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Ecology revisited : reflecting on concepts, advancing science

Author: Astrid Schwarz; Kurt Jax
Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer, cop. 2011.
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This is an international, interdisciplinary work of reference in the field of ecology and environmental studies. It tells the story of the history of the concept of ecology and adds to the historical  Read more...


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Additional Physical Format: Ecology revisited
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Astrid Schwarz; Kurt Jax
ISBN: 9789048197439 9048197430 9789048197446 9048197449
OCLC Number: 712587135
Notes: Op omslag: HOEK, Handbook of ecological concepts.
Description: XIX, 444 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I: Design of the Handbook of Ecological Concepts 1. Why Write a Handbook of Ecological Concepts? A. Schwarz, K. Jax 2. Structure of the Handbook K. Jax, A. Schwarz 3. History of Concepts for Ecology A. Schwarz Part II: The Foundations of Ecology: Philosophical and Historical Perspectives 4. Multifaceted Ecology Between Organicism, Emergentism and Reductionism D. Bergandi 5. The Classical Holism-Reductionism Debate in Ecology L. Trepl, A. Voigt Part III: About the Inner Structure of Ecology - Some Theses 6. Conceptualizing the Heterogeneity, Embeddedness, and Ongoing Restructuring That Make Ecological Complexity `Unruly'. P. Taylor 7. A Few Theses Regarding the Inner Structure of Ecology. G. Wiegleb 8. Dynamics in the Formation of Ecological Knowledge. A. Schwarz Part IV: Main Phases of the History of the Concept "Ecology" 9. Etymology and Original Sources of the Term "Ecology" A. Schwarz, K. Jax 10. The Early Period of Word and Concept Formation K. Jax, A. Schwarz 11. Competing Terms K. Jax, A. Schwarz 12. Stabilizing a Concept K. Jax 13. Formation of Scientific Societies K. Jax 14. The Fundamental Subdivisions of Ecology K. Jax, A. Schwarz Part V: "Ecology", Society and the Systems View in the Twentieth and Twenty-first Century 15. The Rise of Systems Theory in Ecology A. Voigt 16. Ecology and the Environmental Movement A. Jamison 17. Ecology and Biodiversity at the Beginning of the Twenty-first Century: Towards a New Paradigm? P. Blandin 18. An Ecosystem View into the Twenty-first Century W. Haber Part VI: Local Conditions of Early Ecology 19. Early Ecology in the German-Speaking World Through WWII. A. Schwarz, K. Jax 20. The History of Early British and US-American Ecology to 1950 R. McIntosh 21. The French Tradition in Ecology: 1820-1950 P. Matagne 22. Early History of Ecology in Spain, 1868-1936 S. Casado 23. Plant Community, Plantesamfund P. Anker 24. Looking at Russian Ecology through the Biosphere Theory G.S. Levit Part VII: Border Zones of Scientific Ecology and Other Fields 25. Geography as Ecology G. Hard 26. Border Zones of Ecology and the Applied Sciences Y. Haila 27. Border Zones of Ecology and Systems Theory E. Becker, B. Breckling 28. Economy, Ecology and Sustainability J.M. Gowdy Picture CreditsGlossaryAuthor BiographyAuthor IndexSubject Index
Other Titles: HOEK, Handbook of ecological concepts
Handbook of ecological concepts
Responsibility: Astrid Schwarz, Kurt Jax ed.


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