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Why Big Fierce Animals Are Rare : an Ecologist's Perspective (78 Edition)

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ISBN13: 9780691023649
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Here is one of the most provocative, wide-ranging, and delightful books ever written about our environment. Paul Colinvaux takes a penetrating look at the science of ecology, bringing to his subject both profound knowledge and an enthusiasm that will encourage a greater understanding of the environment and of the efforts of those who seek to preserve it.

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bigdoggstrkngal, December 18, 2010 (view all comments by bigdoggstrkngal)
The Book “Why Big Fierce Animals are Rare” written by Paul A. Colinvaux is an excellent book about the interconnection between the animals and plants in our world. It provides good information on the trophic levels. Since plants make their own energy then animals eat plants they loss 10% of energy each time they move up in the trophic level. It also discusses how the fierce animals tend to feed off of the passive animals (who usually eat plants). The book also provides information on extinction due to humans hunting and killing animals (usually for trophies).
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ISBN:
9780691023649
Subtitle:
An Ecologist's Perspective
Author:
Colinvaux, Paul A.
Author:
Colinvaux, Paul A.
Author:
Colinvaux, P.
Author:
aux
Author:
Paul A. Colinv
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Location:
Princeton, N.J.
Subject:
Ecology
Subject:
Zoology
Subject:
Life Sciences - Ecology
Subject:
Life Sciences - Biology - General
Subject:
Biology
Subject:
Biological Sciences.
Subject:
Environmental Studies-General
Subject:
Popular science
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Princeton Science Library
Series Volume:
no. 53
Publication Date:
November 1979
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Pages:
264
Dimensions:
8.49x5.49x.66 in. .69 lbs.

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