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Green equilibrium : the vital balance of humans and nature

Green equilibrium : the vital balance of humans and nature

Author: Christopher Wills
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
In Green Equilibrium, Christopher Wills explains the rules by which ecosystems maintain a diversity of interdependent species, in particular the balance of predators and prey. Wills is both an eminent academic and a hugely experienced field-biologist. In presenting the concept of 'green equilibrium', he draws on a fascinating range of examples, including coral reefs off the densely populated Philippines, the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Green Equilibrium.
Oxford Univ Pr 2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Wills
ISBN: 9780191654190 0191654191 9781299132900 1299132901
OCLC Number: 828509659
Description: 1 online resource (280 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Cover; Contents; List of Plates; List of Illustrations; Introduction; 1. How ecosystems work; 2. Maintaining a green equilibrium; 3. Stewardship and its perils; 4. The challenge of restoration ecology; 5. Catastrophes of the past; 6. A blending of genetic equilibria; 7. Ex Africa semper aliquid novi; 8. Blending and balance in our gene pool; 9. The intertwined histories of humans and their ecosystems; 10. Learning from our history; 11. Green equilibria and the origin of our pretty good brains; 12. Green equilibrium is more than a metaphor; L'Envoi; Endnotes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E. FG; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Y.
Responsibility: Christopher Wills with photographs by the author.


How do ecological and evolutionary factors maintain the balance of diverse species (including humans) in an ecosystem? With examples ranging from Bhutan to California, Christopher Wills explains the  Read more...


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His book is an engaging mixture of ecologist's travelogue and science exposition, which manages to convey a wide range of important ideas in evolution and ecology in the context of ecosystems around Read more...

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