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Primer for Environmental Literacy

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ISBN-10: 0300070497

ISBN-13: 9780300070491

Edition: 1998

Authors: Frank B. Golley

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Description:

This broad-ranging book aims to present the key concepts of environmental science in an accessible style that can be understood by those who are not natural scientists.
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Book details

List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 8/11/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 254
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
Foundation Concepts
The Environment
The System
Hierarchical Organization
Land and Water Systems
The Ecosphere, with Comments on the Gaia Hypothesis and the Biosphere
Energy Dynamics
The Composition of the Earth
The Biome
The Landscape
The Watershed
The Ecotope
Species Diversity
Primary Production and Decomposition
Ecological Succession
The Population and the Individual
The Population as a Demographic Unit
Life-History Adaptations
The Individual Organism
Body Size and Climate Space
Speciation and Natural Selection
Interaction Between Individuals and Species
Interactions Between Individuals
Mutualism
Competition
Predation
Coevolution and Niche
The Biotic Community
Island Biogeography
Human Ecology
Conclusion: Ecology, Environment, and Ethics
Literature Cited
Index