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

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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

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This is a critical 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.

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This is a critical and up-to-date review of the origins, development and current problems of the science 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 these areas and identifies parallels or converges among them.

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Describes how ecology emerged as a science in the context of 19th century natural history, biogeography, and physiology and traces its rapid acceptance and formalization in the early 20th century. Also examines the relationship of scientific ecology to general environmental concerns and related public policy matters.

Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgments; 1. Antecedents of ecology; 2. The crystallization of ecology; 3. Dynamic ecology; 4. Quantitative community ecology; 5. Population ecology; 6. Ecosystem ecology, systems ecology, and big biology; 7. Theoretical approaches to ecology; 8. Ecology and environment; References; Name index; Subject index.

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ISBN:
9780521270878
Author:
McIntosh, Robert P.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Author:
McIntosh, Robert P.
Author:
Birks, H. J. B.
Author:
Wiens, J. A.
Location:
Cambridge Cambridgeshire ;
Subject:
Biology
Subject:
Ecology
Subject:
Life Sciences - Ecology
Subject:
Life Sciences - Biology - General
Subject:
Environmental Studies-General
Edition Number:
1st pbk. ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Ecology (Paperback)
Series Volume:
105-1
Publication Date:
19860931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
9.04x6.14x.94 in. 1.32 lbs.

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Product details 400 pages Cambridge University Press - English 9780521270878 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This is a critical 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.
"Synopsis" by , This is a critical and up-to-date review of the origins, development and current problems of the science 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 these areas and identifies parallels or converges among them.
"Synopsis" by , Describes how ecology emerged as a science in the context of 19th century natural history, biogeography, and physiology and traces its rapid acceptance and formalization in the early 20th century. Also examines the relationship of scientific ecology to general environmental concerns and related public policy matters.
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