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BIODIVERSITY    1988
Editor  E.O. Wilson
Assoc. Editor  Frances M. Peter

1.  The current state of biological diversity.

2.  The loss of diversity: causes and consequences

3.  Tropical forests and their species: going, going..

4.  Ecological diversity in coastal zones and oceans

5.  Diversity crises in the geological past

6.  Estimating reductions in the diversity of tropical forest species

7.  Challenges to biological diversity in urban areas

8.  Deep ecology meets the developing world

9.  Screening plants for new medicines

10. Serendipity in the exploration of biodiversity: what good 
    are weedy tomatoes?

11. The outlook for new agricultural and industrial products
    from the tropics

12. Our diminishing tropical forests

13. The tropical forest canopy: the heart of biotic diversity

14. Tropical dry forests: the most endangered major tropical
    ecosystem

15. Deforestation and Indians in Brazilian Amazonia

16. Primate diversity and the tropical forest: case studies 
    from Brazil and Madagascar and the importance of the 
    megadiversity countries

17. Lessons from mediterranean-climate regions

18. Structural and functional diversity in temperate forests

19. Diversity in and among grasslands

20. Diversity and biological invasions of oceanic islands

21. Economics and the preservation of biodiversity

22. Commodity, amenity, and morality: the limits of quantification
    in valuing biodiversity

23. The rise of the global exchange economy and the loss of biological
    diversity

24. Why put a value of biodiversity?

25. What mainstream economists have to say about the value of 
    biodiversity

26. Monitoring biological diversity for setting priorities in
    conservation 

27. Information management for the conservation of biodiversity
    
28. Identifying and protecting the origins of our food plants

29. Conserving and monitoring biotic diversity: some African
    examples

30. Can technology aid species preservation?

31. Conservation of biological diversity in botanical gardens

32. Using science and technology to reestablish species lost
    in nature 

33. Intensive technology in the care of ex situ populations of
    vanishing species

34. Cryobiology, embryo transfer, artificial insemination in
    ex situ animal conservation programs

35. Ecological restoration: reflections on a half-century of
    experience at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum

36. Restoring diversity in salt marshes: can we do it?

37. Restoration of degraded lands in the Amazon basin

38. Increasing diversity by restoring damaged ecosystems

39. Restoring diversity: the search for a social and economic
    context

40. Are there alternatives to destruction?

41. Agroecology and in situ conservation of native crop diversity
    in the third world

42. Alternatives to destruction: research in Panama

43. Biological engineering for sustainable biomass production

44. Preserving biological diversity in the tropical forests of the
    Asian region

45. The tropical forestry action plan: recent progress and new 
    initiatives

46. International development and the protection of biological
    diversity

47. Diverse considerations

48. The conservation of biodiversity in Latin America: a perspective

49. A major new opportunity to finance the preservation of biodiversity

50. And today we're going to talk about biodiversity

51. The effect of global climatic change on natural communities

52. Mind in the biosphere: mind of the biosphere

53. A mammal gallery: five word pictures and three poems

54. Cold water spirit

55. A christian view of biodiversity

56. The earth as a living organism

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