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Raven, Peter H.

Works: 530 works in 1,618 publications in 5 languages and 20,584 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Textbooks  Pictorial works  Laboratory manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction
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Biology of plants by Peter H Raven( Book )

133 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 3,055 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 6th edition of this book now includes chapter overviews, checkpoints, detailed summaries, summary tables, a list of key terms and end-of-chapter questions. A CD-ROM and Web site are available in a supplementary format
Biology by Peter H Raven( Book )

149 editions published between 1986 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 2,877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hefty but eye-catching introductory text for undergraduates, featuring a wealth of color photos and explanatory diagrams, boxed readings on current issues, and descriptions of real-life student projects, as well as chapter summaries and review and discussion questions
Nature and human society : the quest for a sustainable world : proceedings of the 1997 Forum on Biodiversity by Peter H Raven( )

23 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 2,108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From earliest times, human beings have noticed patterns in nature: night and day, tides and lunar cycles, the changing seasons, plant succession, and animal migration. While recognizing patterns conferred great survival advantage, we are now in danger from our own success in multiplying our numbers and altering those patterns for our own purposes. It is imperative that we engage again with the patterns of nature, but this time, with awareness of our impact as a species. How will burgeoning human populations affect the health of ecosystems? Is loss of species simply a regrettable byproduct of human expansion? Or is the planet passing into a new epoch in just a few human generations? Nature and Human Society presents a wide-ranging exploration of these and other fundamental questions about our relationship with the environment. This book features findings, insights, and informed speculations from key figures in the field: E O Wilson, Thomas Lovejoy, Peter H Raven, Gretchen Daily, David Suzuki, Norman Myers, Paul Erlich, Michael Bean, and many others. This volume explores the accelerated extinction of species and what we stand to lose -- medicines, energy sources, crop pollination and pest control, the ability of water and soil and renew itself through biological processes, aesthetic and recreational benefits -- and how these losses may be felt locally and acutely. What are the specific threats to biodiversity? The book explores human population growth, the homogenization of biota as a result in tourism and trade, and other factors, including the social influences of law, religious belief, and public education, Do we have the tools to protect biodiversity? The book looks at moleculargenetics, satellite data, tools borrowed from medicine, and other scientific techniques to firm up our grasp of important processes in biology and earth science, including the "new" science of conservation biology. Nature and Hum
A biological survey for the nation by National Research Council (U.S.)( )

10 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 1,777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Environment by Peter H Raven( Book )

112 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Raven's 8th edition of Environment offers more detailed content than the Visualizing text for a better understanding and integration of the core environmental systems and to view and analyze the role those systems play. Shorter, but still comprehensive coverage focuses on ethical decision making and key local environmental science issues, requiring readers to think critically about the course material outside of the classroom. Other features include brief text in the comprehensive segment; extensive chapter pedagogy to help reinforce the systems approach; more opportunities to think critically about the how systems intersect and fit together; and new data interpretation questions at the end of each chapter"--
Coevolution of animals and plants : Symposium V, First International Congress of Systematic and Evolutionary Biology, Boulder, Colorado, August, 1973 : [papers] by Lawrence E Gilbert( Book )

32 editions published between 1973 and 1980 in English and held by 890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biochemical coevolution between plants and their insect herbivores; Remarks on carotenoids in the evolution of signals; The coevolution of plants and seed predators; Ant-plant mutualism: evolution and energy; Coevolution of orchids and bees; Studies of nectarconstitution and pollinator-plant coevolution; The role of energetics in bumblebee-flower interrelationships; The ecology of coevolved seed dis dispersal systems; Tropical forest phenology and pollinator plant coevolution; Ecological consequences of a coevolved mutualism between butterflies and plants; Coevolution of animals and plants: a 1979 postscript
Conservation biology : voices from the tropics by Navjot S Sodhi( )

9 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unprecedented habitat loss, species declines, climate warming, and pollution are culminating in an environmental crisis that needs to be addressed with innovative and radical solutions. The crisis runs deep in the tropics, where two-thirds of the biodiversity exists in the backdrop of massive loss of native habitats and environmental neglect. Environmental apathy, corruption, poor natural resource governance, poverty, and lack of conservation funding remain formidable challenges to tangible conservation in the tropics
Principles of Tzeltal plant classification : an introduction to the botanical ethnography of a Mayan-speaking people of highland Chiapas by Brent Berlin( Book )

13 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Origins and extinctions : based on a Symposium on Life and the Universe, held at the National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C., April 30, 1986 by Symposium on Life and the Universe( Book )

10 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding biology by Peter H Raven( Book )

28 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Giving students an overview of the principles of biological processes and the working of the biosphere prepares them to understand the form and function of organisms. The text presents a progression of basic principles, which gives students the information needed to understand the basic properties of all living things ... Evolution [is] the major theme of [the book].-Pref
Biologie végétale by Peter H Raven( Book )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in French and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une excellente vue d'ensemble de la biologie des plantes mais aussi des autres organismes photosynthétiques: algues, champignons, bactéries ... Sept grandes sections: Biologie de la cellule végétale - L'énergétique - Génétique et évolution - La diversité - Les angiospermes: structure et développement de la plante - Physiologie des angiospermes - Ecologie. Les différents aspects de la biologie végétale "sont illustrés par des descriptions d'exemples actuels précis, par de très nombreux documents photographiques et par des schémas explicites". [SDM]
Native shrubs of southern California by Peter H Raven( Book )

9 editions published between 1966 and 1982 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biologie der Pflanzen by Peter H Raven( Book )

19 editions published between 1985 and 2006 in German and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vegetationskunde, Pflanzensoziologie, Lehrbücher
Papers on evolution by Paul R Ehrlich( Book )

7 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Origin and relationships of the California flora by Peter H Raven( Book )

16 editions published between 1977 and 1995 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biogeography of the tropical Pacific : proceedings of a symposium by Frank J Radovsky( Book )

4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evolution and diversification of land plants by Kunio Iwatsuki( Book )

7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents modern approaches for understanding the evolution and diversification of land plants, one of the most exciting areas of plant systematics. It consists of three sections: origin and diversification of primitive land plants; origin and diversification of angiosperms; speciation and mechanisms of diversification. These sections correspond to the three major areas in the evolution of plants. In each section, data from molecular, morphological, and paleontological approaches are presented. Each author introduces recent progress and new findings, and proposes future research. For example, the morphological evolution of reproductive organs, or flowers in angiosperms, is now being clarified from the molecular genetic point of view through the study of regulatory genes such as MADS gene family. With this book, readers can readily understand the state-of-the-art in plant systematics and become aware of prospective future problems
Flora of China( Book )

in English and Chinese and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern aspects of species( Book )

6 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biology, principles & explorations by George B Johnson( Book )

13 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reviewed in The Textbook Letter: 9-10/97 issue
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Biology of plants
Alternative Names
Peter H. Raven botaniker

Peter H. Raven U.S. botanist

Peter Hamilton Raven

Peter Hamilton Raven botánico estadounidense

Peter Hamilton Raven botanicus

Peter Hamilton Raven Botaniker

Peter Hamilton Raven botaniste américain

Peter Raven Amerikaans botanicus en conservator

Peter Raven Amerikaans conservator


Raven, P.

Raven, P. 1936-

Raven, P. 1936- (Peter)

Raven, P. H.

Raven, P.H. 1936-

Raven, P. H. (Peter H.)

Raven, P. (Peter)

Raven, Peter.

Raven, Peter 1936-

Raven, Peter H.

Raven, Peter Hamilton.

Raven, Peter Hamilton 1936-

Rejvn, P.

Rejvn, Piter.

Рейвен, Питер

Рейвн, П 1936-

Рейвн, П. (Питер), 1936-

Рейвн, Питер 1936-

بيتر اتش. ريفن

بيتر إتش. ريفن، 1936-

بيتر رافين

بيتر رافين نباتي

레이븐, 피터

레이븐, 피터 H

피터 해밀턴 레이븐 미국의 생물학자


レーヴン, P


English (571)

French (30)

German (22)

Chinese (1)

Italian (1)

BiologyNature and human society : the quest for a sustainable world : proceedings of the 1997 Forum on BiodiversityEnvironmentCoevolution of animals and plants : Symposium V, First International Congress of Systematic and Evolutionary Biology, Boulder, Colorado, August, 1973 : [papers]Origins and extinctions : based on a Symposium on Life and the Universe, held at the National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C., April 30, 1986Native shrubs of southern CaliforniaBiologie der PflanzenOrigin and relationships of the California flora