more. It provides exactly what it says on the cover."
Biologist

"I enjoyed reading the Primer of Conservation Genetics, and I would definitely recommend it as a first introduction to the field of conservation genetics."
Plant Systematics and Evolution

"...it is written in an easy-to-read style, gives a good overview (or refresher for the older ones of us) and provides interesting examples. I felt that the book could also serve as a textbook for a graduate course on population genetics ... I enjoyed reading the Primer of Conservation Genetics, and I would definitely recommend it as a first introduction to the field of conservation genetics."
Plant Systematics and Evolution

Book Description

This concise, entry level text in conservation genetics is aimed at those with a limited background in genetic studies. The text is presented in an easy-to-follow format, with main points and terms clearly highlighted. Worked examples are provided throughout to help illustrate key equations, although a basic knowledge of Mendelian genetics and simple statistics is assumed. A glossary and suggestions for further reading provide additional support for the reader and many beautiful pen and ink portraits of endangered species help bring the material to life.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tom Jenkins on May 12, 2011
Format: Paperback
I thought this book was very entry level but that was exactly what the editors were going for. You will find this book useful if you have an understanding of biology and basic mendelian genetics but have never had any additional genetics. It is a good introduction for those with minimal to no experience with population/conservation genetics but are intimidated by the larger population genetics specific texts. If you looking for a through introduction to conservation genetics this is not the book (go straight to the big books, an excellent choice is Genetics of Populations, Fourth Edition (2011)) , but it you just want to get your feet wet this will be more than sufficient to familiarize you with the basic principles.
I agree with the previous reviewer I feel the price is a bit steep seeing how you can get a far more in-depth text for the same price or often less.
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By Erniemo83 on August 2, 2014
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Fast delivery, product as expected.
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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful By R. Daniel on December 7, 2007
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The book is fine for beginners in the conservation genetics.
So the price, I think that is expensive, because the book is just only an introduction
to conservation genetics.
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