[lg policy] New book: Biocultural Diversity Conservation

Carla Paciotto C-Paciotto at WIU.EDU
Thu Feb 25 18:36:51 UTC 2010

Carla Paciotto, Ed.D.
Professor of ESL/Bilingual Education
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Western Illinois University
Macomb, IL 61455
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From: Alice Haworth-Booth <Alice.Haworth-Booth at earthscan.co.uk> 
To: Alice Haworth-Booth <Alice.Haworth-Booth at earthscan.co.uk> 
Date: Wed, 24 Feb 2010 12:03:24 +0000 
Subject: New book: Biocultural Diversity Conservation 
Thread-Topic: New book: Biocultural Diversity Conservation 

Dear all, 

Earthscan is pleased to announce the publication of this new book. If you would like the buy the book at a 20% discount, please use the voucher code FP20 when ordering from earthscan.co.uk . 

Course leaders can request inspection copies here . 

Biocultural Diversity Conservation 
A Global Sourcebook 
By Luisa Maffi and Ellen Woodley 

'All of the world's cultures are utterly dependent upon the biodiversity among which they live. Each culture has developed ways of adapting to their biodiversity, drawing on nature for goods, services, inspiration, mythology, and much else besides. Biocultural Diversity Conservation is a treasure trove of the many approaches that have been taken by the world's diverse cultures to maintain the biological systems upon which they depend. This invaluable resource will certainly find great utility in all parts of the world and among many disciplines. ' 
Jeffrey A. McNeely, Senior Science Advisor, IUCN 

'Here is a treasure trove of a book, one that will truly make a difference in the world. It represents a key milestone in our global understanding of the profound and inextricable links between cultural and biological diversity. Written by two of the leading lights in this new and growing field, it is filled with important information, case studies and analyses on a global scale.' 
Nancy J. Turner, University of Victoria, Canada 

'At long last: an authoritative guide to biocultural conservation. This is a splendid illumination of the intermingled diversity of culture and nature ... revealing and revolutionary.' 
Thomas E. Lovejoy, Biodiversity Chair, The Heinz Center for Science, Economics and the Environment, USA 

The field of biocultural diversity is emerging as a dynamic, integrative approach to understanding the links between nature and culture and the interrelationships between humans and the environment at scales from the global to the local. Its multifaceted contributions have ranged from theoretical elaborations, to mappings of the overlapping distributions of biological and cultural diversity, to the development of indicators as tools to measure, assess, and monitor the state and trends of biocultural diversity, to on-the-ground implementation in field projects. 

This book is a unique compendium and analysis of projects from all around the world that take an integrated biocultural approach to sustaining cultures and biodiversity. The 45 projects reviewed exemplify a new focus in conservation: this is based on the emerging realization that protecting and restoring biodiversity and maintaining and revitalizing cultural diversity and cultural vitality are intimately, indeed inextricably, interrelated. 

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