Ecology: Concepts and Applications / Edition 5

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Overview

Here is a spectacular, thought-provoking, and highly informative guide to the fascinating story of ecology.

Superb color photographs of animals, plants, and ecosystems reveal the ideas and discoveries that have changed our understanding of life around us.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073383224
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies,Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/27/2009
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 608
  • Sales rank: 555,954
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Manuel Molles received his Ph.D. from the University of Arizona. He currently teaches at the University of New Mexico and is also Curator of Fishes and Aquatic Invertebrates. Dr. Molles has written and co-authored a number of publications on various ecology topics throughout his career, many of which he has presented at national and international conferences. Additionally, Dr. Molles was a Fulbright Scholar in Portugal.

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Table of Contents

What is ecology? 6
Nature's producers 8
The transfer of energy 10
Food webs 12
Recycling to live 14
The water cycle 16
Carbon on the move 18
Keeping the Earth fertile 20
The life-giving soil 22
The distribution of life 24
Ecological niche 26
Studying populations 28
Checks on population growth 30
Family strategies 32
Time and nature 34
Ecology and evolution 36
Life in the ocean 38
Surviving in arid lands 40
A world of ebb and flow 42
Leaves and needles 44
Riches of the reef 46
Sharing the grasslands 48
Where river meets sea 50
Scaling the heights 52
Fresh waters 54
Incredible diversity 56
Human ecology 58
Human impact 60
Ecology today 62
Index 64
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