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Environment and Society in Florida

By: Howard T Odum, Elisabeth C Odum and Mark T Brown

250 pages, Illus

Saint Lucie Press

Paperback | Dec 1997 | #70592 | ISBN: 1574440802
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Comprehensive and complete, this book includes explanations on the essentials of earth science in Florida, the concepts of ecology, the ecosystem approach to environmental management, ecological economics, energetics of Florida, environmental evaluation and computer simulation of elementary models.


Contents

Florida and Systems ConceptsOverview of FloridaFlorida's Environmental ProblemsEcoystems and SymbolsFlows of EnergyCycles of MaterialsProduction and Limiting FactorsEnergy Webs and TransformationsSelf-Organization and SuccessionSimulation of Quantitative ModelsGrowth ModelsOscillating SystemsEnvironmental SystemsWeather and ClimateGeology and HydrologyOceanographyMarine EcosystemsEstuariesFreshwater EcosystemsWetland EcosystemsUpland EcosystemsLandscape Mosaic of EcosystemsSystems that Use the EnvironmentEconomic Use and DevelopmentForestryAgricultural SystemsFisheriesMiningParks, Tourists, and BiodiversityCitiesIndustry, Technology, and InformationThe Florida State SystemResource Basis for the Florida EconomyEarly Human Society in FloridaOverview of the Florida EconomyFlorida's NetworksEvaluation of Energy SourcesWastes and RecyclePopulation and Carrying CapacitySimulating the FutureThe FutureAppendicesAppendix A. Programs for Computer SimulationsAppendix B. Energy Evaluation of FloridaAppendix C. Useful ConversionsAppendix D. Types of WetlandsGlossarySuggested ReadingsReferencesIndex

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