Nature's Economy: A History of Ecological Ideas

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Cambridge University Press, 24 juni 1994 - 505 sidor
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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.
 

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Worster's book compartmentalizes his subject and fails to draw upon sources that reach beyond spheres that work for his purposes alone. His summarization of Christianity (in two pages) inadequately ... Läs hela recensionen

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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
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