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Author Odum, Eugene P. (Eugene Pleasants), 1913-2002.

Title Ecological vignettes : ecological approaches to dealing with human predicaments / Eugene Odum
Published Amsterdam ; Sydney : Harwood Academic Publishers, [1998]


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Description xiv, 269 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents 1. What We Learn from Ecology about Growth -- 2. What We Learn from Ecology about Energy -- 3. What We Learn from Ecology about Organization -- 4. What We Learn from Ecology about Change -- 5. What We Learn from Ecology about Behavior -- 6. What We Learn from Ecology about Diversity -- 7. Human Ecology: What We Don't Learn from Nature -- 8. Bottom Lines -- Essays and Commentaries for Further Reading. 1. Harmony Between Man and Nature: An Ecological View. 2. Optimum Population and Environment: A Georgian Microcosm. 3. The World's Most Polymorphic Species: Carrying Capacity Transgressed Two Ways / William R. Catton, Jr. 4. How to Prosper in a World of Limited Resources: Lessons from Coral Reefs and Forests on Poor Soils. 5. How Universities Should Grow. 6. Energy: The Common Denominator. 7. Production, Maintenance and Environmental Law. 8. Ecosystem Management: A New Venture for Humankind. 9. The Watershed as an Ecological Unit. 10. Natural Areas as Necessary Components of Man's Total Environment / Howard T. Odum. 11. Energy, Ecosystem Development, and Environmental Risk. 12. The Transition from Youth to Maturity in Nature and Society. 13. Reduced-Input Agriculture Reduces Nonpoint Pollution. 14. When to Confront and When to Cooperate. 15. The Search for the Evil Kingdom. 16. Diversity in the Landscape: The Multilevel Approach. 17. Diversity and the Survival of the Ecosystem. 18. The Pricing System. 19. Energy, Ecology, and Economics / Howard T. Odum. 20. Prerequisites for Sustainability. 21. Environmental Degradation and the Tyranny of Small Decisions / William E. Odum. 22. Bridging the Four Major "Gaps" that Threaten Human and Environmental Quality. 23. Biotechnology Presents a Challenge to the Campus. 24. Source Reduction, Input Management, and Dual Capitalism. 25. Earth Stewardship. 26. Ecology: The Common-Sense Approach
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-259) and index
Subject Ecology.
Environmental protection.
Human ecology.
LC no. 2002421315
ISBN 9057025213
9057025221 (paperback)