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The Terrestrial Biosphere: Environmental Change, Ecosystem Science, Attitudes and Values

Textbook

Series: The Understanding Global Environmental Change Series

By: Stephen Trudgill

299 pages, Figs, tabs

Prentice-Hall (Pearson Education)

Paperback | Nov 2000 | #116103 | ISBN: 0582303478
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About this book

Covers both scientific and sociological aspects of ecosystem management, explaining ecosystem processes, soil development and vegetation responses to climate. Also includes a discussion on the response of soils and vegetation to human impact.


Contents

1. Introduction 2. Ecology for People 3. Are There Any Guiding Principles from Ecological Science? 4. The Conceptual Basis 5. Ecosystems, Society and Environmental Change 6. Concepts of Soil 7. Soils and Environmental Change 8. Wilderness Ecosystems 9. Managed Ecosytems 10. Domesticated Ecosystems 11. Built Ecosystems 12. Conclusions

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