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The Resource Toward a unified ecology, Timothy F.H. Allen and Thomas W. Hoekstra ; with illustrations by Joyce V. Vandewater

Toward a unified ecology, Timothy F.H. Allen and Thomas W. Hoekstra ; with illustrations by Joyce V. Vandewater

Label
Toward a unified ecology
Title
Toward a unified ecology
Statement of responsibility
Timothy F.H. Allen and Thomas W. Hoekstra ; with illustrations by Joyce V. Vandewater
Title variation
Towards a unified ecology
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The first edition of Toward a Unified Ecology was ahead of its time. For the second edition, the authors present a new synthesis of their core ideas on evaluating communities, organisms, populations, biomes, models, and management. The book now places greater emphasis on post-normal critiques, cognizant of ever-present observer values in the system. The problem it addresses is how to work holistically on complex things that cannot be defined, and this book continues to build an approach to the problem of scaling in ecosystems. Provoked by complexity theory, the authors add a whole new chapter on the central role of narrative in science and how models improve them. The book takes data and modeling seriously, with a sophisticated philosophy of science.--
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Allen, T. F. H
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Hoekstra, T. W
  • Vandewater, Joyce W.
Series statement
Complexity in ecological systems series
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Ecology
Label
Toward a unified ecology, Timothy F.H. Allen and Thomas W. Hoekstra ; with illustrations by Joyce V. Vandewater
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 447-471) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The principles of ecological integration -- The landscape criterion -- The ecosystem criterion -- The community criterion -- The organism criterion -- The population criterion -- The biome and biosphere criteria -- Narratives for complexity -- Management of ecological systems -- A unified approach to basic research
Control code
FIEb17788924
Dimensions
26 cm.
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
xv, 486 pages
Isbn
9780231168892
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)889688437
Label
Toward a unified ecology, Timothy F.H. Allen and Thomas W. Hoekstra ; with illustrations by Joyce V. Vandewater
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 447-471) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The principles of ecological integration -- The landscape criterion -- The ecosystem criterion -- The community criterion -- The organism criterion -- The population criterion -- The biome and biosphere criteria -- Narratives for complexity -- Management of ecological systems -- A unified approach to basic research
Control code
FIEb17788924
Dimensions
26 cm.
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
xv, 486 pages
Isbn
9780231168892
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)889688437

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