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Essentials of Ecology

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  • Sales Rank:38,471
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Paperback
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Edition:3
  • Pages:532
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):1.7
  • Dimensions (in):1.2 x 7.6 x 9.7
  • Publication Date:February 26, 2008
  • ISBN:1405156589
  • EAN:9781405156585
  • ASIN:1405156589
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Synopsis
This textbook presents introductory ecology in an accessible, state-of-the-art format designed to cultivate the novice student's understanding of, and fascination with, the natural world. In a concise, engaging style, this text outlines the essential principles of ecology from the theoretical fundamentals to their practical applications. Full color artwork, simple pedagogical features, and a wide range of carefully-chosen examples make this book an ideal introduction to ecology for students at all levels.

The third edition of this successful text is much more than a simple update, reflecting the vibrancy of the field. With hundreds of new examples, it contains for the first time a separate chapter on evolutionary ecology, with all other chapters, especially those on applied aspects, having been extensively revised and re-written. The new edition also features new artwork and an enhanced design, making this book as attractive as it is up-to-date and relevant.

Outstanding features of the third edition of Essentials of Ecology include:

  • Dedicated website - available at www.blackwellpublishing.com/townsend, featuring study resources and web research questions
  • Key Concepts - summarized at the beginning of each chapter
  • History boxes outlining key landmarks in the development of ecology
  • Quantitative boxes - allowing mathematical aspects of ecology to be explained clearly without interrupting the flow of the text
  • Topical ECOncerns boxes - highlighting ethical, social and political questions in ecology
  • Review questions - included at the end of each chapter

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