ON JUNE 30, 2009, THE BRI PROGRAM OFFICE WILL BE CLOSING DOWN TEMPORARILY. THE ACTING DIRECTOR OF BRI AND THE BRI EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE ARE WORKING TO REINSTATE STAFF AND WE HOPE TO BEGIN PROGRAM ACTIVITIES AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. WE DO NOT ANTICIPATE ANY CHANGES TO THE UPCOMING FALL 2009 BRI BIOLOGY AND CONSERVATION LECTURE SERIES OR TO THE 2010 NORTHEAST NATURAL HISTORY CONFERENCE, SO PLEASE PLAN ACCORDINGLY.
Biological Diversity: The Oldest Human Heritage
DURING THIS TIME, THE BRI OFFICE CANNOT DISTRIBUTE HARD COPIES OF THE WILSON BOOK. PLEASE CONTACT THE NEW YORK STATE MUSEUM PUBLICATIONS OFFICE FOR ASSISTANCE.
Description: This 58-page book by renowned biodiversity scientist, Professor Edward O. Wilson of Harvard University, gives an overview of what biodiversity is and why it is important to conserve it. The book is beautifully illustrated with artwork by Patricia Kernan (a Scientific Illustrator at the New York State Museum) and in 2000 the book received an award from Graphic Design:USA for “excellence in communication and graphic design.” This book is being distributed throughout the state primarily to schools and other education programs to help develop a better understanding of biodiversity by these students. As of June 2007, nearly 14,000 copies of this book have been distributed.
Paperback, 58 pages
Dimension (approximate): 6 x 9 x .25 inches
First printing: April 1999
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New York Schools and Education Programs
Schools and other education programs in New York state can obtain this book FREE of charge for their students. Teachers should email BRI@mail.nysed.gov to obtain these books.
To purchase copies call the New York State Museum Publication Sales Office at 518-402-5344 or the Museum Shop at 518-449-7860. Price: $3.95 (plus shipping and NYS sales tax if applicable)