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Nature's Economy A History of Ecological Ideas

ISBN-10: 052131870X

ISBN-13: 9780521318709

Edition: 1985

Authors: Donald Worster

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This wide-ranging investigation of ecology's past 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. Donald Worster focuses on the dramatic shifts in man's view of the living world that have occurred since the eighteenth century, looking closely at the contributions of such figures as Linnaeus, Gilbert White, Darwin, and Thoreau, as well as those of the twentieth-century ecologists Frederic Clements, Aldo Leopold, and Eugene Odum. The author has written a new preface for this work, which was first published by Sierra Club Books in 1977.
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Book details

List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 1985
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/29/1985
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 6.14" wide x 9.25" long x 0.91" tall
Weight: 1.408
Language: English

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