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Elton's ecologists : a history of the Bureau of Animal Population

Author: Peter Crowcroft
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"From its creation by Charles Elton in 1932 to its demise when he retired in 1967, the Bureau of Animal Population at Oxford was a mecca for ecologists from around the world. Crowcroft provides an anecdotal history of this small research institute that so strongly influenced the development of modern animal ecology"--Publisher description.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Charles S Elton; Charles S Elton; Charles S (1900- ) Elton
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Crowcroft
ISBN: 0226121461 9780226121468 0226121488 9780226121482
OCLC Number: 21762236
Description: xx, 177 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The birth of the Bureau --
The early years : 1932-1945 --
The war against waste : 1939-1945 --
In a college garden : 1947-1951 --
In a botanic garden : 1952-1967 --
In Wytham Woods --
The end of the Bureau --
The Bureau experience --
Appendix 1 : List of staff and principal visitors --
Appendix 2 : List of doctoral theses --
Appendix 3 : List of summer students --
Appendix 4 : Elton's diary of events for 1949-1952.
Responsibility: Peter Crowcroft ; foreword by Thomas Park.
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"From its creation by Charles Elton in 1932 to its demise when he retired in 1967, the Bureau of Animal Population at Oxford was a mecca for ecologists from around the world. Crowcroft provides an anecdotal history of this small research institute that so strongly influenced the development of modern animal ecology"--Publisher description.

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