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Ecology and the Biosphere: Principles and Problems

By: Sharon La Bonde Hanks

240 pages, Illus

Saint Lucie Press

Paperback | May 1996 | #70576 | ISBN: 1574440632
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About this book

This is an ideal book for bringing together important concepts and information regarding how science relates to our lives, how the biosphere works, what is wrong with the earth, and what we can do to make a real difference.


Contents

PART 1 SCIENCE What Is Science? Who Does Science and Why? What Is a Scientist? What Do Scientists Do? How Do They Do It? How Do Scientists Analyze Data? What Are the Kinds of Science? What You Need to Know Assignments for Part 1: Science Suggested Readings for Part 1: Science LIFE What Is Life? Where Did Life Come From? How Does Life Change? Assignments for Part 1: Life Suggested Readings for Part 1: Life PART 2 BIOSPHERE What Is It? How Do We Study It? Assignments for Part 2: Biosphere Suggested Readings for Part 2: Biosphere ECOSYSTEM What Is It? Biotic Component General Categories of Organisms How Do We Figure Out How It Works? Population Dynamics The Effects of Overpopulation The Effects of Population Control Efforts The Effects of Introduced Species Assignments for Part 2: Ecosystem: Biotic Component Suggested Readings for Part 2: Ecosystem Abiotic Component o Limiting Factors o Energy o The Food Chain o Soil o Nutrients (biogeochemical cycles) o Carbon Cycle o Water Cycle o Nitrogen Cycle o Phosphorous Cycle o Sulfur Cycle o Oxygen Cycle o Toxic Material o Recycling Assignments for Part 2: Ecosystem: Abiotic Component Suggested Readings for Part 2: Ecosystem: Abiotic Component How Does the Ecosystem Change? Assignments for Part 2: Ecosystem: How Does the Ecosystem Change?

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