Method in Ecology: Strategies for Conservation / Edition 1

Method in Ecology: Strategies for Conservation / Edition 1

by Kristin S. Shrader-Frechette, Earl D. McCoy
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521446937

ISBN-13: 9780521446938

Pub. Date: 02/28/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Although conceptual problems have often prevented the formulation and evaluation of theories, this text reveals how ecology can provide us with specific answers to practical environmental questions. A case study using the Florida panther is accordingly examined.

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Although conceptual problems have often prevented the formulation and evaluation of theories, this text reveals how ecology can provide us with specific answers to practical environmental questions. A case study using the Florida panther is accordingly examined.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521446938
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
338
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: what ecology can't do; 2. Ecological concepts are problematic; 3. Ecological theory is problematic; 4. Ecological science is value laden; 5. What ecology can do; 6. Ecology and a new account of rationality; 7. Objections: rationality in ecology; 8. A case study: the Florida panther; 9. Policy aspects of the Florida panther case; 10. Conclusions; References; Index.

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