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biodiversity > books > hotspots

Earth's biologically richest and most endangered terrestrial ecoregions

Posted: 08 Mar 2001

by Russell A. Mittermeier, Cristina Goettsch and Norman Myers
Cemex, Monterrey, Mexico, 2000
$65.00 hb

This is a status report on Earth’s richest, most endangered reservoirs of plant and animal life.

Co-authors Russell A. Mittermeier, acclaimed primatologist and president of Conservation International; Cristina Goettsch Mittermeier, marine biologist; and Norman Myers, creator of the "hotspots" concept, provide readers a 400-page exploration of these spectacular places and the forces that threaten them. More than 100 international experts on the hotspots’ biology and conservation also contributed to the volume.

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