Books  Conservation & Biodiversity  Conservation & Biodiversity: General 

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
Availability: Usually dispatched within 5 days Details
NHBS Price: £10.99 $14/€12 approx
Hardback | Dec 1999 | #101456 | ISBN: 0738201111
Out of Print Details

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?


- 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

Write a review

There are currently no reviews for this book. Be the first to review this book!

Bestsellers in this subject

Britain's Mammals 2018

NHBS Price: £17.99 $24/€20 approx


NHBS Special Offer Price: £14.99 £19.99 (Save £5.00) $20/€17 approx (ends 31/12/2018)

Dry Stone Walling

NHBS Price: £22.99 $30/€26 approx

Conservation Drones

NHBS Price: £39.99 $53/€45 approx

UK BAP Mammals

NHBS Price: £11.99 $16/€14 approx

VAT: GB 407 4846 44
NHBS Ltd is registered in England and Wales: 1875194