A Citizen's Guide to Ecology

2.84 avg rating
( 19 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780195162868: A Citizen's Guide to Ecology
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

The earth is continuously changing and evolving yet it is unclear how environmental changes will affect us in years to come. What changes are inevitable? What changes, if any, are beneficial? And what can we do as citizens of this planet to protect it and our future generations?
Larry Slobodkin, one of the leading pioneers of modern ecology, offers compelling answers to these questions in A Citizen's Guide to Ecology. He provides many insights into ecology and the processes that keep the world functioning. This important guide introduces observations that underlie arguments about all aspects of the natural environment--including both global and local issues. To clarify difficult concepts, Slobodkin uses lake, ocean, and terrestrial ecosystems to explain ecological energy flows and relationships on a global scale.
The book presents a clear and current understanding of the ecological world, and how individual citizens can participate in practical decisions on ecological issues. It tackles such issues as global warming, ecology and health, organic farming, species extinction and adaptation, and endangered species.
An excellent introduction and overview, A Citizen's Guide to Ecology helps us to understand what steps we as humans can take to keep our planet habitable for generations to come.
"This beautifully written book brings together careful observation, personal reflection, and theoretical understanding to explain the major environmental problems that confront us. Dr. Slobodkin's superb and sweeping work invites us to contemplate a great many facts and a few large values to motivate a clear and compelling response to losses of biodiversity, the problem of invasive species, global warming, and other environmental concerns."--Mark Sagoff, School of Public Affairs, University of Maryland

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Lawrence B. Slobodkin is at State University of New York at Stony Brook.

From Booklist:

Ecology professor Slobodkin writes that a tendency to alarmism or complacency in television programs and popular literature about nature has impelled him to write this description of his science. Its presentation is laconic--but all the more clear for that unadorned style. Effective, too, is Slobodkin's precept that popular misunderstanding of what ecology involves enables "experts" on ecological problems to gain support for policies that may not be scientifically justified. To aid understanding, he minutely describes how in one ecosystem, a lake, patterns of species interactions and nutrient flows alter during a year, and then extends basic principles thus elucidated to ocean and land. Slobodkin then proceeds to explain the mathematical dynamics of population growth and decline, the concept of ecological niches, and definitions of biodiversity. As these elements come together as influences on global warming and species extinction--the prime worries about ecology as expressed by the public--Slobodkin's sober examination of those two topics offers the empowerment that arises from genuine knowledge about problems. Highly recommended. Gilbert Taylor
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 155.00
US$ 58.61

Convert Currency

Shipping: US$ 5.40
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Slobodkin, Lawrence B.
Published by Oxford University Press (2016)
ISBN 10: 0195162862 ISBN 13: 9780195162868
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press, 2016. Paperback. Condition: New. PRINT ON DEMAND Book; New; Publication Year 2016; Not Signed; Fast Shipping from the UK. No. book. Seller Inventory # ria9780195162868_lsuk

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 58.61
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.40
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Slobodkin, Lawrence B.
Published by Oxford University Press
ISBN 10: 0195162862 ISBN 13: 9780195162868
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0195162862 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.0975809

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 59.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Slobodkin, Lawrence B.
Published by Oxford University Press 2003-05-15 (2003)
ISBN 10: 0195162862 ISBN 13: 9780195162868
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 6
Seller:
Ebooksweb COM LLC
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press 2003-05-15, 2003. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1. 0195162862. Seller Inventory # Z0195162862ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 87.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Slobodkin, Lawrence B.
Published by Oxford University Press
ISBN 10: 0195162862 ISBN 13: 9780195162868
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Booklot COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0195162862. Seller Inventory # Z0195162862ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 87.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Slobodkin, Lawrence B.
Published by Oxford University Press
ISBN 10: 0195162862 ISBN 13: 9780195162868
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Vital Products COM LLC
(Southampton, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0195162862. Seller Inventory # Z0195162862ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 87.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Slobodkin, Lawrence B.
Published by Oxford University Press
ISBN 10: 0195162862 ISBN 13: 9780195162868
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Bookhouse COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0195162862. Seller Inventory # Z0195162862ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 88.05
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Slobodkin, Lawrence B.
Published by Oxford University Press
ISBN 10: 0195162862 ISBN 13: 9780195162868
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Best Bates
(Scarborough, ON, Canada)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0195162862. Seller Inventory # Z0195162862ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 88.06
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Slobodkin, Lawrence B.
Published by Oxford University Press
ISBN 10: 0195162862 ISBN 13: 9780195162868
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BookShop4U
(PHILADELPHIA, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0195162862. Seller Inventory # Z0195162862ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 88.11
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Slobodkin, Lawrence B.
Published by Oxford University Press
ISBN 10: 0195162862 ISBN 13: 9780195162868
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Qwestbooks COM LLC
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0195162862. Seller Inventory # Z0195162862ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 88.16
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Lawrence B. Slobodkin
Published by Oxford University Press, USA (2003)
ISBN 10: 0195162862 ISBN 13: 9780195162868
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press, USA, 2003. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0195162862

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 115.19
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book