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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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780520257191
ISBN-10: 0520257197
Format: Paperback
(184mm x 114mm x 15mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 25-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Ernest Callenbach

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.

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