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This book offers a critique of contemporary ecology. It accepts that science is a device to provide information about nature but argues that much of ecology cannot be science because ecology often provides no formation and, when it does, that information is of such poor quality that it can only be soft science.

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Presents a critical yet optimistic view of contemporary ecology.

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Presents a critical yet optimistic view of contemporary ecology.

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This is a book of criticism. The complexity of contemporary ecology and the mistraining of ecologists has obscured its weakness. The author, Professor Peters argues that a return to simple questions of fact, to observations, and to questions of general relevance to science and society can make ecology a useful, practical and informative science.

Synopsis:

This critique of contemporary ecology predicts that environmental scientists will need much more acute critical abilities, than they have yet demonstrated, to meet the needs of the present decade, as well as those of the next millennium.

Table of Contents

1. Crisis in ecology; 2. Criteria; 3. Tautology; 4. Operationalism of terms and concepts; 5. Explanatory science-reduction; 6. Cause and mechanism; 7. Historical explanation and understanding; 8. Weak predictions; 9. Checklist of problems; 10. Putting it together - competition; 11. Predictive ecology.

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ISBN:
9780521395885
Author:
Peters, Robert Henry
Author:
Peters, R. H.
Author:
Peters, Robert Henry
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge England ;
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biology
Subject:
Nature
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
Ecology
Subject:
Life Sciences - Ecology
Subject:
Life Sciences - Biology - General
Subject:
Ecology Ecology
Subject:
Environmental Studies-General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
#96
Publication Date:
19910631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
39 b/w illus. 20 tables
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.98x6.00x.86 in. 1.19 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Presents a critical yet optimistic view of contemporary ecology.
"Synopsis" by , Presents a critical yet optimistic view of contemporary ecology.
"Synopsis" by , This is a book of criticism. The complexity of contemporary ecology and the mistraining of ecologists has obscured its weakness. The author, Professor Peters argues that a return to simple questions of fact, to observations, and to questions of general relevance to science and society can make ecology a useful, practical and informative science.
"Synopsis" by , This critique of contemporary ecology predicts that environmental scientists will need much more acute critical abilities, than they have yet demonstrated, to meet the needs of the present decade, as well as those of the next millennium.
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