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Title Precious heritage : the status of biodiversity in the United States / edited by Bruce A. Stein, Lynn S. Kutner, Jonathan S. Adams ; graphics by Nicole S. Rousmaniere.
Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2000]

Subject Biodiversity conservation -- United States.
Alt Name Stein, Bruce A., 1955-
Kutner, Lynn S.
Adams, Jonathan S., 1961-
Nature Conservancy (U.S.)
Association for Biodiversity Information.
Description xxv, 399 pages : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
Contents Biodiversity: our precious heritage / Jonathan S. Adams, Bruce A. Stein, Lynn S. Kutner -- Discovering life in America: tools and techniques of biodiversity inventory / Bruce A. Stein, Frank W. Davis -- A remarkable array: species diversity in the United States / Bruce A. Stein ... [ et al.] -- Vanishing assets: conservation status of U.S. species / Lawrence L. Master ... [et al.] -- State of the states: geographic patterns of diversity, rarity, and endemism / Burce A. Stein ... [ et al.] -- The geography of imperilment: targeting conservation toward critical biodiversity areas / Stephen J. Chaplin ... [ et al.] -- More than the sum of the parts: diversity and status of ecological systems / Mark T. Bryer ... [ et al.] -- Leading threats to biodiversity: what's imperiling U.S. species / David S. Wilcove -- Strategies for biodiversity protection / Michael J. Bean -- Owning up to our responsibilities: who owns lands important for biodiversity? / Craig R. Groves ... [ et al.] -- Safeguarding our precious heritage / Mark L. Shaffer, Bruce A. Stein -- Appendix A: Extinct and missing species of the United States -- Appendix B: State diversity, endemism, and rarity -- Appendix C: Küchler potential natural vegetation types -- Appendix D. Principal sources for U. S. species names in the Natural Heritage central databases.
Note "A joint project of the Nature Conservancy & Association for Biodiversity Information."
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [347]-366) and index.
ISBN 0195125193 (alk. paper)
OCLC # 41404579
Table of Contents
 Foreword / Edward O. Wilson 
 Preface / Deborah B. Jensen, Thomas F. Breden 
 Participating Institutions 
1Biodiversity: Our Precious Heritage / Jonathan S. Adams, Bruce A. Stein, Lynn S. Kutner3
2Discovering Life in America: Tools and Techniques of Biodiversity Inventory / Bruce A. Stein, Frank W. Davis19
3A Remarkable Array: Species Diversity in the United States [et al.] / Bruce A. Stein, Jonathan S. Adams, Lawrence L. Master55
4Vanishing Assets: Conservation Status of U.S. Species [et al.] / Lawrence L. Master, Bruce A. Stein, Lynn S. Kutner93
5State of the States: Geographic Patterns of Diversity, Rarity, and Endemism [et al.] / Bruce A. Stein, Lynn S. Kutner, Geoffrey A. Hammerson119
6The Geography of Imperilment: Targeting Conservation toward Critical Biodiversity Areas [et al.] / Stephen J. Chaplin, Ross A. Gerrard, Hal M. Watson159
7More than the Sum of the Parts: Diversity and Status of Ecological Systems [et al.] / Mark T. Bryer, Kathleen Maybury, Jonathan S. Adams201
8Leading Threats to Biodiversity: What's Imperiling U.S. Species [et al.] / David S. Wilcove, David Rothstein, Jason Dubow239
9Strategies for Biodiversity Protection / Michael J. Bean255
10Owning up to our Responsibilities: Who Owns Lands Important for Biodiversity? [et al.] / Craig R. Groves, Lynn S. Kutner, David M. Stoms275
11Safeguarding our Precious Heritage / Mark L. Shaffer, Bruce A. Stein301
App. AExtinct and Missing Species of the United States323
App. BState Diversity, Endemism, and Rarity337
App. CKuchler Potential Natural Vegetation Types341
App. DPrincipal Sources for U.S. Species Names in the Natural Heritage Central Databases345
 Literature Cited347

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