Ecology and the Biosphere: Principles and Problems
Hanks, Sharon La Bonde
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Book ID : 3373
ISBN-10 : 81-8274-238-2 / 8182742382
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Language : English
CONTENTS:- Science: What is Science?; Who does science and why?; What is a scientist?; What do scientists do?; How do they do it?; How do scientists analyze data?; What are the kinds of science?; What do you need to know?; Life; What is life?; Where did life come from?; How does life change?; Systems; How do they work?; Biosphere; What is it?; How do we study it?; Ecosystem; What is it?; How do we study it?; Ecosystem; What is it?; Biotic component; General categories of organisms; How do we figure out how it works?; Population dynamics: The effects of overpopulation; The effects of population control efforts; The effects of introduced species; Abiotic Component; Limiting factors; Energy; The food chain; Soil; Soil Erosion; Nutrients [biogeochemical cycles] carbon cycle; Water cycle; Nitrogen cycle; Phosphorous cycle; Sulfur cycle; Oxygen cycle; Toxic material; Recycling; How does the ecosystem change?; Biospheric problems; Biomes; What are they?; What you do makes a difference.
This is an ideal book for bringing together important concepts and information regarding how science relates to our lives. How the biosphere works, what is wrong with earth, and what we can do to make a real difference. Now there is a book that delivers real life examples that make understanding more interesting and relevant to non-scientists. Concise and focused, this book will enable readers to make intelligent choices about their involvement in the future of the earth.