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Global Ecology in Human Perspective

By: CH Southwick

392 pages, B/w photos, figs, tabs

Oxford University Press USA

Paperback | Jul 1996 | #53948 | ISBN: 0195098676
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Hardback | Jul 1996 | #53947 | ISBN: 0195104080
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About this book

Deals with the ways humans are altering the earth, and how in turn, these changes affect human life.


Contents

1. The Meaning and Scope of Global Ecology; 2. Properties and Components of Planet Earth; 3. The Biosphere; 4. Ecological Principles - Ecosystems; 5. Ecosystem Organization and Function; 6. Energy Flow and Trophic Structure; 7. Ecosystem Homeostasis, Succession and Stability; 8. Our Global Condition: A Clash of Concepts; 9. Global Change and Development; 10. Land Degradation; 11. Desertification; 12. Deforestation; 13. Historical Aspects of Environmental Destruction; 14. Population Ecology; 15. Human Populations; 16. World Food Supplies; 17. Air Pollution; 18. Weather and Climate Change; 19. Water Pollution and Ocean Ecology; 20. The Crisis in Biodiversity; 21. Our Human Conditions: Economics, Demography, and Health; 22. Global Patterns of Health; 23. Competition and Conflict; 24. The Ecology of War; 25. Sustainability; 26. Assessment and Agenda; 27. Prognosis

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