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Essentials of Ecology

Format: Paperback
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd, Chichester, United Kingdom
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Published: 1st Feb 2008
Dimensions: w 193mm h 247mm d 29mm
Weight: 798g
ISBN-10: 1405156589
ISBN-13: 9781405156585
Barcode No: 9781405156585
Synopsis
This textbook presents introductory ecology in an accessible, state-of-the-art format designed to cultivate the novice student's understanding of, and fascination with, the natural world. In a concise, engaging style, this text outlines the essential principles of ecology from the theoretical fundamentals to their practical applications. Full color artwork, simple pedagogical features, and a wide range of carefully-chosen examples make this book an ideal introduction to ecology for students at all levels. The third edition of this successful text is much more than a simple update, reflecting the vibrancy of the field. With hundreds of new examples, it contains for the first time a separate chapter on evolutionary ecology, with all other chapters, especially those on applied aspects, having been extensively revised and re-written. The new edition also features new artwork and an enhanced design, making this book as attractive as it is up-to-date and relevant. Outstanding features of the third edition of Essentials of Ecology include:* Dedicated website - available at www.blackwellpublishing.com/townsend, featuring study resources and web research questions* Key Concepts - summarized at the beginning of each chapter* History boxes outlining key landmarks in the development of ecology* Quantitative boxes - allowing mathematical aspects of ecology to be explained clearly without interrupting the flow of the text* Topical ECOncerns boxes - highlighting ethical, social and political questions in ecology* Review questions - included at the end of each chapter

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"In a concise, engaging style, this book contains the essential principles of ecology from theoretical to their practical applications." (Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, July/August 2008) "The new edition also features new artwork and an enhanced design, making Essentials of Ecology as attractive as it is up-to-date and relevant." (Biotechnologie, Agronomie Societe et Environment)