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The Background of Ecology: Concept and Theory (Cambridge Studies in Ecology)

 
 
 
 
The Background of Ecology: Concept and Theory (Cambridge Studies in Ecology)
Author: Robert P. McIntosh
ISBN 13: 9780521270878
ISBN 10: 521270871
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: 1986-09-26
Format: Paperback
Pages: 400
List Price: $105.00
 
 

The Background of Ecology is a critical and up-to-date review of the origins and development of ecology, with emphasis on the major concepts and theories shared in the ecological traditions of plant and animal ecology, limnology, and oceanography. The work traces developments in each of these somewhat isolated areas and identifies, where possible, parallels or convergences among them. Dr McIntosh describes how ecology emerged as a science in the context of nineteenth-century natural histor