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The evolution of American ecology, 1890-2000

Author: Sharon E Kingsland
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the 1890s, several initiatives in American botany converged. The creation of new institutions, such as the New York Botanical Garden, coincided with radical reforms in taxonomic practice and the emergence of an experimental program of research on evolutionary problems. Sharon Kingsland explores how these changes gave impetus to the new field of ecology that was defined at exactly this time. She argues that the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sharon E Kingsland
ISBN: 0801881714 9780801881718 080189087X 9780801890871
OCLC Number: 56982282
Description: x, 313 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : The struggle for place --
Entrepreneurs of science --
A botanical revolution --
Big science --
Science in a changing land --
Visioning ecology --
Science, history, and progress --
A subversive science? --
Defining the ecosystem --
New frontiers.
Responsibility: Sharon E. Kingsland.
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The Evolution of American Ecology, 1890-2000 offers an innovative study not only of the scientific landscape in turn-of-the-century America, but of current questions in ecological science.  Read more...

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A new approach to ecology... well worth consideration by ecologists, science historians, and anyone interested in how human ecology should be integrated with the biological sciences. -- Nancy Stack * Read more...

 
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