Nature's Economy: A History of Ecological Ideas

Framsida
Donald Worster
Cambridge University Press, 24 juni 1994 - 505 sidor
4 Recensioner
Nature's Economy is a wide-ranging investigation of ecology's past. It traces the origins of the concept, discusses the thinkers who have shaped it, and shows how it in turn has shaped the modern perception of our place in nature. The book includes portraits of Linnaeus, Gilbert White, Darwin, Thoreau, and such key twentieth-century ecologists as Rachel Carson, Frederic Clements, Aldo Leopold, James Lovelock, and Eugene Odum. It concludes with a new Part VI, which looks at the directions ecology has taken most recently.
  

Så tycker andra - Skriv en recension

Review: Nature's Economy: A History of Ecological Ideas

Användarrecension  - Steven - Goodreads

We don't hear it as much these days, but the notion that we are living in an Age of Ecology persists. Why don't we hear of it more often? Why doesn't it feel like we're living in an Age of Ecology ... Läs hela recensionen

Review: Nature's Economy: A History of Ecological Ideas

Användarrecension  - David Bates - Goodreads

In his 1977 work Nature's Economy Donald Worster traces the development of the scientific discipline of ecology, which he broadly defines as the systematic thinking about the interrelationships of ... Läs hela recensionen

Innehåll

Preface
ix
Two Roads Diverged Ecology in the Eighteenth Century
1
Science in Arcadia
3
The Empire of Reason
26
The Subversive Science Thoreaus Romantic Ecology
57
A Naturalist in Concord
59
Nature Looking into Nature
77
Roots and Branches
98
Clements and the Climax Community
205
Dust Follows the Plow
221
The Moral of a Science Ethics Economics and Ecology
255
The Value of a Varmint
258
Producers and Consumers
291
Declarations of Interdependence
316
The Age of Ecology Science and the Fate of the Earth
339
Healing the Planet
342

The Dismal Science Darwinian Ecology
113
A Fallen World
115
The Education of a Scientist
130
Scrambling for Place
145
The Ascent of Man
170
O Pioneers Ecology on the Frontier
189
Words on a Map
191
Disturbing Nature
388
Notes
435
Glossary of Terms
471
Selected Bibliography
474
Index
499
Upphovsrätt

Vanliga ord och fraser

Hänvisningar till den här boken

Environmental Values in American Culture
Willett Kempton
Begränsad förhandsgranskning - 1996
Alla boksökningsresultat »

Bibliografisk information