http://www.islandpress.com/books/bookdata/NatServ.html -- Lawrence F. London, Jr. mailto:london@sunSITE.unc.edu http://sunSITE.unc.edu/InterGardenTitle: Nature's Services
Nature's Services: Societal Dependence on Natural EcosystemsEDITED BY: Gretchen C. Daily
FOREWORDS BY: John Peterson Myers and Joshua S. Reichert
SUBJECT AREA: Biodiversity and Wildlife
PRICE: Hardcover, $49.95 Paperback, $24.95
ISBN: Hardcover, 1-55963-475-8 Paperback, 1-55963-476-6
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Published February 1997 by Island Press.
Life itself as well as the entire human economy depends on goods and services provided by earth's natural systems. The processes of cleansing, recycling, and renewal, along with goods such as seafood, forage, and timber, are worth many trillions of dollars annually, and nothing could live without them. Yet growing human impacts on the environment are profoundly disrupting the functioning of natural systems and imperiling the delivery of these services.
Nature's Services brings together world-renowned scientists from a variety of disciplines to examine the character and value of ecosystem services, the damage that has been done to them, and the consequent implications for human society. Contributors including Paul R. Ehrlich, Donald Kennedy, Pamela A. Matson, Robert Costanza, Gary Paul Nabhan, Jane Lubchenco, Sandra Postel, and Norman Myers present a detailed synthesis of our current understanding of a suite of ecosystem services and a preliminary assessment of their economic value. Chapters consider:
Gretchen C. Daily is Bing Interdisciplinary Research Scientist in the department of biological sciences at Stanford University.