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- Oxford University Press, USA 2005; US$ 79.99
This book is based on proceedings from a February 2004 Santa Fe Institute workshop. Its contributing chapter authors treat the ecology of predator-prey interactions and food web theory, structure, and dynamics, joining researchers who also work on complex systems and on large nonlinear networks from the points of view of other sub-fields within ecology.... more...
- Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 87.00
Despite its supreme importance and the threat of its global crash, biodiversity remains poorly understood both empirically and theoretically. This ambitious book presents a new, general neutral theory to explain the origin, maintenance, and loss of biodiversity in a biogeographic context. Until now biogeography (the study of the geographic... more...
- DK Publishing 2011; US$ 16.99
This is an original and exciting look at the fascinating natural world of ponds and rivers. Stunning real-life photographs of fish, water beetles, frogs, underwater weeds, and more offer a unique view of the natural history of plants and animals that live in and around freshwater habitats. more...
- DK Publishing 2011; US$ 14.99
With a biome-by-biome structure that mirrors Mother Nature's own design, Our Earth Matters is a celebration of our fragile Earth, a warning to protect it, and an inspiring source book full of ideas for making a positive change. The book begins with a brief history of our planet's birth and development, revealing how an astonishingly unlikely... more...
- Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 66.99
Global environmental change (including climate change, biodiversity loss, changes in hydrological and biogeochemical cycles, and intensive exploitation of natural resources) is having significant impacts on the world's oceans. This book advances knowledge of the structure and functioning of marine ecosystems, and their past, present, and future... more...
- Gabler Verlag 2008; US$ 69.99
Krisen haben Konjunktur und zwar nicht nur in Rezessionszeiten, sondern auch in Wachstumsphasen, wie sich am Beispiel der jüngsten Finanzkrise erkennen lässt. Neben solch spektakulären, globalen Krisen tritt auf einzelwirtschaftlicher Ebene trotz der bereits zum dritten Mal in Folge rückläufigen Anzahl an Unternehme- insolvenzen nach wie vor eine Vielzahl... more...
- Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 99.95
Thirty years ago, biologists could get by with a rudimentary grasp of mathematics and modeling. Not so today. In seeking to answer fundamental questions about how biological systems function and change over time, the modern biologist is as likely to rely on sophisticated mathematical and computer-based models as traditional fieldwork. In this book,... more...
- Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 52.00
Human impacts are dramatically altering our natural ecosystems but the exact repercussions on ecological sustainability and function remain unclear. As a result, food web theory has experienced a proliferation of research seeking to address these critical areas. Arguing that the various recent and classical food web theories can be looked at collectively... more...