Ecology The Economy of Nature

Author: Robert E. Ricklefs
Publisher: W. H. Freeman
ISBN: 1429249951
Release Date: 2013-12-16
Genre: Science

This landmark text helped to define introductory ecology courses for over four decades. With a dramatic transformation, Ecology: The Economy of Nature, Seventh Edition becomes the first textbook to fully embrace the challenges and opportunities of teaching ecology today. The text maintains its signature evolutionary perspective and emphasis on the quantitative aspects of the field, but it has been completely rewritten for today’s undergraduates—with extensive new pedagogy, fresh examples (including more aquatic coverage), and fully integrated media resources.

Loose leaf Version for Ecology The Economy of Nature Canadian Edition

Author: Robert E. Ricklefs
Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education
ISBN: 9781319028725
Release Date: 2014-12-10
Genre: Science

With the recently published Seventh Edition of Ecology: The Economy of Nature, the landmark text that helped define the introductory ecology course became the first textbook to fully embrace the challenges and opportunities of teaching ecology today. Now that acclaimed resource is available in a new version designed exclusively for Canadian instructors and students. Ecology: The Economy of Nature, Seventh Canadian Edition maintains Robert Ricklefs signature evolutionary perspective and the latest editions dramatically updated pedagogy, and design, but this version focuses on a wide range of vivid examples from across Canada, as well as breakthrough research from Canadian scientists. It is an ideal way to communicate the fundamental ideas and high-impact relevance of the science of ecology in a Canadian classroom.

The Economy of Nature

Author: Robert E. Ricklefs
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0716786974
Release Date: 2008-12-11
Genre: Science

This classic introductory text is best known for its vivid examples fromnatural history, comprehensive coverage of evolution, and quantitative approach. The Sixth Edition builds on the book’s hallmark features: its strong evolutionary focus, its breadth and diverse set of examples, its extensive coverage of behavioral ecology, and a thorough presentation of population ecology.

Nature s Economy

Author: Donald Worster
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521468345
Release Date: 1994-06-24
Genre: History

Nature's Economy is a wide-ranging investigation of ecology's past. It traces the origins of the concept, discusses the thinkers who have shaped it, and shows how it in turn has shaped the modern perception of our place in nature. The book includes portraits of Linnaeus, Gilbert White, Darwin, Thoreau, and such key twentieth-century ecologists as Rachel Carson, Frederic Clements, Aldo Leopold, James Lovelock, and Eugene Odum. It concludes with a new Part VI, which looks at the directions ecology has taken most recently.

The economy of nature

Author: William Ashworth
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
ISBN: STANFORD:36105009802815
Release Date: 1995-01-09
Genre: Business & Economics

Offering a blueprint for a prosperous, greener world, a new approach to ecology and economics declares that humanity cannot have one without the other and must stop viewing environmental destruction as morally wrong and start seeing it as fiscally irresponsible.

The Economy of Nature

Author: Robert E. Ricklefs
Publisher:
ISBN: 071672815X
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Ecology

"The fourth edition of The Economy of Nature has been thoroughly revised to improve clarity and update coverage of many new developments in the field. As in previous editions, Robert Ricklefs balances theory with experimental studies and empirical examples of ecological patterns in a style that has made his text a favorite among students and instructors." "Treatment of the biome concept of ecology - new to this edition; new coverage of phenotypic plasticity, patch dynamics, and landscape ecology among other topics; new two-color art program enhances the graphical presentation of data and concepts; expanded comparison of terrestrial and aquatic biomes; lively narrative accounts of the natural history of organisms; math-friendly presentation of models of ecological processes; and study aids include chapter-opening outlines, numbered summaries, boldfaced key terms, and a new secondary heading structure."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The Political Economy of Nature

Author: R. Boardman
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9780333993781
Release Date: 2001-05-16
Genre: Political Science

The Political Economy of Nature draws extensively on current insights from sociology, ecology, economics and earth science. Robert Boardman pools these diverse resources to argue that the investigation of environmental issues raises complex theoretical questions which can only be answered through more sustained links between the natural and social sciences. With global issues becoming an increasingly vital part of environmental debates, Boardman shows how understanding of ecological problems can be increased in both International Relations and International Political Economy.

The Nature of Economies

Author: Jane Jacobs
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9781400033089
Release Date: 2002-08-13
Genre: Business & Economics

From the revered author of the classic The Death and Life of Great American Cities comes a new book that will revolutionize the way we think about the economy. Starting from the premise that human beings "exist wholly within nature as part of natural order in every respect," Jane Jacobs has focused her singular eye on the natural world in order to discover the fundamental models for a vibrant economy. The lessons she discloses come from fields as diverse as ecology, evolution, and cell biology. Written in the form of a Platonic dialogue among five fictional characters, The Nature of Economies is as astonishingly accessible and clear as it is irrepressibly brilliant and wise–a groundbreaking yet humane study destined to become another world-altering classic. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Parallax of Growth

Author: Ole Bjerg
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781509506279
Release Date: 2016-03-11
Genre: Philosophy

Parallax of Growth explores the ideas of economy and ecology and the factors that have put them on a collision course. Bjerg argues that our current mode of economic organization is characterized by an inherent ?debt drive?, whereby the creation of money through the issuance of commercial bank credit has locked our economy into a vicious circle of forced growth and increasing debt. Parallax of Growth is not a catalogue of solutions to the ecological or the economic crisis. The book aims to shift the inquiry from ?what shall we do?? to ?why have we not already done it?? In order to address the challenges of our contemporary times of crisis, we need to understand how the idea of growth is deeply ingrained in the ideology as well as the organization of our society. The book aims to open the space for philosophical thinking about this important issue.

Marx s Ecology

Author: John Bellamy Foster
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 9781583673805
Release Date: 2000-03-01
Genre: Political Science

Progress requires the conquest of nature. Or does it? This startling new account overturns conventional interpretations of Marx and in the process outlines a more rational approach to the current environmental crisis. Marx, it is often assumed, cared only about industrial growth and the development of economic forces. John Bellamy Foster examines Marx's neglected writings on capitalist agriculture and soil ecology, philosophical naturalism, and evolutionary theory. He shows that Marx, known as a powerful critic of capitalist society, was also deeply concerned with the changing human relationship to nature. Marx's Ecology covers many other thinkers, including Epicurus, Charles Darwin, Thomas Malthus, Ludwig Feuerbach, P. J. Proudhon, and William Paley. By reconstructing a materialist conception of nature and society, Marx's Ecology challenges the spiritualism prevalent in the modern Green movement, pointing toward a method that offers more lasting and sustainable solutions to the ecological crisis.

Ecological Revolutions

Author: Carolyn Merchant
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 0807899623
Release Date: 2010-11-08
Genre: Science

With the arrival of European explorers and settlers during the seventeenth century, Native American ways of life and the environment itself underwent radical alterations as human relationships to the land and ways of thinking about nature all changed. This colonial ecological revolution held sway until the nineteenth century, when New England's industrial production brought on a capitalist revolution that again remade the ecology, economy, and conceptions of nature in the region. In Ecological Revolutions, Carolyn Merchant analyzes these two major transformations in the New England environment between 1600 and 1860. In a preface to the second edition, Merchant introduces new ideas about narrating environmental change based on gender and the dialectics of transformation, while the revised epilogue situates New England in the context of twenty-first-century globalization and climate change. Merchant argues that past ways of relating to the land could become an inspiration for renewing resources and achieving sustainability in the future.

The Nature of Value

Author: Nick Gogerty
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231162449
Release Date: 2014-07-15
Genre: Business & Economics

The Nature of Value presents a theory of how economic value functions and how it drives growth, starting with tiny sparks of innovation and scaling all the way up to the full scope of the economy. Nick GogertyÕs exploration of value borrows from a wide array of disciplines, including anthropology, psychology, physics, sociology, and ethics, but most of all, it examines how evolutionÕs processes can help investors understand the economy and how investors can use this new understanding to improve their allocation decisions. Starting with a look at how innovations can help firms succeed, Gogerty looks at the economic niches in which firms compete and explores how firms can create defensive ÒmoatsÓ to enhance their chances of survival. He shows allocators how to adjust their actions for best performance and returns and what to look for when assessing company management, supporting his arguments with extensive data and years of practitioner experience from scientific, social, and economic disciplines. Intuitive illustrations are used to illuminate central concepts and ideas. GogertyÕs practical takeaways, couched in vivid explanations, will help investors of all backgrounds gain fresh insight into market mechanics.

The Ecology of Law

Author: Fritjof Capra
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 9781626562080
Release Date: 2015-10-05
Genre: Law

WINNER OF THE 2015 IBPA BENJAMIN FRANKLIN AWARD IN POLITICS/CURRENT EVENTS The Ecology of Law Fritjof Capra and Ugo Mattei argue that at the root of many of the environmental, economic, and social crises we face today is a legal system based on an obsolete worldview. Capra, a bestselling author, physicist, and systems theorist, and Mattei, a distinguished legal scholar, explain how, by incorporating concepts from modern science, the law can become an integral part of bringing about a better world, rather than facilitating its destruction. This is the first book to trace the fascinating parallel history of law and science from antiquity to modern times, showing how the two disciplines have always influenced each other—until recently. In the past few decades, science has shifted from seeing the natural world as a kind of cosmic machine best understood by analyzing each cog and sprocket to a systems perspective that views the world as a vast network of fluid communities and studies their dynamic interactions. The concept of ecology exemplifies this approach. But law is stuck in the old mechanistic paradigm: the world is simply a collection of discrete parts, and ownership of these parts is an individual right, protected by the state. Capra and Mattei show that this has led to overconsumption, pollution, and a general disregard on the part of the powerful for the common good. Capra and Mattei outline the basic concepts and structures of a legal order consistent with the ecological principles that sustain life on this planet. This is a profound and visionary reconceptualization of the very foundations of the Western legal system, a kind of Copernican revolution in the law, with profound implications for the future of our planet.