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Fragile Dominion: Complexity and the Commons

By: Simon A Levin (Author)

250 pages, b/w photos, illustrations

Perseus Running Press

Paperback | May 2000 | #117338 | ISBN: 073820319X
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NHBS Price: £10.99 $14/€13 approx
Hardback | Dec 1999 | #101456 | ISBN: 0738201111
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About this book

Can the new science of complexity help solve the ecological crisis? Levin argues that our biosphere is the classic example of a complex adaptive system and discusses such question as: how much loss can an ecosystem bear before it starts to collapse? how resilient are these systems? do they in fact hover at the edge of chaos?


Contents

- Biodiversity and Our Lives: A Cautionary Tale
- The Nature of Environment
- Six Fundamental Questions
- Patterns in Nature
- Ecological Assembly
- The Evolution of Biodiversity
- On Form and Function
- The Ontogeny and Evolution of Ecosystems
- Where Do We Go From Here?
- Complexity and Commons


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