Books

Title: Arctic Flora and Fauna: Status and Conservation
Description: Arctic Flora and Fauna: Status and Conservation is the first truly circumpolar overview of Arctic biodiversity written for the nonspecialist. It provides the reader with a clear understanding of the importance of the Earth's largest ecoregion and its status in the face of a rapidly changing world.
CAFF (Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna) 2001. Arctic Flora and Fauna: Status and Conservation. Helsinki: Edita. 272 p.
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Link: http://arcticportal.org/en/caff/arctic-flora-and-fauna3
 
Title: Atlas of rare endemic vascular plants of the Arctic
Description: The vascular flora of the Arctic was surveyed by specialists from eight Arctic countries to: (1) identify rare taxa endemic to the region; (2) establish an annotated list of these taxa; and (3) determine the level of protection currently afforded these plants. "Arctic" is defined as those lands beyond latitudinal tree line. Ninety-six rare endemic taxa were identified. Information compiled for each included taxonomy, geographic distribution, habitat preferences, biological characteristics, estimates of endangerment, and citations of supporting literature.

Talbot, S.S., B.A. Yurtsev, D.F. Murray, G.W. Argus, C. Bay, and A. Elvebakk. Atlas of rare endemic vascular plants of the Arctic. / Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) Technical Report No. 3. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Anchorage, 1999. AK. iv + 73 pp.
Link: http://arcticportal.org/uploads/Ec/LO/EcLO7ZwMlNY3jf_vZCE5Ig/Technical-Report-no.03.pdf
 
Title: Biodiversity
Description: This important book for scientists and nonscientists alike calls attention to a most urgent global problem: the rapidly accelerating loss of plant and animal species to increasing human population pressure and the demands of economic development.

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Link: http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=989
 
Title: Biodiversity and Conservation
Description: A Hypertext Book by Peter J. Bryant. The origin, nature and value of biological diversity, the threats to its continued existence, and approaches to preserving what is left.
Link: http://darwin.bio.uci.edu/~sustain/bio65/Titlpage.htm#Table%20of%20contents
 
Title: Flora of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago
Description: This CD contains a comprehensive guide to the 349 ferns and flowering plants of the Canadian Arctic Islands, featuring detailed morphological descriptions, distribution maps, notes on taxonomy, distribution, ecology, and indigenous knowledge, and an extensive bibliography. More than 3000 colour photographs and line drawings illustrate the habitat, habit, flowers, and distinguishing characters of each species. The DELTA (DEscriptive Language for TAxonomy) format allows for interactive identification.
Link: http://pubs.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/eng/books/books/9780660197272.html
 
Title: Nature and Human Society: The Quest for a Sustainable World
Description: From earliest times, human beings have noticed patterns in nature: night and day, tides and lunar cycles, the changing seasons, plant succession, and animal migration. While recognizing patterns conferred great survival advantage, we are now in danger from our own success in multiplying our numbers and altering those patterns for our own purposes.

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Link: http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=6142
 
Title: Sustainable development at risk - Ignoring the past
Description: Over the past half-century, the idea of sustainable development has drastically evolved and rooted itself in the lexicon of international development. But what is it, really? Are development agencies truly committed to long-term sustainable solutions to development issues? Are we learning from our past successes and failures? This book takes a historical perspective on these questions.

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Link: http://www.idrc.ca/en/ev-112242-201-1-DO_TOPIC.html
 
Title: The Conservation of Plant Biodiversity
Description: The Conservation of Plant Biodiversity takes an evolutionary perspective to the conservation of plant biodiversity, stressing the need to explore both current and long-term issues. It highlights three conservation strategies: communities conserved in nature reserves; individual species conserved in nature reserves or botanic gardens; and domesticated plants, preserved mainly in germplasm collections.
Link: http://www.cambridge.org/uk/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=9780521467315
 

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