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The ecology book : big ideas simply explained / ... Read More

Schroeder, Julia,(author.). Coyne, Celia,(author.). ... Read More

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  • ISBN: 9781465479587 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 352 pages : illustrations (some colour), portraits ... Read More
  • Edition: First American edition.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : DK, 2019.

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Includes index.
Summary, etc.:
Using a bold, graphic-led approach, The Ecology ... Read More
Subject: Ecology.
Climatic changes.
Nature > Effect of human beings on.

Introduction 12(8)
THE STORY OF EVOLUTION
Time is insignificant and never a difficulty for nature Early theories of evolution
20(2)
A world previous to ours, destroyed by catastrophe Extinction and change
22(1)
No vestige of a beginning---no prospect of an end Uniformitarianism
23(1)
The struggle for existence Evolution by natural selection
24(8)
Human beings are ultimately nothing but carriers for genes The rules of heredity
32(2)
We've discovered the secret of life The role of DNA
34(4)
Genes are selfish molecules The selfish gene
38(6)
ECOLOGICAL PROCESSES
Lessons from mathematical theory on the struggle for life Predator-prey equations
44(6)
Existence is determined by a slender thread of circumstances Ecological niches
50(2)
Complete competitors cannot coexist Competitive exclusion principle
52(2)
Poor field experiments can be worse than useless Field experiments
54(2)
More nectar means more ants and more ants mean more nectar Mutualisms
56(4)
Whelks are like little wolves in slow motion Keystone species
60(6)
The fitness of a foraging animal depends on its efficiency Optimal foraging theory
66(2)
Parasites and pathogens control populations like predators Ecological epidemiology
68(4)
Why don't penguins' feet freeze? Ecophysiology
72(2)
All life is chemical Ecological stoichiometry
74(2)
Fear itself is powerful Nonconsumptive effects of predators on their prey
76(6)
ORDERING THE NATURAL WORLD
In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous Classification of living things
82(2)
By the help of microscopes nothing escapes our inquiry The microbiological environment
84(2)
If you do not know the names of things, the knowledge of them is lost A system for identifying all nature's organisms
86(2)
"Reproductively isolated" are the key words Biological species concept
88(2)
Organisms clearly cluster into several primary kingdoms A modern view of diversity
90(2)
Save the biosphere and you may save the world Human activity and biodiversity
92(4)
We are in the opening phase of a mass extinction Biodiversity hotspots
96(6)
THE VARIETY OF LIFE
It is the microbes that will have the last word Microbiology
102(2)
Certain tree species have a symbiosis with fungi The ubiquity of mycorrhizae
104(2)
Food is the burning question Animal ecology
106(8)
Birds lay the number of eggs that produce the optimum number of offspring Clutch control
114(2)
The bond with a true dog is as lasting as the ties of this earth can ever be Animal behavior
116(2)
Redefine "tool", redefine "man", or accept chimpanzees as humans Using animal models to understand human behavior
118(8)
All bodily activity depends on temperature Thermoregulation in insects
126(6)
ECOSYSTEMS
Every distinct part of nature's works is necessary for the support of the rest The food chain
132(2)
All organisms are potential sources of food for other organisms The ecosystem
134(4)
Life is supported by a vast network of processes Energy flow through ecosystems
138(2)
The world is green Trophic cascades
140(4)
Islands are ecological systems Island biogeography
144(6)
It is the constancy of numbers that matters Ecological resilience
150(2)
Populations are subjected to unpredictable forces The neutral theory of biodiversity
152(1)
Only a community of researchers has a chance of revealing the complex whole Big ecology
153(1)
The best strategy depends on what others are doing Evolutionarily stable state
154(2)
Species maintain the functioning and stability of ecosystems Biodiversity and ecosystem function
156(6)
ORGANISMS IN A CHANGING ENVIRONMENT
The philosophical study of nature connects the present with the past The distribution of species over space and time
162(2)
The virtual increase of the population is limited by the fertility of the country The Verhulst equation
164(2)
The first requisite is a thorough knowledge of the natural order Organisms and their environment
166(1)
Plants live on a different timescale The foundations of plant ecology
167(1)
The causes of differences among plants Climate and vegetation
168(2)
I have great faith in a seed Ecological succession
170(2)
The community arises, grows, matures, and dies Climax community
172(2)
An association is not an organism but a coincidence Open community theory
174(2)
A group of species that exploit their environment in a similar way The ecological guild
176(2)
The citizen network depends on volunteers Citizen science
178(6)
Population dynamics become chaotic when the rate of reproduction soars Chaotic population change
184(1)
To visualize the big picture, take a distant view Macroecology
185(1)
A population of populations Metapopulations
186(2)
Organisms change and construct the world in which they live Niche construction
188(2)
Local communities that exchange colonists Metacommunities
190(8)
THE LIVING EARTH
The glacier was God's great plow Ancient ice ages
198(2)
There is nothing on the map to mark the boundary line Biogeography
200(2)
Global warming isn't a prediction. It is happening Global warming
202(2)
Living matter is the most powerful geological force The biosphere
204(2)
The system of nature Biomes
206(4)
We take nature's services for granted because we don't pay for them A holistic view of Earth
210(2)
Plate tectonics is not all havoc and destruction Moving continents and evolution
212(2)
Life changes Earth to its own purposes The Gaia hypothesis
214(4)
65 million years ago something killed half of all the life on the Earth Mass extinctions
218(6)
Burning all fuel reserves will initiate the runaway greenhouse Environmental feedback loops
224(6)
THE HUMAN FACTOR
Environmental pollution is an incurable disease Pollution
230(6)
God cannot save these trees from fools Endangered habitats
236(4)
We are seeing the beginnings of a rapidly changing planet The Keeling Curve
240(2)
The chemical barrage has been hurled against the fabric of life The legacy of pesticides
242(6)
A long journey from discovery to political action Acid rain
248(2)
A finite world can support only a finite population Overpopulation
250(2)
Dark skies are now blotted out Light pollution
252(2)
I am fighting for humanity Deforestation
254(6)
The hole in the ozone layer is a kind of skywriting Ozone depletion
260(2)
We needed a mandate for change Depletion of natural resources
262(4)
Bigger and bigger boats chasing smaller and fewer fish Overfishing
266(4)
The introduction of a few rabbits could do little harm Invasive species
270(4)
As temperatures increase, the delicately balanced system falls into disarray Spring creep
274(6)
One of the main threats to biodiversity is infectious diseases Amphibian viruses
280(1)
Imagine trying to build a house while someone keeps stealing your bricks Ocean acidification
281(1)
The environmental damage of urban sprawl cannot be ignored Urban sprawl
282(2)
Our oceans are turning into a plastic soup A plastic wasteland
284(2)
Water is a public trust and a human right The water crisis
286(10)
ENVIRONMENTALISM AND CONSERVATION
The dominion of man over nature rests only on knowledge Humankind's dominance over nature
296(1)
Nature is a great economist The peaceful coexistence of humankind and nature
297(1)
In wildness is the preservation of the world Romanticism, conservation, and ecology
298(1)
Man everywhere is a disturbing agent Human devastation of Earth
299(1)
Solar energy is both without limit and without cost Renewable energy
300(6)
The time has come for science to busy itself with the Earth itself Environmental ethics
306(2)
Think globally, act locally The Green Movement
308(2)
The consequences of today's actions on tomorrow's world Man and the Biosphere Programme
310(2)
Predicting a population's size and its chances of extinction Population viability analysis
312(4)
Climate change is happening here. It is happening now Halting climate change
316(6)
The capacity to sustain the world's population Sustainable biosphere initiative
322(2)
We are playing dice with the natural environment The economic impact of climate change
324(2)
Monocultures and monopolies are destroying the harvest of seed Seed diversity
326(2)
Natural ecosystems and their species help sustain and fulfill human life Ecosystem services
328(2)
We are living on this planet as though we have another one to go to Waste disposal
330(2)
Directory 332(8)
Glossary 340(4)
Index 344(7)
Quote Attributions 351(1)
Acknowledgments 352


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