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The Resource A citizen's guide to ecology, by Lawrence B. Slobodkin

A citizen's guide to ecology, by Lawrence B. Slobodkin

Label
A citizen's guide to ecology
Title
A citizen's guide to ecology
Statement of responsibility
by Lawrence B. Slobodkin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Publisher's description: The earth is continuously changing and evolving yet it is unclear how environmental changes will affect us in years to come. What changes are inevitable? What changes, if any, are beneficial? And what can we do as citizens of this planet to protect it and our future generations? Larry Slobodkin, one of the leading pioneers of modern ecology, offers compelling answers to these questions in A Citizen's Guide to Ecology. He provides many insights into ecology and the processes that keep the world functioning. This important guide introduces observations that underlie arguments about all aspects of the natural environment--including both global and local issues. To clarify difficult concepts, Slobodkin uses lake, ocean, and terrestrial ecosystems to explain ecological energy flows and relationships on a global scale. The book presents a clear and current understanding of the ecological world, and how individual citizens can participate in practical decisions on ecological issues. It tackles such issues as global warming, ecology and health, organic farming, species extinction and adaptation, and endangered species. An excellent introduction and overview, A Citizen's Guide to Ecology helps us to understand what steps we as humans can take to keep our planet habitable for generations to come
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Slobodkin, Lawrence B
Dewey number
577
Index
no index present
LC call number
QH541
LC item number
.S54 2003eb
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
QH541
NAL item number
.S56 2003
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ecology
  • Nature
  • Ecology
  • Environnement
  • Homme
  • SCIENCE
  • NATURE
  • NATURE
  • SCIENCE
  • Ecology
  • Nature
  • Ecologie
  • Mens en natuur
Label
A citizen's guide to ecology, by Lawrence B. Slobodkin
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Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-230)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Defining ecology -- Changes -- Why another ecology book? -- Who are ecologists -- 1: The big picture : water and energy, life's necessities. The origin of life and of atmospheric oxygen -- Big systems: Lakes -- Lakes through the seasons -- Oceans -- Dry land -- How independent are ecological systems? -- 2: How do species survive? Populations -- Individuals and populations -- Species diversity -- Species extinction -- Are all invasive species villains? -- 3: Two major current problems : global warming and endangered species. What can be done about global warming? -- Protecting endangered species -- 4: Applying ecology : experts, pseudoexperts, and how to tell them apart. The importance of being natural and vegetarian -- Medicine and ecology as "health" sciences
Control code
ocm62873238
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (245 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780195162868
Lccn
2002072826
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o49959367
  • (OCoLC)62873238
Label
A citizen's guide to ecology, by Lawrence B. Slobodkin
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-230)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Defining ecology -- Changes -- Why another ecology book? -- Who are ecologists -- 1: The big picture : water and energy, life's necessities. The origin of life and of atmospheric oxygen -- Big systems: Lakes -- Lakes through the seasons -- Oceans -- Dry land -- How independent are ecological systems? -- 2: How do species survive? Populations -- Individuals and populations -- Species diversity -- Species extinction -- Are all invasive species villains? -- 3: Two major current problems : global warming and endangered species. What can be done about global warming? -- Protecting endangered species -- 4: Applying ecology : experts, pseudoexperts, and how to tell them apart. The importance of being natural and vegetarian -- Medicine and ecology as "health" sciences
Control code
ocm62873238
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (245 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780195162868
Lccn
2002072826
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o49959367
  • (OCoLC)62873238

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