Global Ecology: A Derivative Encyclopedia of Ecology

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Global Ecology: A Derivative Encyclopedia of Ecology

Format:  Hardcover,

462 pages

Publisher: Academic Pr

Publish Date: Jun 2010

ISBN-13: 9780444536266

ISBN-10: 0444536264

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Written by one of the most distinguished and best-known ecologists, this book deals with the ecology of planet earth, focusing on its ecological components, the biosphere, and one of the most important environmental issues facing us today - climate change. It is based on content from the well-respected "Encyclopedia of Ecology" (published in 2008), and this volume has an international focus and covers a range of ecosystems.

- Provides an overview of the theory and application of global ecology

- International focus and range of ecosystems makes "Global Ecology" an indispensable resource to scientists

- Based on the bestselling "Encyclopedia of Ecology"

- Full-color figures and tables support the text and aid in understanding

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Publisher: Academic Pr
Publish Date: Jun 2010
ISBN-13: 9780444536266
ISBN-10: 0444536264
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 462
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 4.08
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 8.25 x 11.0 x 1.25

Chapter outline

Introduction
Abiotic and Biotic Diversity in the Biospherep. 1-4
Anthropospheric and Antropogenic Impact on the Biospherep. 204-210
Astrobiologyp. 272-275
Biogeocoenosis as an Elementary Unit of Biogeochemical Work in the Biospherep. 396-403
Biosphere. Vernadsky's Conceptp. 467-471
Deforestrationp. 853-860
Environmental and Biospheric Impacts of Nuclear Warp. 1314-1321
Evolution of Oceansp. 1445-1458
Evolution of 'Prey-Predator' Systemsp. 1458-1464
Fungi and Their Role in he Biospherep. 1709-1717
Gaia Hypothesisp. 1727-1731
Hydrospherep. 1923-1930
Noospherep. 2533-2536
Pedospherep. 2665-2670
Phenomenon of Life: General Aspectsp. 2689-2701
Structure and History of Lifep. 3403-3416
Calcium Cyclep. 507-513
Carbon Cyclep. 517-528
Energy Balancep. 1276-1290
Energy Flows in the Biospherep. 1290-1297
Entropy and Entropy Flows in the Biospherep. 1306-1314
Information and Information Flows in the Biospherep. 19875-1978
Iron Cyclep. 2028-2033
Matter and Matter Flows in the Biospherep. 2279-2292
Microbial Cyclesp. 2328-2335
Nitrogen Cyclep. 2526-2533
Oxygen Cyclep. 2609-2615
Phosphorus Cyclep. 2715-2724
Radiation Balance and Solar Radiation Spectrump. 2951-2956
Radionuclides : Their Biochemical Cycles and the Impacts on the Biospherep. 2966-2975
Sulphur Cyclep. 3424-3431
Water Cyclep. 3724-3729
Xenobiotics Cyclesp. 3821-3831
Agriculturep. 76-85
Material and Metal Ecologyp. 2247-2261
Methane in the Atmospherep. 2325-2328
Monitoring, Observations and Remoste Sensing-Global Dimensionsp. 2425-2446
Ocean Currents and Their Role in the Biospherep. 2553-2559
Precipitation Patternp. 2916-2923
Temperature Patternp. 3504-3509
Urbanization as a Global Processp. 3672-3679
Weatheringp. 3770-3776
Climate Change 1: Short-Term Dynamicsp. 588-592
Climate Change 2: Long-Term Dynamicsp. 592-598
Climate Change 3: History and Current Statep. 598-603
Coevolution of the Biosphere and Climatep. 648-659
Global Change Impacts on the Biospherep. 1736-1741
Ecological Stoichiometry: Overviewp. 1101-1117
Ecosystem Patterns and Processesp. 1139-1148
Evolutionary and Biochemical Aspectsp. 1472-1481
Organisal Ecophysiologyp. 2587-2596
Population and Community Interactionsp. 2891-2901
Trace Elementsp. 3564-3573

Book description

Written by one of the most distinguished and best-known ecologists, this book deals with the ecology of planet earth, focusing on its ecological components, the biosphere, and one of the most important environmental issues facing us today - climate change. It is based on content from the well-respected Encyclopedia of Ecology (published in 2008), and this volume has an international focus and covers a range of ecosystems.

- Provides an overview of the theory and application of global ecology

- International focus and range of ecosystems makes Global Ecology an indispensable resource to scientists

- Based on the bestselling Encyclopedia of Ecology

- Full-color figures and tables support the text and aid in understanding

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