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Ecology

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  • Shaping Ecologyby Peter G. Ayres

    Wiley 2012; US$ 102.95

    Sir Arthur Tansley was the leading figure in ecology for the first half of the 20th century, founding the field, and forming its first professional societies. He was the first President of the British Ecological Society and the first chair of the Field Studies Council. His work as a botanist is considered seminal and he is recognized as one of the... more...

  • How to Do Ecologyby Richard Karban; Mikaela Huntzinger; Ian S. Pearse

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    Most books and courses in ecology cover facts and concepts but don?t explain how to actually do ecological research. How to Do Ecology provides nuts-and-bolts advice on organizing and conducting a successful research program. This one-of-a-kind book explains how to choose a research question and answer it through manipulative experiments and systematic... more...

  • Why Preserve Natural Variety?by Bryan G. Norton

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 39.00

    A valuable and unique contribution both to environmental ethics and public policy analysis of the preservation of species question. Norton provides a critical overview of the range of thought on the issue, presents a new and comprehensive rationale for preservation of both species and ecosystems, and addresses policy issues. Originally published... more...

  • DDTby Thomas Dunlap

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 40.95

    From the time the public learned of DDT's dramatic containment of a typhus epidemic in Naples during World War II to the ban on DDT by the Environmental Protection Agency in 1972, this is the story of the controversial pesticide and its part in the rise of the environmental movement. Originally published in 1983. The Princeton Legacy Library uses... more...

  • Dung Beetle Ecologyby Ilkka Hanski; Yves Cambefort

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 83.00

    In many ecosystems dung beetles play a crucial role--both ecologically and economically--in the decomposition of large herbivore dung. Their activities provide scientists with an excellent opportunity to explore biological community dynamics. This collection of essays offers a concise account of the population and community ecology of dung beetles... more...

  • Wetlands Explainedby William M. Lewis

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 34.99

    Wetland science is a rapidly evolving branch of ecosystem science, and wetland regulation is increasingly central to conservation policy. This accessible primer offers a broad scientific and sociopolitical view of US wetlands, laying out the science and policy considerations. more...

  • Paleolimnologyby Andrew S. Cohen

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 164.99

    Describes the origin and formation of lakes in order to give context to the question of how lacustrine deposits form. In order to illustrate synthetic approaches to interpreting the history of lakes, this book also discusses such topics as lake-level history, lake evolution, and the impact of environmental change on lakes. more...

  • The Nature of Designby David W. Orr

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 19.99

    This is an integrative vision of the role of design in our interaction and relationship with nature. more...

  • The Ostrich Factorby Garrett Hardin

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 44.99

    Garrett Hardin addresses the arguments from economists about continued "sustainable" growth. This text seeks to lay out the practical steps that humankind must take quite early in the 21st century for the long-term survival of civilization. more...

  • Quantitative Analysis of Marine Biological Communitiesby Gerald J. Bakus

    Wiley 2007; US$ 150.00

    Quantitative methods specifically tailored for the marine biologist While there are countless texts published on quantitative methods and many texts that cover quantitative terrestrial ecology, this text fills the need for the special quantitative problems confronting marine biologists and biological oceanographers. The author combines common quantitative... more...