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Shaping ecology : the life of Arthur Tansley

Author: Peter G Ayres
Publisher: Chichester [etc.] : Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Kingley Vale : Worth fighting for -- The origins of ecology -- George Tansley, Christian Socialism and the Working Men's College -- Highgate School, University College, London, and Trinity College, Cambridge -- Teaching at University College : The Chicks and marriage to Edith -- Seashores and woodlands : Looking for patterns -- The Managing Director of British Ecology -- Disillusion and disaffection -- The Oxford  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Biography
Named Person: Arthur George Tansley, Sir
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter G Ayres
ISBN: 9781118290927 1118290925 1118290941 9781118290941 9780470671566 0470671564 9780470671542 0470671548
OCLC Number: 809791153
Description: 1 online resource (XII, 213 p.)
Contents: List of Figures vi Foreword viii Preface and Acknowledgements x 1 Kingley Vale: Worth Fighting For 1 2 The Origins of Ecology 15 3 George Tansley, Christian Socialism, and the Working Men's College 20 4 Highgate School, University College, London, and Trinity College, Cambridge 38 5 Teaching at University College, the Chicks, and Marriage to Edith 48 6 Seashores and Woodlands: Looking for Patterns 60 7 The Managing Director of British Ecology 80 8 Disillusion and Disaffection 101 9 The Oxford Years, 1927-1937 122 10 The Magnum Opus, Grantchester, and Retirement 144 11 The Years of Fulfilment, 1937-1953 155 12 A Detached Liberal Philosopher and Free-thinker 179 References 198 Index 206
Responsibility: Peter Ayres.

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Sir Arthur Tansley was the leading figure in ecology for the first half of the 20th century, founding the field, and forming its first professional societies. He was the first President of the  Read more...

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