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Routledge Library Editions: Ecology

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.

  • Time Resources, Society and Ecology

    On the Capacity for Human Interaction in Space and Time, 1st Edition

    By Tommy Carlstein

    Originally published in 1982, Time Resources, Society and Ecology examines and seeks to examine the time dimension in terms of the ecology, technology, social organization and spatial structure of the human habitat. Approaches to time resources – sociological time-budget studies, anthropological…

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  • Southern Forested Wetlands

    Ecology and Management, 1st Edition

    Edited by Michael G. Messina, William H. Conner

    Originally published in 1998, Southern Forested Wetlands is an up to date, one source compendium of current knowledge on the wetland ecology of America’s southern forests. This book presents both the ecological and management aspects of these important ecosystems. The book was compiled by members…

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  • Mountain Biodiversity

    A Global Assessment, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ch. Korner, E.M. Spehn

    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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  • Economics for the Wilds

    Wildlife, Wildlands, Diversity and Development, 1st Edition

    Edited by Edward Barbier, Timothy Swanson

    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…

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  • Historical Plant Geography

    An Introduction, 1st Edition

    By Philip Stott

    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…

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  • Tropical Resources

    Ecology and Development, 1st Edition

    Edited by José I. Furtado, William B. Morgan, James R. Pfafflin, Kenneth Ruddle

    Originally published in 1990 Tropical Resources presents in-depth coverage of the extremely diverse tropical environments, the resources to be found within the region and their production, and ecological management. The book discusses economic geography and ways of utilizing available resources,…

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  • Social Philosophy and Ecological Scarcity

    1st Edition

    By Keekok Lee

    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…

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  • Themes in Biogeography

    1st Edition

    Edited by J. A. Taylor

    Originally published in 1984, Themes in Biogeography presents a broad examination of biogeographical themes, extending across the field of plant and animal ecology and geography. The book provides a detailed and unique investigation into life and its environment and delves into not just geography,…

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  • Interpretations of Calamity

    From the Viewpoint of Human Ecology, 1st Edition

    Edited by K. Hewitt

    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…

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  • Terrestrial Environments

    1st Edition

    By J.L. Cloudsley-Thompson

    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…

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  • The Biogeography of the British Isles

    An Introduction, 1st Edition

    By Peter Vincent

    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,…

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  • The Commercial Use of Biodiversity

    Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit-Sharing, 1st Edition

    By Kerry Ten Kate, Sarah A Laird

    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,…

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  • Routledge Library Editions: Ecology

    1st Edition

    By Various

    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…

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    Routledge Library Editions: Ecology

  • Paradise Lost?

    The Ecological Economics of Biodiversity, 1st Edition

    By Edward B. Barbier, Joanne C. Burgess, Carl Folke

    Originally published in 1994, Paradise Lost? is the outcome of a unique collaboration between economists and ecologists initiated by the Beijer Institute of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. The book examines how the loss of biodiversity is one of the most serious problems the world faces, and…

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  • Biogeographical Processes

    1st Edition

    By I. G. Simmons

    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…

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  • Arctic and Alpine Environments

    1st Edition

    Edited by Jack D. Ives, Roger G. Barry

    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…

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  • The Arctic

    Environment, People, Policy, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jack D. Ives, Roger G. Barry

    Originally published in 2000, The Arctic provides a comprehensive overview of the regions 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…

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  • Deforestation

    Social Dynamics in Watersheds and Mountain Ecosystems, 1st Edition

    Edited by J. Ives, D.C. Pitt

    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…

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