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Title:
Nature's economy : a history of ecological ideas
Author:
Worster, Donald, 1941-
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Edition:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
Cambridge ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1994.
Physical Description:
xiii, 507 pages ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
Two roads diverged: Ecology in the eighteenth century. Science in Arcadia ; The empire of reason -- The subversive science: Thoreau's romantic ecology. A naturalist in Concord ; Nature looking into nature ; Roots and branches -- The dismal science: Darwinian ecology. A fallen world ; The education of a scientist ; Scrambling for place ; The ascent of man -- O pioneers: Ecology on the frontier. Words on a map ; Clements and the climax community ; Dust follows the plow -- The morals of a science: Ethics, economics, and ecology. The value of a varmint ; Producers and consumers ; Declarations of interdependence -- The age of ecology: Science and the fate of the earth. Healing the planet ; Disturbing nature.
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ISBN:
9780521452731

9780521468343
Format :
Book