Ecology

ISBN-10: 0520257197

ISBN-13: 9780520257191

Edition: 10th 2008 (Revised)

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Description: Offering essential environmental wisdom for the twenty-first century, this lively, compact book explains more than sixty basic ecological concepts in an easy-to-use A-to-Z format. From Air and Biodiversity to Restoration and Zoos,Ecology: A Pocket Guideforms a dynamic web of ideas that can be entered at any point or read straight through. An accessible, informative guide to achieving ecoliteracy, it tells the story of the amazing interconnectivity of life on Earth and along the way provides the ecological understanding necessary for fighting environmental degradation. This new edition has been updated throughout and features five new essays on the topics of biotechnology, global warming, migration, smell, and tourism.

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Book details

List price: $29.95
Edition: 10th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 9/3/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 4.75" wide x 7.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.572
Language: English

Ernest Callenbach was born on April 3, 1929. He received a bachelor's degree in English in 1949 and a master's degree in English in 1953 from the University of Chicago. Two years later, after studying at the Sorbonne in Paris, he became an assistant editor for the University of California Press. He founded Film Quarterly in 1958 and edited it for 33 years. He also edited books on film for the university. He wrote several books including Ecotopia, Ecotopia Emerging, and Living Cheaply with Style. He died of cancer on April 16, 2012 at the age of 83.

Ecology: Planetary to Microscopic Scales (drawings)
Introduction
Air
Algae
Bacteria
Biodiversity
Bioregion
Biosphere/Ecosphere
Biotechnology
Carbon
Carrying Capacity
Community
Conservation
Cycles
Decomposition
Deforestation/Desertification
Ecology
Ecosystem
Energy
Environment
Environmental Justice
Evolution
Extinction
Fire
Food Webs
Fungi
Gaia
Global Warming
Growth
Habitat
Impacts
Interdependence
Kingdoms
Land Use
Microbes
Migration
Niche
Nitrogen
Organic
Phosphorus
Photosynthesis
Pollution
Population
Predation
Protists
Quarantine
Restoration
Sex
Smell
Soil
Species
Succession
Sulfur
Sustainability
Symbiosis
Taxonomy
Time
Tourism
Toxics
Urban Ecology
Values
Viruses
Water
Wilderness/Wildness
Xeriscape
Yield
Zoos
A Postscript: The Power of Words
Recommended Reading
Acknowledgments
Index
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