Ecology : A Bridge Between Science and Society
|von Eugene Pleasants Odum|
Book News, Inc. A text for beginning students emphasizing the relevance of ecology principles to human affairs, especially useful in environmental literacy and other courses for nonscience majors. Examines causes of and long-term solutions to environmental problems, with chapters on levels of organization, the ecosystem, energetics, population and community ecology, and major ecosystem types. Includes b&w photos. Previously titled , this edition updates principles relating to current environmental problems, and contains references from the period 1990-95. -- Copyright © 1999 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR All rights reserved
Synopsis The new edition of this introductory ecology text, previously published as Ecology and Our Endangered Life-Support Systems , preserves its predecessor's 'big picture' approach while incorporating the latest concepts and research. It is suited to anyone seeking to become more environmentally literate, including students and professionals alike. The organization of the text is 'top down,' beginning with experimental life-support systems and ending with development and evolution. The relevance of...
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