Why Big Fierce Animals are Rare: An Ecologist's Perspective

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Princeton University Press, 1979 - 256 pages
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Here is one of the most provocative, wide-ranging, and delightful books ever written about our environment. Paul Colinvaux takes a penetrating look at the science of ecology, bringing to his subject both profound knowledge and an enthusiasm that will encourage a greater understanding of the environment and of the efforts of those who seek to preserve it.


  

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Review: Why Big Fierce Animals Are Rare: An Ecologist's Perspective

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Delicious heap of argumentation. Keep it coming, scientists.... Cookie Monster is hungry. Consulter l'avis complet

Table des matières

Prelude
3
The Science That Reasons Why
5
Every Species Has Its Niche
10
Why Big Fierce Animals Are Rare
18
The Efficiency of Life
32
The Nation States of Trees
47
The Social Lives of Plants
63
A Lesson from Farming
74
The Succession Affair
117
Peaceful Coexistence
136
What Hunting Animals Do
150
The Social Imperatives of Space
162
Why There Are So Many Species
183
The Stability in Nature
199
The Peoples Place
212
Postlude
234

Why the Sea Is Blue
82
The Ocean System
89
The Regulation of the Air
97
The Curious Incident of the Lake in the Now Time
108
Ecological Reading
239
Index
247
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À propos de l'auteur (1979)

Paul Colinvaux is senior research scientist, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, and professor emeritus, The Ohio State University. He has published extensively on ecological topics and hosted the twenty-part PBS series, "What Ecology Really Says," He lives in Woods Hole, MA.

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