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This classic introductory text offers a balanced survey of ecology. It is best known for its vivid examples from natural history, comprehensive coverage of evolution and quantitative approach.

Due to popular demand, this Fifth Edition Data Analysis Update brings twelve new data analysis modules that introduce students to ecological data and quantitative methods used by ecologists.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780716777625
  • Publisher: Freeman, W. H. & Company
  • Publication date: 7/21/2006
  • Edition description: Fifth Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 550
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.79 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Ecology: The Study of Nature

2. The Physical Environment
3. Adaptation to Aquatic and Terrestrial Environments
4. Variations in the Physical Environment
5. Biological Communities: The Biome Concept

6. Energy in the Ecosystem
7. Pathways of Elements in the Ecosystem
8. Nutrient Regeneration in Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecosystems

9. Adaptations to Life in Varying Environments
10. Life Histories and Evolutionary Fitness
11. Sex and Evolution
12. Family, Society, and Evolution

13. Population Structures
14. Population Growth and Regulation
15. Temporal and Spatial Dynamics of Populations
16. Population Genetics and Evolution

17. Relationships Among Species
18. Competition
19. Predation
20. Evolution Responses and Coevolution

21. Community Structure
22. Community Development
23. Biodiversity
24. History and Biogeography

25. Extinction and Conservation
26. Development and Global Ecology

Appendix A: International System of Units
Appendix B: Conversion Factors

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