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Ecology The Economy Of Nature

Author : Robert Ricklefs
ISBN : 1319187722
Genre : Science
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Now in its seventh edition, this landmark textbook has helped to define introductory ecology courses for over four decades. With a dramatic transformation from previous editions, this text helps lecturers embrace the challenges and opportunities of teaching ecology in a contemporary lecture hall. The text maintains its signature evolutionary perspective and emphasis on the quantitative aspects of the field, but it has been completely rewritten for today’s undergraduates. Modernised in a new streamlined format, from 27 to 23 chapters, it is manageable now for a one-term course. Chapters are organised around four to six key concepts that are repeated as major headings and repeated again in streamlined summaries. Ecology: The Economy of Nature is available with SaplingPlus.An online solution that combines an e-book of the text, Ricklef’s powerful multimedia resources, and the robust problem bank of Sapling Learning. Every problem entered by a student will be answered with targeted feedback, allowing your students to learn with every question they answer.
Category: Science

The Economy Of Nature

Author : Robert E. Ricklefs
ISBN : 071672815X
Genre : Ecology
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"The fourth edition of The Economy of Nature has been thoroughly revised to improve clarity and update coverage of many new developments in the field. As in previous editions, Robert Ricklefs balances theory with experimental studies and empirical examples of ecological patterns in a style that has made his text a favorite among students and instructors." "Treatment of the biome concept of ecology - new to this edition; new coverage of phenotypic plasticity, patch dynamics, and landscape ecology among other topics; new two-color art program enhances the graphical presentation of data and concepts; expanded comparison of terrestrial and aquatic biomes; lively narrative accounts of the natural history of organisms; math-friendly presentation of models of ecological processes; and study aids include chapter-opening outlines, numbered summaries, boldfaced key terms, and a new secondary heading structure."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Category: Ecology

The New Economy Of Nature

Author : Gretchen Daily
ISBN : 9781610910965
Genre : Business & Economics
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Why shouldn't people who deplete our natural assets have to pay, and those who protect them reap profits? Conservation-minded entrepreneurs and others around the world are beginning to ask just that question, as the increasing scarcity of natural resources becomes a tangible threat to our own lives and our hopes for our children. The New Economy of Nature brings together Gretchen Daily, one of the world's leading ecologists, with Katherine Ellison, a Pulitzer-prize winning journalist, to offer an engaging and informative look at a new "new economy" -- a system recognizing the economic value of natural systems and the potential profits in protecting them.Through engaging stories from around the world, the authors introduce readers to a diverse group of people who are pioneering new approaches to conservation. We meet Adam Davis, an American business executive who dreams of establishing a market for buying and selling "ecosystem service units;" John Wamsley, a former math professor in Australia who has found a way to play the stock market and protect native species at the same time; and Dan Janzen, a biologist working in Costa Rica who devised a controversial plan to sell a conservation area's natural waste-disposal services to a local orange juice producer. Readers also visit the Catskill Mountains, where the City of New York purchased undeveloped land instead of building an expensive new water treatment facility; and King County, Washington, where county executive Ron Sims has dedicated himself to finding ways of "making the market move" to protect the county's remaining open space.Daily and Ellison describe the dynamic interplay of science, economics, business, and politics that is involved in establishing these new approaches and examine what will be needed to create successful models and lasting institutions for conservation. The New Economy of Nature presents a fundamentally new way of thinking about the environment and about the economy, and with its fascinating portraits of charismatic pioneers, it is as entertaining as it is informative.
Category: Business & Economics

Human Life And The Natural World

Author : Owen Goldin
ISBN : 1551111071
Genre : Philosophy
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Human concern over the urgency of current environmental issues increasingly entails wide-ranging discussions of how we may rethink the relationship between humans and the rest of the natural world. In order to provide a context for such discussions this anthology provides a selection of some of the most important, interesting and influential readings on the subject from classical times through to the late nineteenth century. Included are such figures as Xenophon, Plato, Aristotle, Hildegard of Bingen, St Francis of Assisi, Bacon, Descartes, Kant, Mill, Emerson and Thoreau. As the collection as a whole amply demonstrates, the history of western philosophical accounts of nature can help us to better understand current attitudes and problems. Human Life and the Natural World may also be of interest to a broad range of philosophers and students of philosophy, and more generally to those with a concern for the environment that engages the intellect as well as the heart.
Category: Philosophy

The Economics Of Nature And The Nature Of Economics

Author : Cutler J. Cleveland
ISBN : 9781843761419
Genre : Business & Economics
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The writing style is clear and sophisticated, and the quality of production high. Steve Harrison, Economic Analysis and Policy . . . what we have in this anthropology is a very readable collection of well written articles which explore the limits of both conventional economic theory and new approaches . . . For a general reader involved in sustainable development the book is a good compilation of current approaches . . . The style and technical level in the articles makes this book usable at levels from undergraduate university through the governmental sectors. Its broad range and readable style makes the collection a good working reference volume. Edward J. Linky, Natural Resources Forum This book discusses important recent developments in the theory, concepts and empirical applications of ecological economics and sustainable development. The editors have assembled a fascinating collection of papers from some of the leading scholars in the field of ecological economics. Topics covered include: the contribution of classical economics to ecological economics alternatives to the growth paradigm and Gross Domestic Product valuation in ecological economics and indicators of natural resource scarcity case studies of sustainable development critical reviews of the environmental Kuznets curve green national accounting. This will be an invaluable text for scholars, policy analysts and students interested in sustainable development and ecological, environmental and resource economics.
Category: Business & Economics

Nature S Economy

Author : David Worster
ISBN : 0521468345
Genre : History
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Nature's Economy is a wide-ranging investigation of ecology's past, first published in 1994.
Category: History

Natural Images In Economic Thought

Author : Philip Mirowski
ISBN : 0521478847
Genre : Business & Economics
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This 1994 book was the first collection devoted to impact of natural sciences on content and form of economics in history.
Category: Business & Economics

The Lost World Of Thomas Jefferson

Author : Daniel J. Boorstin
ISBN : 0226064972
Genre : History
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In this classic work by one of America's most distinguished historians, Daniel Boorstin enters into Thomas Jefferson's world of ideas. By analysing writings of 'the Jeffersonian Circle,' Boorstin explores concepts of God, nature, equality, toleration, education and government in order to illuminate their underlying world view. The Lost World of Thomas Jefferson demonstrates why on the 250th anniversary of his birth, this American leader's message has remained relevant to our national crises and grand concerns. "The volume is too subtle, too rich in ideas for anyone to do justice to it in brief summary, too heavily documented and too carefully wrought for anyone to dismiss its thesis. . . . It is a major contribution not only to Jefferson studies but to American intellectual history. . . . All who work in the history of ideas will find themselves in Mr. Boorstin's debt."—Richard Hofstadter, South Atlantic Monthly
Category: History

Ecology The Economy Of Nature

Author : Rick Relyea
ISBN : 9781319188955
Genre : Science
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This landmark text helped to define introductory ecology courses for over four decades. The text?maintains its signature evolutionary perspective and emphasis on the quantitative aspects of the field, but it has been improved for today's undergraduates--with extensive new pedagogy, including Learning Goals, Concept Checks, fresh examples and fully integrated media resources. Students will especially appreciate the new video tutorials that accompany the Analyzing Ecology essays.
Category: Science

An Introduction To Ecological Economics

Author : Robert Costanza
ISBN : 142004835X
Genre : Science
File Size : 51.84 MB
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Ecological economics is a way of rethinking the relationship between humans and the environment and working out the implications of how we manage our lives and the planet. An Introduction to Ecological Economics offers a starting point for undergraduate and graduate students and environmental professionals interested in this transdisciplinary field. Beginning in Section 1 with a description of some current problems in society and their underlying causes, Section 2 then takes a historical perspective to explain how world views regarding economics and ecology have evolved. Section 3 presents the fundamental principles of ecological economics, and Part 4 outlines and discusses a set of policies for creating a sustainable society as well as instruments that could be used to implement those policies. A conclusions section summarizes the main points of the book and proposes prospects for the future. Let An Introduction to Ecological Economics introduce you to important issues affecting our ecology, our economy, our world.
Category: Science