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Offering essential environmental wisdom for the twenty-first century, this lively, compact book explains more than sixty basic ecological concepts in an easy-to-use A-to-Z format. From Air and Biodiversity to Restoration and Zoos, Ecology: A Pocket Guide forms a dynamic web of ideas that can be entered at any point or read straight through. An accessible, informative guide to achieving ecoliteracy, it tells the story of the amazing interconnectivity of life on Earth and along the way provides the ecological understanding necessary for fighting environmental degradation. This new edition has been updated throughout and features five new essays on the topics of biotechnology, global warming, migration, smell, and tourism.
Ecology: Planetary to Microscopic Scales (drawings)
A Postscript: The Power of Words
Ernest Callenbach is the author of Ecotopia, an environmental classic that has sold nearly a million copies, Bring Back the Buffalo! A Sustainable Future for America's Great Plains (UC Press), and Ecotopia Emerging, among other books. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
“An environmental science program would do well to put this volume into the hands of each student and teacher.“—Nsta Recommends
“Each entry is a small gem. . . . Callenbach’s short essays are enjoyable and thought-provoking reading.”—Science Scope
“Enjoyable and thought-provoking.”—Cary Seidman Science Teacher
“Lively compact book. . . . A dynamic web of ideas that can be entered at any point or read straight through.”—Claire Yezbak Fadden Life After 50
“These essays indeed can be savored, a delightful surprise in albeit a reference work.”—Marilyn K. Alaimo Chicago Botanic Garden
“Every household should have one!”—DRK Wildlife Activist
"A graceful, lucid, and judicious book that belongs in the back pocket of every planetary citizen."—Evan Eisenberg, author of The Ecology of Eden
"For you readers who hate science and never read it, Ecology: A Pocket Guide
excites your understanding and gently shows you what you have been missing. For the rest of us, this book confirms our love for and respect for scientific insight as a major way of knowing."—Lynn Margulis, University of Massachusetts, Amherst