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A Guide to Understanding the Environment

Series: Essentials of Protected Area Management in the Philippines Volume: 2

By: Nick J Ashton-Jones

22 pages, Figs

National Integrated Protected Areas Programme

Paperback | Dec 2000 | #134744 | ISBN: 9718986251
Availability: In stock
NHBS Price: £10.99 $14/€13 approx

About this book

Set out under 15 key headings, this guide presents a very simple guide to how the human environment works. Takes the reader, in simple steps, from 'What is the Environment?' to 'The Future of Humankind'. It requires only a basic knowledge of science and is read with its companion, the NIPAP Ecological Glossary for Protected Area Managers.


Contents


What is the environment?
The natural environment
Landscape analysis
Human landscapes
Landscapes are alive
Ecosystems
Plants and animals in ecosystems
Ecosystems are dynamic
Energy
Nutrient cycles
Eco-island: ecological dynamics
A viable ecosystem
Human ecosystems
Human ecological conditions
Humankind's future


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