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Philosophy of ecology

Author: Kevin DeLaplante; Bryson Brown; Kent A Peacock
Publisher: Oxford, UK ; Waltham, MA : North-Holland, 2011.
Series: Handbook of the philosophy of science, v. 11.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The most pressing problems facing humanity today - over-population, energy shortages, climate change, soil erosion, species extinctions, the risk of epidemic disease. This title help to fuel the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin DeLaplante; Bryson Brown; Kent A Peacock
ISBN: 9780444516732 0444516735
OCLC Number: 432982272
Description: xii, 431 pages ; 26 cm.
Contents: Introduction. Philosophy of ecology today / Bryson Brown, Kevin deLaplante and Kent A. Peacock --
Philosophical issues in the history and science of ecology. Origins and development of ecology / Arnold van der Valk ; The legend of order and chaos : communities and early community ecology / Christopher Eliot ; Philosophical themes in the work of Robert MacArthur / Jay Odenbaugh ; Embodied realism and invasive species / Brendon M. H. Larson ; A case study in concept determination : ecological diversity / James Justus ; The biodiversity-ecosystem function debate in ecology / Kevin deLaplante and Valentin Picasso ; A dynamical approach to ecosystem identity / John Collier and Graeme S. Cumming ; Symbiosis in ecology and evolution ; Ecology as historical science / Bryson Brown --
Philosophical issues in applied ecology and conservation science. Environmental ethics and decision theory : fellow travellers or bitter enemies? / Mark Colyvan and Katie Steele ; Postmodern ecological restoration : choosing appropriate temporal and spatial scales / J. Baird Callicott ; Habitat reconstruction : moving beyond historical fidelity / Sahotra Sarkar ; Modeling sustainability in economics and ecology / Bryan G. Norton ; Diversity and the good / Gregory M. Mikkelson.
Series Title: Handbook of the philosophy of science, v. 11.
Responsibility: edited by Kevin deLaplante, Bryson Brown, Kent A. Peacock.
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