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The ecology book : big ideas simply explained / foreword by Tony Juniper ; consultant, Julia Schroeder ; contributors, Celia Coyne [and five others].

Schroeder, Julia, (author.). Coyne, Celia, (author.). Farndon, John, (author. ). Harris, Tim, (author. ). Harvey, Derek, (author. ). Jackson, Tom, (author. ). Singer, Alison, (author. ). Juniper, Tony, (writer of foreword.).

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781465479587 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 352 pages : illustrations (some colour), portraits ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First American edition.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : DK, 2019.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
Summary, etc.:
Using a bold, graphic-led approach, The Ecology Book explores and explains over 85 of the key ideas, movements, and acts that have defined ecology and ecological thought. The book has a simple chronological structure, with early chapters ranging from the ideas of classical thinkers to attempts by Enlightenment thinkers to systematically order the natural world. Later chapters trace the evolution of modern thinking, from the ideas of Thomas Malthus, Henry Thoreau, and others, all the way through to the political and scientific developments of the modern era, including the birth of the environmental movement and the Paris Agreement. The ideal introduction to one of the most important subjects of our time.
Subject: Ecology.
Climatic changes.
Nature > Effect of human beings on.

  • Library Journal Reviews : LJ Reviews 2019 November

    Examining ecosystems and how organisms react with one another and the environment, coverage here extends further than global warming to include taxonomy, apex predators, and Gause's law. Nine thematically grouped chapters explore breakthroughs such as evolutionary theory, causes and effects of environmental change, human influences, and conservation, with brief biographies, bright call-out boxes, infographics, photos, charts, and illustrations holding readers' attention. VERDICT With this series addition, DK's science experts have gone beyond "reduce-reuse-recycle" and embraced a comprehensive idea of ecology, complete with eye-catching graphics and succinct text to engage browsers.

    Copyright 2019 Library Journal.
  • Voice of Youth Advocates Reviews : VOYA Reviews 2019 April
    The subject of ecology is deep and diverse and in this book, as DK presents the many facets of the topic in a readable and relatable manner. Each chapter (e.g., "Evolution," "Ecosystems," "The Human Factor") begins with an overview including a timeline highlighting the people and studies that advanced the thinking in each area. The sections within each chapter address various subtopics. For example, sections in "The Human Factor" include "Pollution," "Endangered Habitats," and "The Legacy of Pesticides." Each section identifies a key figure in the field within a sidebar that summarizes notable people and/or findings before and after the key figure's contributions. For instance, the key figure in "The Legacy of Pesticides" is Rachel Carson. Over a hundred years before her influential book Silent Spring, Thoreau's book Walden spoke of living in harmony with nature. Less than a decade after the publication of Carson's book, the Environmental Protection Agency was established. Each section also includes a "See Also" bar to point the reader to other parts of the book that connect to the topic, recognizing the interrelation of the many issues within ecology. The book's subtitle is very appropriate. The format is appealing, with the main text broken up by sidebars, graphics, pertinent quotes, and photographs. Students need not read all 352 pages if just researching biodiversity, as the index will direct the reader to the relevant pages. A glossary and a directory of additional significant people in the ecology movement are also included at the end of the book. In the past, DK has consistently provided reliable resource material on a variety of subjects—they have done so again. This is a worthy addition to any library serving young adults.—Debbie Wenk. 5Q 4P M J S Copyright 2019 Voya Reviews.

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