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A citizen's guide to ecology

Author: Lawrence B Slobodkin
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Provides insights into ecology and the processes that keep the world functioning. This guide introduces observations that underlie arguments about various aspects of the natural environment,  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence B Slobodkin
ISBN: 0195162862 9780195162868 0195162870 9780195162875
OCLC Number: 605478173
Description: 245 Seiten
Contents: Acknowledgments ; INTRODUCTION ; Defining Ecology ; Changes ; Why Another Ecology Book? ; Who Are Ecologists? ; 1. THE BIG PICTURE ; Water and Energy: Life's Necessities ; The Origin of Life and of Atmospheric Oxygen ; Big Systems ; Lakes ; Lakes through the Seasons ; Oceans ; Dry Land ; How Independent Are Ecological Systems? ; 2. HOW DO SPECIES SURVIVE? ; Populations ; Individuals and Populations ; Species Diversity ; Species Extinction ; Are All Invasive Species Villains? ; 3. TWO MAJOR CURRENT PROBLEMS ; Global Warming and Endangered Species ; What Can Be Done About Global Warming? ; Protecting Endangered Species ; 4. APPLYING ECOLOGY ; Experts, Pseudoexperts, and How to Tell Them Apart ; The Importance of Being Natural and Vegetarian ; Medicine and Ecology as "Health" Sciences ; CONCLUSIONS ; Appendix ; References ; Index
Responsibility: Lawrence B. Slobodkin.

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