This book provides readers with a relevant, easy-to-use, interesting learning experience on fundamental ecological principlesthat, in turn, serves as a foundation for understanding environmental issues. It uses a strong framework of applied ecology to explore specifics, such as habitat fragmentation, acid deposition, wetland science, fishery management, and the emergence of new human diseases. For anyone concerned with the environment, who wants to become more informed on ecological issues and their impact on the world around us.
This introductory textbook focuses on bio-diversity, population, community ecology, and social implications. Scientific principles are articulated without an abundance of mathematics. The causes and impacts of well-understood environmental issues are emphasized, with attention to their relation to issues like hunger, energy use, human diseases, economics, and policy. A glossary is provided. Bush teaches conservation biology at the Florida Institute of Technology. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)