New Biodiversity Books

Scott Miller scottm at BISHOP.BISHOP.HAWAII.ORG
Sat Jan 15 16:48:02 CST 1994

As discussed at the recent Entomology Collections Network
meeting, two recent reports will be of great interest to
the systematics and museum community.  Both also have direct
political (and administrative policy) importance in the USA
and likely will have political importance elsewhere.

Raven, P.H. [committee chair]. 1993. A biological survey for
the nation.  National Academy Press, Washington, DC.  xv + 205 pp.
ISBN 0309049840.  Available from National Academy Press, Box 285,
Washington, DC 20055, USA.  In the USA, call 1-800-624-6242 and
charge to a credit card.  Price around US $25.  Report of a
National Research Council committee on the formation of the
National Biological Survey.  The NBS is a new unit within the
Department of Interior and this report provides a plan for
development of the NBS.

U.S. Congress, Office of Technology Assessment.  1993. Harmful
non-indigenous species in the United States.  U.S. Government
Printing Office, Washington, DC.  Report OTA-F-565.  viii + 391 pp.
ISBN 016042075X.  Available from Superintendent of Documents, New
Order Unit, Box 371954, Pittsburgh, PA 15250-7954, USA.  Price is
US$ 21.00 (includes postage in USA, others add 25%).  Call 202-783-3238
and charge to a credit card.

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