Nature's Economy A History of Ecological Ideas

ISBN-10: 0521468345
ISBN-13: 9780521468343
Edition: 2nd 1994 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $35.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 6/24/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 526
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.914
Language: English

Nature's Economy is a wide-ranging investigation of ecology's past. It traces the origins of the concept, discusses the thinkers who have shaped it, and shows how it in turn has shaped the modern perception of our place in nature. The book includes portraits of Linnaeus, Gilbert White, Darwin, Thoreau, and such key twentieth-century ecologists as Rachel Carson, Frederic Clements, Aldo Leopold, James Lovelock, and Eugene Odum. It concludes with a new Part VI, which looks at the directions ecology has taken most recently.

Preface
Two Road Diverged: Ecology in the Eighteenth Century
Science in Arcadia
The empire of reason
The Subversive Science: Thoreau's Romantic Ecology
A naturalist in concord
Nature looking into nature
Roots and branches
The Dismal Science: Darwinian Ecology
A fallen world
The education
Scrambling for place
The ascent of man
O Pioneers: Ecology on the Frontier
Words on a map
Clements and the climax community
Dust follows the plow
The Morals of a Science: Ethics, Economics, and Ecology
The value of a varmint
Producers and consumers
Declarations of interdependence
The Age of Ecology: Science and the Fate of the Earth
Healing the planet
Disturbing nature
Notes
Glossary of terms
Selected Bibliography
Index

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