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Description - Fragile Dominion by Simon A. Levin

We all know that our planet is losing its biological diversity at an alarming rate, with frightening implications for our future. But when does an ecosystem hit the breaking point? In this important book, Princeton biologist Simon Levin offers general readers the first look at how the new science of complexity can help to solve our looming ecological crisis. Levin argues that our biosphere is the classic embodiment of what scientists call complex adaptive systems. By exploring how such systems work, we can determine how they might fail: How much loss can an ecosystem bear before it starts to collapse? How resilient are these systems? Do they in fact hover at the edge of chaos? A deeply original work on one of the most pressing issues of our time, Fragile Dominion is a powerful appeal to understand and protect the global "commons."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780738203195
ISBN-10: 073820319X
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Pages: 264
Imprint: Perseus Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 19-May-2000
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Simon A. Levin

Simon Levin is the Moffett Professor of Biology at Princeton University, and Director of the Princeton Environmental Institute. He is the recipient of many prestigious academic awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and the MacArthur Award of the Ecological Society of America. He is the author or editor of over 25 books on ecology, biology, and biodiversity.

Books By Simon A. Levin

Perspectives in Ecological Theory by Simon A. Levin
Hardback, April 2016
Encyclopedia of Biodiversity by Simon A. Levin
Hardback, February 2013
Princeton Guide to Ecology by Simon A. Levin
Paperback, September 2012
Importance of Species by Simon A. Levin
Paperback, December 2002