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Routledge Library Editions: Ecology


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The volumes in this set, originally published between 1974 and 2002, draw together research by leading academics in the area of ecology and provide a rigorous examination of related key issues. The collection examines ecology from a broad range of disciplines, from examining the economic impact of wildlife trade on ecosystems, to studies of the biodiversity of ecosystems across mountains, forests, wetlands and the arctic. The collection includes volumes across the disciplines of biology, botany, geography and sociology. The 17 books that comprise this collection include rigorous examinations into plant ecosystems, philosophy surrounding ecological scarcity, tropical environments and the relationship between ecology and society. This collection brings back into print a collection of insightful and detailed books on the diverse subject of ecology and the environment and will be a must have resource for academics and students, not only of biology and ecology, but of philosophy, sociology and economics.

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Deforestation Social Dynamics in Watersheds and Mountain Ecosystems

Deforestation: Social Dynamics in Watersheds and Mountain Ecosystems

1st Edition

Edited By J. Ives, D.C. Pitt
April 30, 2021

Originally published in 1988 Deforestation examines deforestation as a major environmental and development problem. It examines the issues of forests being cut in tropical and mountain areas, and how acid rain, pollution and disease wreak havoc in temperate zones. Some of the worst effects of ...

Economics for the Wilds Wildlife, Wildlands, Diversity and Development

Economics for the Wilds: Wildlife, Wildlands, Diversity and Development

1st Edition

Edited By Edward Barbier, Timothy Swanson
April 30, 2021

Originally published in 1992 Economics for the Wilds argues that an economics that properly values the resources of the wilds offers the best long-term security for their future. Most of the world’s wilds have, in fact, always been utilized by local societies who have managed their resources ...

Historical Plant Geography An Introduction

Historical Plant Geography: An Introduction

1st Edition

By Philip Stott
April 30, 2021

Originally published in 1981 Historical Plant Geography is an introductory treatment of historical plant geography and stresses the basic theoretical frame of the subject. The book is about neither the study of vegetation nor the concept of the ecosystem, instead focusing on the much older ...

Social Philosophy and Ecological Scarcity

Social Philosophy and Ecological Scarcity

1st Edition

By Keekok Lee
April 30, 2021

Originally published in 1989 Social Philosophy and Ecological Scarcity presents a systematic study of the implications of ecological scarcity for social philosophy. The book argues for a new social philosophy based on a conception of the ‘good society’ and the ‘good life’ which makes fewer, rather ...

Terrestrial Environments

Terrestrial Environments

1st Edition

By J.L. Cloudsley-Thompson
April 30, 2021

Originally published in 1975 Terrestrial Environments covers the zoogeography and ecology of the main terrestrial environments of the world, including fresh water habitats with emphasis on their fauna. The book also explores climate and vegetation in so far as they affect animal life. Finally, the ...

The Arctic Environment, People, Policy

The Arctic: Environment, People, Policy

1st Edition

Edited By Jack D. Ives, Roger G. Barry
April 30, 2021

Originally published in 2000, The Arctic provides a comprehensive overview of the region's rapidly changing physical and human dimensions, and demonstrates the importance of communication between natural scientists, social scientists, and local stakeholders in response to the tremendous challenges ...

The Biogeography of the British Isles An Introduction

The Biogeography of the British Isles: An Introduction

1st Edition

By Peter Vincent
April 30, 2021

Originally published in 1990, The Biogeography of the British Isles is devoted to the biogeography of the British Isles and surrounding shelf seas. Bringing together a wealth of diverse information, it is thoroughly referenced and well illustrated, and will be invaluable to students of geography, ...

The Commercial Use of Biodiversity Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit-Sharing

The Commercial Use of Biodiversity: Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit-Sharing

1st Edition

By Kerry Ten Kate, Sarah A Laird
April 30, 2021

Originally published in 1999 The Commercial Use of Biodiversity examines how biodiversity and the genetic material it contains are now as valuable resources. Access to genetic resources and their commercial development involve a wide range of parties such as conservation and research institutes, ...

Interpretations of Calamity From the Viewpoint of Human Ecology

Interpretations of Calamity: From the Viewpoint of Human Ecology

1st Edition

Edited By K. Hewitt
March 31, 2021

Originally published in 1983, Interpretations of Calamity provides a provocative critique of the ‘dominant view’ of research into natural hazards. Throughout the world, there are now many people professionally engaged in the mitigation and control of risks & hazards, and the impact of ...

Arctic and Alpine Environments

Arctic and Alpine Environments

1st Edition

Edited By Jack D. Ives, Roger G. Barry
October 03, 2019

Originally published in 1974, Arctic and Alpine Environments examines, the relatively simple ecosystems of arctic and alpine lands that still occupy extensive areas little disturbed by modern technology. The book argues that there is a necessity for carefully controlled development of the resources...

Biogeographical Processes

Biogeographical Processes

1st Edition

By I. G. Simmons
October 03, 2019

Originally published in 1982, Biogeographical Processes is a concise introduction to biogeography aimed at undergraduate students. It provides a detailed overview of man and his environment and includes data from such research projects as that of the International Biological Programme. The book ...

Mountain Biodiversity A Global Assessment

Mountain Biodiversity: A Global Assessment

1st Edition

Edited By Ch. Korner, E.M. Spehn
October 03, 2019

Originally published in 2002, Mountain Biodiversity deals with the biological richness, function and change of mountain environments. The book was birthed from the first global conference on mountain biodiversity and was a contribution to the International Year of Mountains in 2002. The book ...

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