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Ecological orbits : how planets move and populations grow / monograph.

Author: Lev Ginzburg; Mark Colyvan
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2011]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Proposes a fresh approach to population biology and ecology. This book proposes and develops an inertial view of population growth, taking note of acceleration, or rate of change of the growth rate  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lev Ginzburg; Mark Colyvan
ISBN: 019516816X 9780195168167
OCLC Number: 862148025
Description: xv, 166 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface ; 1. On Earth as it is in the Heavens ; 2. Does Ecology Have Laws? ; 3. Equilibrium and Accelerated Death ; 4. The Maternal Effect Hypothesis ; 5. Predator-Prey Interactions and the Period of Cycling ; 6. Inertial Growth ; 7. Practical Consequences ; 8. Shadows on the Wall ; A Notes and Further Reading ; B Essential Features of the Maternal Effect Model ; C Appreciations ; Bibliography ; Index
Responsibility: Lev Ginzburg, Mark Colyvan.
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This book should be of obvious interest to theoretical ecologists. It is certainly accessible to graduate students, and perhaps even to advanced undergraduates. * ISBE Newsletter * ...the book is Read more...

 
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