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Modeling Nature: Episodes in the History of Population Ecology

Series: Science and its Conceptual Foundations Series

By: Sharon E Kingsland (Author)

306 pages, 9 b/w photos, 11 b/w illustrations, 1 table

University of Chicago Press

Paperback | Oct 1995 | Edition: 2 | #44083 | ISBN: 0226437280
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About this book

The first history of population ecology traces two generations of science and scientists from the opening of the twentieth century through 1970. Kingsland chronicles the careers of key figures and the field's theoretical, empirical, and institutional development, with special attention to tensions between the descriptive studies of field biologists and later mathematical models. This second edition includes a new afterword that brings Modeling Nature up to date, with special attention to the rise of "the new natural history" and debates about ecology's future as a large-scale scientific enterprise.


Contents

List of Portrait Photographs
Acknowledgments
Introduction

1. Prologue: The Entangled Bank
2. The World Engine
3. The Quantity of Life
4. Much Ado
5. Modeling Nature
6. Skeptics and Converts
7. The Niche, the Community, and Evolution
8. The Eclipse of History

Conclusion
Afterword
Notes
Select Bibliography
Index


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