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Essentials of Ecology

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Essentials of Ecology

"Inspiring people to care about the planet." In the new edition...

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By: G Tyler Miller and Scott E Spoolman

384 pages, colour illus

Brooks/Cole Publishing Company

Paperback | Jan 2011 | Edition: 6 | #187667 | ISBN-13: 9780538735377
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An ideal alternative to ecology texts that tend to be too difficult for non-majors, this succinct 11-chapter, full-color textbook covers scientific principles and concepts, ecosystems, evolution, biodiversity, population ecology, and more. Sustainability is the integrating theme and co-authors G. Tyler Miller and Scott Spoolman inspire students to take a positive approach toward finding and implementing useful environmental solutions in their own lives and in their careers. Updated with new information, art, and 'Good News' examples, the text engages and motivates students with vivid case studies and hands-on quantitative exercises. The concept-centered approach transforms complex environmental topics and issues into key concepts that students will understand and remember.

PART I: HUMANS AND SUSTAINABILITY: AN OVERVIEW. 1. Environmental Problems, Their Causes, and Sustainability. PART II: SCIENCE, ECOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES, AND SUSTAINABILITY. 2. Science, Matter, Energy, and Systems. 3. Ecosystems: What Are They and How Do They Work? 4. Biodiversity and Evolution. 5. Biodiversity, Species Interactions, and Population Control. 6. The Human Population and Its Impact. 7. Climate and Biodiversity. 8. Aquatic Biodiversity. PART III: SUSTAINING BIODIVERSITY. 9. Sustaining Biodiversity: The Species Approach. 10. Sustaining Terrestrial Biodiversity: The Ecosystem Approach. 11. Sustaining Aquatic Biodiversity.


Contents

PART I: HUMANS AND SUSTAINABILITY: AN OVERVIEW. 1. Environmental Problems, Their Causes, and Sustainability. PART II: SCIENCE, ECOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES, AND SUSTAINABILITY. 2. Science, Matter, Energy, and Systems. 3. Ecosystems: What Are They and How Do They Work? 4. Biodiversity and Evolution. 5. Biodiversity, Species Interactions, and Population Control. 6. The Human Population and Its Impact. 7. Climate and Biodiversity. 8. Aquatic Biodiversity. PART III: SUSTAINING BIODIVERSITY. 9. Sustaining Biodiversity: The Species Approach. 10. Sustaining Terrestrial Biodiversity: The Ecosystem Approach. 11. Sustaining Aquatic Biodiversity.


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