ISBN-10:
0071122524
ISBN-13:
9780071122528
Pub. Date:
01/01/2002
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Ecology: Concepts and Applications / Edition 2

Ecology: Concepts and Applications / Edition 2

by Manuel C. MollesManuel C. Molles

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071122528
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 01/01/2002
Edition description: 2ND
Pages: 586
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

About 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.

Table of Contents

What is ecology?6
Nature's producers8
The transfer of energy10
Food webs12
Recycling to live14
The water cycle16
Carbon on the move18
Keeping the Earth fertile20
The life-giving soil22
The distribution of life24
Ecological niche26
Studying populations28
Checks on population growth30
Family strategies32
Time and nature34
Ecology and evolution36
Life in the ocean38
Surviving in arid lands40
A world of ebb and flow42
Leaves and needles44
Riches of the reef46
Sharing the grasslands48
Where river meets sea50
Scaling the heights52
Fresh waters54
Incredible diversity56
Human ecology58
Human impact60
Ecology today62
Index64

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