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The Resource Sustaining life : how human health depends on biodiversity, edited by Eric Chivian and Aaron Bernstein ; foreword by Edward O. Wilson ; prologue by Kofi Annan

Sustaining life : how human health depends on biodiversity, edited by Eric Chivian and Aaron Bernstein ; foreword by Edward O. Wilson ; prologue by Kofi Annan

Label
Sustaining life : how human health depends on biodiversity
Title
Sustaining life
Title remainder
how human health depends on biodiversity
Statement of responsibility
edited by Eric Chivian and Aaron Bernstein ; foreword by Edward O. Wilson ; prologue by Kofi Annan
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the Publisher: The Earth's biodiversity-the rich variety of life on our planet-is disappearing at an alarming rate. And while many books have focused on the expected ecological consequences, or on the aesthetic, ethical, sociological, or economic dimensions of this loss, Sustaining Life is the first book to examine the full range of potential threats that diminishing biodiversity poses to human health. Edited and written by Harvard Medical School physicians Eric Chivian and Aaron Bernstein, along with more than 100 leading scientists who contributed to writing and reviewing the book, Sustaining Life presents a comprehensive-and sobering-view of how human medicines, biomedical research, the emergence and spread of infectious diseases, and the production of food, both on land and in the oceans, depend on biodiversity. The book's ten chapters cover everything from what biodiversity is and how human activity threatens it to how we as individuals can help conserve the world's richly varied biota. Seven groups of organisms, some of the most endangered on Earth, provide detailed case studies to illustrate the contributions they have already made to human medicine, and those they are expected to make if we do not drive them to extinction. Drawing on the latest research, but written in language a general reader can easily follow, Sustaining Life argues that we can no longer see ourselves as separate from the natural world, nor assume that we will not be harmed by its alteration. Our health, as the authors so vividly show, depends on the health of other species and on the vitality of natural ecosystems. With a foreword by E.O. Wilson and a prologue by Kofi Annan, and more than 200 poignant color illustrations, Sustaining Life contributes essential perspective to the debate over how humans affect biodiversity and a compelling demonstration of the human health costs
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
333.95/16
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QH541.15.B56
LC item number
S96 2008
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
QH541.15.B56
NAL item number
S96 2008
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2008 G-754
  • WA 30.5
NLM item number
S964 2008
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1976-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Chivian, Eric
  • Bernstein, Aaron
  • IUCN--The World Conservation Union
  • Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity
  • United Nations Development Programme
  • United Nations Environment Programme
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Biodiversity
  • Environmental health
  • Biodiversity
  • Environmental Health
  • Biological Agents
  • Conservation of Natural Resources
  • Ecology
  • Biodiversity
  • Environmental health
  • Biodiversité
  • Recherche médicale
  • Biomédecine
  • Conservation des ressources
  • Ecologie
  • Biodiversity
  • Environmental health
  • Anthropogener Einfluss
  • Biodiversität
  • Ernährungssicherung
  • Gesundheit
  • Humanökologie
  • Lebensmittelproduktion
  • Umweltveränderung
  • Ökologie
  • Ökosystem
  • Ökosystemdienstleistung
  • Biodiversität
  • Gesundheit
  • Humanökologie
Label
Sustaining life : how human health depends on biodiversity, edited by Eric Chivian and Aaron Bernstein ; foreword by Edward O. Wilson ; prologue by Kofi Annan
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0718/2007020609.html
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity; United Nations Development Programme; United Nations Environment Programme; IUCN--The World Conservation Union."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 445-514) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Secondary extinctions
  • Jeffrey A McNeely, Eleanor Sterling and Kalemani Jo Mulongoy
  • What are we doing to our planet?
  • Why do we consume so much?
  • How can we conserve biodiversity?
  • Some collective actions that have made a difference
  • Individuals who have made a difference
  • Ten things we all can do that can help conserve biodiversity
  • Suggested readings
  • Appendix A:
  • Co-sponsors of sustaining life :
  • Loss of populations and genes
  • how human health depends on biodiversity
  • Appendix B:
  • Treaties, conventions, and intergovernmental organizations for the conservation of biodiversity
  • Appendix C:
  • Nongovernmental organizations working to conserve biodiversity
  • Conclusion
  • Suggested readings
  • 2:
  • How Is Biodiversity Threatened By Human Activity?
  • Eric Chivian and Aaron Bernstein
  • Habitat loss :
  • on land
  • Habitat loss :
  • Foreword
  • in the oceans
  • Habitat loss :
  • fresh water
  • Overexploitation
  • Introduced species
  • Infectious diseases
  • Pollution
  • Ultraviolet radiation
  • War and conflict
  • Global climate change
  • Edward O. Wilson
  • Suggested readings
  • 3:
  • Ecosystem Services
  • Jerry Melillo and Osvaldo Sala
  • Character of ecosystem services
  • Economic value of ecosystem services
  • Threats to ecosystem services
  • Conclusion
  • Suggested readings
  • 4:
  • Prologue
  • Medicines From Nature
  • David J Newman, John Kilama, Aaron Bernstein and Eric Chivian
  • Why natural medicines?
  • History of natural products as medicines
  • Role of traditional medicine in drug discovery
  • South American indigenous medicines
  • Review of some medicines derived from nature
  • Herbal medicines in industrialized countries
  • Potential medicines in food
  • Natural products as insecticides and fungicides
  • Kofi Annan
  • Conclusion
  • Suggested readings
  • 5:
  • Biodiversity And Biomedical Research
  • Eric Chivian, Aaron Bernstein, and Joshua P. Rosenthal
  • Brief history of biomedical research
  • Role of animals and microbes in biomedical research
  • Conclusion
  • Suggested readings
  • 6:
  • 1:
  • Threatened Groups Of Organisms Valuable To Medicine
  • Eric Chivian and Aaron Bernstein
  • Amphibians
  • Bears
  • Primates
  • Gymnosperms
  • Cone snails
  • Sharks
  • Horseshoe crabs
  • Conclusion
  • What Is Biodiversity?
  • Suggested readings
  • 7:
  • Ecosystem Disturbance, Biodiversity Loss, And Human Infectious Disease
  • David H. Molyneux, Richard S. Ostfeld, Aaron Bernstein and Eric Chivian
  • Ecosystem disturbances and their effects on infectious diseases
  • Vector, pathogen, and host diversity and human infectious disease
  • Biological controls
  • Species exploitation and the consumption of bushmeat
  • Climate change and its effects on infectious diseases
  • Conclusion
  • Stuart L. Pimm, Maria Alice S Alves, Eric Chivian, Aaron Bernstein
  • Suggested readings
  • 8:
  • Biodiversity And Food Production
  • Daniel Hillel and Cynthia Rosenzweig
  • Historical background
  • Agriculture
  • Livestock production
  • Food from aquatic systems
  • Conclusion
  • Suggested readings
  • Determining rates of species extinction
  • 9:
  • Genetically Modified Foods And Organic Farming
  • Eric Chivian and Aaron Bernstein
  • Genetically modified foods
  • Organic farming
  • Integrated farming
  • Conclusion
  • Suggested readings
  • 10:
  • What Individuals Can Do To Help Conserve Biodiversity
Control code
ocn132584570
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
xxiii, 542 pages
Isbn
9780195175097
Lccn
2007020609
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), color maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o132584570
  • (OCoLC)132584570
Label
Sustaining life : how human health depends on biodiversity, edited by Eric Chivian and Aaron Bernstein ; foreword by Edward O. Wilson ; prologue by Kofi Annan
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0718/2007020609.html
Publication
Note
"Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity; United Nations Development Programme; United Nations Environment Programme; IUCN--The World Conservation Union."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 445-514) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Secondary extinctions
  • Jeffrey A McNeely, Eleanor Sterling and Kalemani Jo Mulongoy
  • What are we doing to our planet?
  • Why do we consume so much?
  • How can we conserve biodiversity?
  • Some collective actions that have made a difference
  • Individuals who have made a difference
  • Ten things we all can do that can help conserve biodiversity
  • Suggested readings
  • Appendix A:
  • Co-sponsors of sustaining life :
  • Loss of populations and genes
  • how human health depends on biodiversity
  • Appendix B:
  • Treaties, conventions, and intergovernmental organizations for the conservation of biodiversity
  • Appendix C:
  • Nongovernmental organizations working to conserve biodiversity
  • Conclusion
  • Suggested readings
  • 2:
  • How Is Biodiversity Threatened By Human Activity?
  • Eric Chivian and Aaron Bernstein
  • Habitat loss :
  • on land
  • Habitat loss :
  • Foreword
  • in the oceans
  • Habitat loss :
  • fresh water
  • Overexploitation
  • Introduced species
  • Infectious diseases
  • Pollution
  • Ultraviolet radiation
  • War and conflict
  • Global climate change
  • Edward O. Wilson
  • Suggested readings
  • 3:
  • Ecosystem Services
  • Jerry Melillo and Osvaldo Sala
  • Character of ecosystem services
  • Economic value of ecosystem services
  • Threats to ecosystem services
  • Conclusion
  • Suggested readings
  • 4:
  • Prologue
  • Medicines From Nature
  • David J Newman, John Kilama, Aaron Bernstein and Eric Chivian
  • Why natural medicines?
  • History of natural products as medicines
  • Role of traditional medicine in drug discovery
  • South American indigenous medicines
  • Review of some medicines derived from nature
  • Herbal medicines in industrialized countries
  • Potential medicines in food
  • Natural products as insecticides and fungicides
  • Kofi Annan
  • Conclusion
  • Suggested readings
  • 5:
  • Biodiversity And Biomedical Research
  • Eric Chivian, Aaron Bernstein, and Joshua P. Rosenthal
  • Brief history of biomedical research
  • Role of animals and microbes in biomedical research
  • Conclusion
  • Suggested readings
  • 6:
  • 1:
  • Threatened Groups Of Organisms Valuable To Medicine
  • Eric Chivian and Aaron Bernstein
  • Amphibians
  • Bears
  • Primates
  • Gymnosperms
  • Cone snails
  • Sharks
  • Horseshoe crabs
  • Conclusion
  • What Is Biodiversity?
  • Suggested readings
  • 7:
  • Ecosystem Disturbance, Biodiversity Loss, And Human Infectious Disease
  • David H. Molyneux, Richard S. Ostfeld, Aaron Bernstein and Eric Chivian
  • Ecosystem disturbances and their effects on infectious diseases
  • Vector, pathogen, and host diversity and human infectious disease
  • Biological controls
  • Species exploitation and the consumption of bushmeat
  • Climate change and its effects on infectious diseases
  • Conclusion
  • Stuart L. Pimm, Maria Alice S Alves, Eric Chivian, Aaron Bernstein
  • Suggested readings
  • 8:
  • Biodiversity And Food Production
  • Daniel Hillel and Cynthia Rosenzweig
  • Historical background
  • Agriculture
  • Livestock production
  • Food from aquatic systems
  • Conclusion
  • Suggested readings
  • Determining rates of species extinction
  • 9:
  • Genetically Modified Foods And Organic Farming
  • Eric Chivian and Aaron Bernstein
  • Genetically modified foods
  • Organic farming
  • Integrated farming
  • Conclusion
  • Suggested readings
  • 10:
  • What Individuals Can Do To Help Conserve Biodiversity
Control code
ocn132584570
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
xxiii, 542 pages
Isbn
9780195175097
Lccn
2007020609
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), color maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o132584570
  • (OCoLC)132584570

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