Ecological Vignettes: Ecological Approaches to Dealing with Human Predicaments

Ecological Vignettes: Ecological Approaches to Dealing with Human Predicaments

by Eugene P Odum
     
 

ISBN-10: 9057025221

ISBN-13: 9789057025228

Pub. Date: 10/01/1998

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.  See more details below

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First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789057025228
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/01/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
286
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1What We Learn from Ecology about Growth1
2What We Learn from Ecology about Energy13
3What We Learn from Ecology about Organization23
4What We Learn from Ecology about Change27
5What We Learn from Ecology about Behavior33
6What We Learn from Ecology about Diversity39
7Human Ecology: What We Don't Learn from Nature41
8Bottom Lines55
Essays and Commentaries for Further Reading
1Harmony Between Man and Nature: An Ecological View61
2Optimum Population and Environment: A Georgian Microcosm73
3The World's Most Polymorphic Species: Carrying Capacity Transgressed Two Ways79
4How to Prosper in a World of Limited Resources: Lessons from Coral Reefs and Forests on Poor Soils93
5How Universities Should Grow101
6Energy: The Common Denominator105
7Production, Maintenance and Environmental Law113
8Ecosystem Management: A New Venture for Humankind115
9The Watershed as an Ecological Unit127
10Natural Areas as Necessary Components of Man's Total Environment133
11Energy, Ecosystem Development, and Environmental Risk145
12The Transition from Youth to Maturity in Nature and Society163
13Reduced-Input Agriculture Reduces Nonpoint Pollution169
14When to Confront and When to Cooperate173
15The Search for the Evil Kingdom177
16Diversity in the Landscape: The Multilevel Approach181
17Diversity and the Survival of the Ecosystem187
18The Pricing System193
19Energy, Ecology, and Economics199
20Prerequisites for Sustainability217
21Environmental Degradation and the Tyranny of Small Decisions221
22Bridging the Four Major "Gaps" that Threaten Human and Environmental Quality225
23Biotechnology Presents a Challenge to the Campus231
24Source Reduction, Input Management, and Dual Capitalism235
25Earth Stewardship237
26Ecology: The Common-Sense Approach241
Literature Cited249
Index261

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