The Ghosts of Evolution
Nonsensical Fruit, Missing Partners and Other Ecological Anachronisms
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Ghosts of Evolution by Connie Barlow
Book DescriptionA new vision is sweeping through ecological science: The dense web of dependencies that makes up an ecosystem has gained an added dimension-the dimension of time. Every field, forest, and park is full of living organisms adapted for relationships with creatures that are now extinct. In a vivid narrative, Connie Barlow shows how the idea of "missing partners" in nature evolved from isolated, curious examples into an idea that is transforming how ecologists understand the entire flora and fauna of the Americas. This fascinating book will enrich the experience of any amateur naturalist, as well as teach us that the ripples of biodiversity loss around us are just the leading edge of what may well become perilous cascades of extinction.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780465005529
(229mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 28-Feb-2002
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Connie Barlow
Green Space, Green Time, Hardback (September 1997)
Over the last few centuries, science has usurped domains of knowledge that were once the province of religion. At the same time, however, both science and religion have enforced strict boundaries throughout. Science can describe the world to us, but it cannot tell us about meaning or values. This title presents a case for breaching this barrier.
From Gaia to Selfish Genes, Paperback (September 1992)» View all books by Connie Barlow
Lively excerpts from the popular writings of leading theorists in the life sciences blend in a seamless presentation of the controversies and bold ideas driving contemporary biological research.
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Author Biography - Connie Barlow
Connie Barlow is an editor and author of several books including Green Space, Green Time. She lives in Rockland County, New York.
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