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Understanding the game of the environment : an illustrated guide to understanding ecological principles

Author: David R Houston
Publisher: Washington D.C. : U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service : For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O., [1979]
Series: Agriculture information bulletin, 426.
Edition/Format:   Print book : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Houston, David R., 1932-
Understanding the game of the environment.
Washington D.C. : U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service : For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O., [1979]
(OCoLC)964439310
Material Type: Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David R Houston
OCLC Number: 6557763
Notes: "September 1979."
Description: ix, 174 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.
Contents: 1. The playing field: the environmental arena. pp. 1. 2. The players : The producers --
The consumers --
The saprotrophs: Decomposer consumers --
Organic compounds --
Inorganic substances --
Environmental climate. pp. 11. 3. Rules of the game : Energy flow rules of the game --
Material cycling rules of the game --
Some important biogeochemical cycles. pp. 38. 4. Changing players and playing fields: Ecological succession : Some examples of succession --
Factors affecting succession --
Succession versus productivity --
People and succession. pp. 80. 5. Fouls and penalties : Some of nature's fouls --
Some people fouls. pp. 94. 6. Improving the game : Abiding by the rules --
Careful manipulation of ecosystems. pp. 152. Glossary of environmental terms. pp. 157.
Series Title: Agriculture information bulletin, 426.
Responsibility: by David R. Houston.

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