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The science of the struggle for existence : on the foundations of ecology

Author: Gregory Floyd Cooper
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003.
Series: Cambridge studies in philosophy and biology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is a sustained examination of issues in the philosophy of ecology that have been a source of controversy since the emergence of ecology as an explicit scientific discipline.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gregory Floyd Cooper
ISBN: 0521804329 9780521804325
OCLC Number: 490643143
Description: 319 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction; Acknowledgements; 1. The struggle for existence; 2. The roots of controversy; 3. Must there be a balance of nature?; 4. The pursuit of ecological generality; 5. Model building: a controversial craft; 6. Theoretical explanation and fundamental laws; 7. The explanatory continuum; 8. Theories, models and explanatory tools; Epilogue; References; Index.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in philosophy and biology.
Responsibility: by Gregory Cooper.
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'... A book of high scholarly merit ... To date there have been a number of works in the philosophy of ecology written or co-authored by ecologists, few of which have shown anything like the level of Read more...

 
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