Ecology: Individuals, populations, and communities

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9780878930517: Ecology: Individuals, populations, and communities

This is the leading textbook of general ecology, with an unsurpassed world-wide reputation. While maintaining the basic structure of previous editions, this third edition is extensively rewritten to produce a forward-looking teaching resource that will lead the field to the end of the decade.


  • Largely rewritten and fully updated.
  • Maintains the balance between plant and animal ecology.
  • Greatly expanded coverage of applied ecology.
  • New chapter on conservation and sustainability.
  • Completely new two colour artwork.

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From the Back Cover:

Ecology on CD-ROM is a multimedia complement to the bestselling textbook by the same authors. Each topic is presented as a Tutorial specially adapted from the chapter in the book and assisted by a diverse collection of media: video clips; animations; photographs and graphic artwork; interactive models and access to seminal texts. Browsing and searching is facilitated through the Media Galleries and the searchable glossary that hyperlinks to relevant Tutorial topics.

Review:


On the first edition

‘The freshness of approach and the breadth and depth of coverage make most of the opposition seem a rather stale and restricted diet by comparison....All ecology teachers and students would do well to sample this nouvelle cuisine.’ [Nature]

On the second edition

‘It is better than the first edition in dealing with communities and ecosystems, and its treatment of population biology, broadly defined, is superb. Presentation – both prose and graphics – is efficient and clear without being prosaic or simplistic. Remarkably free of dogma, Begon et al. offer the incompleteness of ecology in an explicit and inviting way.

When asked which text they judged best or a sophomore level general ecology course for biology students, Begon et al. was chosen by 8 out of 10.’ [Ecology]

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