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In this handy informative guide to the terminology of ecology, author Ernest Callenbach presents the fundamental concepts of ecology in alphabetical order in a brief, clear literary style. It is not surprising that this little handbook has become so popular. Beginning with the air around us, he weaves together ideas about the interconnection of life processes on Earth in a way that can be easily comprehended by all readers, not just scientists working at the cutting edge. These essays indeed can be savored, a delightful surprise in a reference work.
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This book is a useful source of information for researchers and graduate students in ecology, mycology, microbiology, soil science, plant science, forestry, animal science, algology and environmental science — particularly those studying the interactions of fungi with other organisms in an ecosystem. With more than 1,200 references, it is an ideal tool for accessing further information on specific topics.
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This text, composed of essays from contributing experts in the field of ecology and evolutionary biology, proposes that practical information gained from research of individual sites can be used as a framework to gain an understanding of other environments. The editors suggest that since ecology and evolutionary biology share some of the same elements as the social sciences, a research approach they call “ecology of place” be used in environmental studies.
— Marilyn K. Alaimo, garden writer and volunteer, Chicago Botanic Garden
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Greenhouse Ecosystems is an extensive treatment of greenhouses and their artificial environments. Sixteen chapters written by a number of international experts describe greenhouses and their history, geography and operational details. Cultivating plants out of season is an ancient and time-honored custom, and the first chapter describes techniques used in China, Mesopotamia, Egypt, Israel, Greece and Italy to take care of plants in certain circumstances.