Pyramids of Life

Pyramids of Life

by Harvey Croze, John Reader


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Pyramids of Life by Harvey Croze, John Reader

There is a natural law through which Harvey Croze and John Reader have identified pyramids of life, relationships that bind animals and plants together. These pyramids or patterns are repeated a thousand times on plains and in lakes, rivers, and forests as basic forces that determine the order of things.

Using the African ecosystem as its model, Pyramids of Life selects examples from every level of existence and takes into account the interference of man in recent years and the science of complex adaptive systems that has emerged over the past two decades. This book, containing more than three hundred color and black-and-white photographs, is a structured and fascinating exploration of the beauties and mysteries of the living world.

Pyramids of Life is an indispensable guide for all those with an interest in ecology and conservation-including students of these subjects-as well as a beautifully designed portrait of African wildlife and nature.

Harvey Croze is a researcher who participates in numerous programs of ecosystem analysis. John Reader, a photojournalist, moved to Kenya to work for Life magazine. His photographs and articles are published worldwide.

* "Explains, as no other book has ever done, precisely how the laws of ecology work." —Brian Jackman the sunday times
* "A solid seller to readers interested in ecology, evolution and wildlife." —Publishers Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781860466137
Publisher: Random House of Canada, Limited
Publication date: 09/28/2000
Edition description: REVISED
Pages: 303
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 10.61(h) x 0.88(d)

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