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The Resource The balance of nature : ecology's enduring myth, John Kricher

The balance of nature : ecology's enduring myth, John Kricher

Label
The balance of nature : ecology's enduring myth
Title
The balance of nature
Title remainder
ecology's enduring myth
Statement of responsibility
John Kricher
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The idea of a balance of nature has been a dominant part of Western philosophy since before Aristotle, and it persists in the public imagination and even among some ecologists today. In this lively and thought-provoking book, John Kricher demonstrates that nature in fact is not in balance, nor has it ever been at any stage in Earth's history. He explains how and why this notion of a natural world in balance has endured for so long, and he shows why, in these times of extraordinary human influence on the planet's ecosystems, it is critical that we accept and understand that evolution is a fact
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kricher, John C
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ecology
  • Ecology
  • Philosophy of nature
  • SCIENCE
  • NATURE
  • NATURE
  • SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE
  • Ecology
  • Ecology
  • Philosophy of nature
Label
The balance of nature : ecology's enduring myth, John Kricher
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-227) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Why it matters -- Of what purpose are mosquitoes? -- Creating paradigms -- Ecology B.C. ("Before Charles") -- Ecology A.D. ("After Darwin") -- The twentieth century : ecology comes of age -- A visit to Bodie : ecological space and time -- Ecology and evolution : process and paradigm -- Be glad to be an earthling -- Life plays the lottery -- Why global climate is like New England weather -- Taking it from the top or the bottom -- For the love of biodiversity (and stable ecosystems?) -- Facing Marley's ghost
Control code
ocn440772419
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 237 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282158795
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 215879
  • 22573/ctttg0h
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)440772419
Label
The balance of nature : ecology's enduring myth, John Kricher
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-227) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Why it matters -- Of what purpose are mosquitoes? -- Creating paradigms -- Ecology B.C. ("Before Charles") -- Ecology A.D. ("After Darwin") -- The twentieth century : ecology comes of age -- A visit to Bodie : ecological space and time -- Ecology and evolution : process and paradigm -- Be glad to be an earthling -- Life plays the lottery -- Why global climate is like New England weather -- Taking it from the top or the bottom -- For the love of biodiversity (and stable ecosystems?) -- Facing Marley's ghost
Control code
ocn440772419
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 237 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282158795
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 215879
  • 22573/ctttg0h
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)440772419

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