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Essentials of ecology

Author: Colin R Townsend; Michael Begon; John L Harper
Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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The authors present introductory ecology in an accessible, state-of-the-art format designed to cultivate the novice student's understanding of, and fascination with, the natural world.
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Genre/Form: Lehrbuch
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Colin R Townsend; Michael Begon; John L Harper
ISBN: 9781405156585 1405156589 9781282690196 1282690191
OCLC Number: 166255265
Description: xii, 510 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Part I: Introduction: Ecology and how to do it --
Ecology's evolutionary backdrop --
Part II: Conditions and Resources: Physical conditions and the availability of resources --
Conditions, resources and the world's communities --
Part III: Individuals, Populations, Communities and Ecosystems: Birth, death and movement --
Interspecific competition --
Predation, grazing and disease --
Evolutionary ecology --
From populations to communities --
Patterns in species richness --
The flux of energy and matter through ecosystems --
Part IV: Applied Issues in Ecology: Sustainability --
Habitat degradation --
Conservation.
Responsibility: Colin R. Townsend, Michael Begon, John L. Harper.
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"In a concise, engaging style, this book contains the essential principles of ecology from theoretical to their practical applications." (Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, July/August Read more...

 
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