Ecology: Plants, Animals, and the Environment

Ecology: Plants, Animals, and the Environment

by Michael Allaby, Richard Garratt
     
 

Discovering the Earth is a Fascinating seven-volume set that describes the steps by which we have reached our cumulative understanding of the way Earth functions. Each volume concentrates on a particular branch of science and area of scientific discovery through the lives and research of individuals of a specific time. Designed to complement science curricula, the

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Discovering the Earth is a Fascinating seven-volume set that describes the steps by which we have reached our cumulative understanding of the way Earth functions. Each volume concentrates on a particular branch of science and area of scientific discovery through the lives and research of individuals of a specific time. Designed to complement science curricula, the books depict the challenges that scientists overcame and the obstacles presented when their contemporaries did not recognize their discoveries as relevant or significant.

Ecology: Plants, Animals, and fhe Environment traces the origin of ecology and explains what it is and how it has progressed over time. By examining the notable contributions of naturalists, botanists, and other scientists, the book shows how ecology has developed not only into a scientific discipline devoted to the study of organisms and their natural environment but also an environmentalist movement. Sidebars throughout the book enhance fundamental concepts and provide capsule biographical portraits of key personalities who contributed to the field of environmental science.

The volume includes information on

the "balance of nature"

biogeography

Rachel Carson

the classification of plant communities

Charles Darwin

environmentalism

the Great Chain of Being

research in Europe and in North America

sociobiology

Gilbert White

The book contains more than 30 full-color photographs and four-color line illustrations, a glossary, a detailed list of print and Internet resources, and an index. Discovering the Earth is an essential set for high school students, teachers, and general readers who wish to learn how scientists acquiredtheir knowledge of the world that led to how they "discovered" the Earth.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816061006
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/01/2009
Series:
Discovering the Earth Series
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

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