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The Ecological World View

The Ecological World View
Author: Charles Krebs - Briana Elwood
ISBN 13: 9780520254794
ISBN 10: 520254791
Edition: 1
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication Date: 2008-04-02
Format: Paperback
Pages: 592
List Price: $65.00

This new textbook fills an important niche by offering a lively overview of the principles of ecology for a broad audience including college level science and biology students as well as readers interested in the fundamentals of ecological science. Filled with many vivid examples of topic issues and current events, The Ecological World View develops a basic understanding of how the natural world works and of how humans interact with the planet's natural ecosystems. It briefly and lucidly covers the history of ecology and describes the general approaches of the scientific method, then takes a wide-ranging look at basic principles of population dynamics and applies them to everyday practical problems. Each chapter is devoted to an important environmental story that has been covered in the media in order to illustrate how the science works in real situations.