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Fragile dominion : complexity and the commons

Author: Simon A Levin
Publisher: Reading, Mass. : Perseus Books, ©1999.
Series: Helix book.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Simon Levin, a Princeton biologist and member of the Santa Fe Institute's Science Board, draws on the science of complexity to shed light on the evolution and maintenance of biodiversity on our planet. Fragile Dominion explores six critical questions: What patterns exist in nature? What is the role of environment and history in shaping these patterns? How do ecosystems assemble themselves? How does evolution shape  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Levin, Simon A.
Fragile dominion.
Reading, Mass. : Perseus Books, ©1999
(OCoLC)623005898
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simon A Levin
ISBN: 0738201111 9780738201115
OCLC Number: 41539503
Description: xii, 250 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Biodiversity and our lives: a cautionary tale --
The nature of environment --
Six fundamental questions --
Patterns in nature --
Ecological assembly --
The evolution of biodiversity --
On form and function --
The ontogeny and evolution of ecosystems --
Where do we go from here? complexity and the commons.
Series Title: Helix book.
Responsibility: Simon A. Levin.
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