1998. 846 pp. Paperback in very good condition, covers somewhat worn with creasing on front cover and spine. References. Includes b/w photos, maps, and drawings. BirdLife Conservation Series No. 7. Foreword by Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan. 'An outstanding analysis of global biodiversity priorities...' -Calestous Juma. 'A Brilliant achievement...' -Edward O. Wilson. 'A unique, effective and valuable contribution...' -Queen Noor.