Kevin J. Gaston, John I. Spicer, Biodiversity: An Introduction, 2004
This concise introductory text provides a complete overview of biodiversity - what it is, how it arose, its distribution, why it is important, human impact upon it, and what should be done to maintain it. Timely overview of the serious attempts made to quantify and describe biodiversity in a scientific way Acts as an easy entry point into the primary literature Provides real-world examples of key issues, including illustrations of major temporal and spatial patterns in biodiversity
Nicolas Hulot, One Planet: A Celebration of Biodiversity, 2006
This breathtaking work celebrates the amazing variety of species and ecosystems and how various forces affect them positively and negatively. In his absorbing, informative text, journalist Nicolas Hulot presents a lucid portrait of eight ecosystems (forests, oceans, deserts, poles, mountains, wetlands, grasslands, and cities), the species that inhabit them, and the role humans play in each. One Planet, just in time for Earth Day, is a loving photographic tribute to the beauty of the earth-it will remind us all how important it is to preserve this exquisite planet.
Diana H. Wall, Sustaining Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Soils and Sediments…, 2004
L. Pamperis, Butterflies of Greece, Athens 1997
For the first time in Greece, the richness of the fauna of its butterflies is presented in a book, as a result of a 14-years detailed research and photography made. All 232 butterflies of Greece were studied after hard work in the field, in 1169 actual localities all over Greece. All species were photographed free in their natural habitats. In the book there are comments on the external features of the butterflies, the environment of Greece, the ecology and the detailed description of all 232 species of the butterflies of Greece. There is also an estimation of the status for all species and the factors of threat. The aim of this book is to inspire to all readers the necessity of the protection of the butterflies of Greece as far as their habitat is concerned, that is the environment of Greece which is shared with all species and naturally with man. Contents: 1. External Features, 2. The Environment of Greece, 3. Detailed description of the Species and 4. Ecology.
The natural and cultural heritage of the Municipality of Butterflies, Rhodes Island, Greece
Center of Environmental Education of Butterflies Rhodes & Municipality of Butterflies, Rhodes 2008.
photographs Andreas Gkanatsios
This photographic album feautres certain aspects of the importance of our natural and cultural heritage, as well as the rarity of the ecosystem of the valley of butterflies, and the important work of the first four-year period that functions the Center of Environmental Education of Butterflies.