The Economy of Nature


Author: Robert E. Ricklefs
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780716786979
Category: Science
Page: 620
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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.

The Economy of Nature: Data Analysis Update


Author: Robert E. Ricklefs
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780716777625
Category: Science
Page: 550
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This classic introductory text offers a balanced survey of ecology. It is best known for its vivid examples from natural history, comprehensive coverage of evolution and quantitative approach. Due to popular demand, this Fifth Edition Data Analysis Update brings twelve new data analysis modules that introduce students to ecological data and quantitative methods used by ecologists.

Loose-leaf Version for Ecology: The Economy of Nature


Author: Robert E. Ricklefs,Rick Relyea
Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education
ISBN: 1319022448
Category: Science
Page: 620
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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.

Ecology: The Economy of Nature


Author: Robert Ricklefs,Rick Relyea
Publisher: WH Freeman
ISBN: 9781319187729
Category: Science
Page: 656
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Now in its seventh edition, this landmark textbook has helped to define introductory ecology courses for over four decades. With a dramatic transformation from previous editions, this text helps lecturers embrace the challenges and opportunities of teaching ecology in a contemporary lecture hall. 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. Modernised in a new streamlined format, from 27 to 23 chapters, it is manageable now for a one-term course. Chapters are organised around four to six key concepts that are repeated as major headings and repeated again in streamlined summaries. Ecology: The Economy of Nature is available with SaplingPlus.An online solution that combines an e-book of the text, Ricklef’s powerful multimedia resources, and the robust problem bank of Sapling Learning. Every problem entered by a student will be answered with targeted feedback, allowing your students to learn with every question they answer.

The economy of nature

rethinking the connections between ecology and economics
Author: William Ashworth
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
ISBN: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 340
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Offers a new approach to ecology and economics declaring that humanity cannot have one without the other and must stop viewing environmental destruction as morally wrong and start seeing it as fiscally irresponsible

Loose-leaf Version for Ecology: The Economy of Nature (Canadian Edition)


Author: Robert E. Ricklefs,Rick Relyea,Christoph Richter
Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education
ISBN: 1319028721
Category: Science
Page: 656
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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 New Economy of Nature

The Quest to Make Conservation Profitable
Author: Gretchen Daily,Katherine Ellison
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 1610910966
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 250
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Why shouldn't people who deplete our natural assets have to pay, and those who protect them reap profits? Conservation-minded entrepreneurs and others around the world are beginning to ask just that question, as the increasing scarcity of natural resources becomes a tangible threat to our own lives and our hopes for our children. The New Economy of Nature brings together Gretchen Daily, one of the world's leading ecologists, with Katherine Ellison, a Pulitzer-prize winning journalist, to offer an engaging and informative look at a new "new economy" -- a system recognizing the economic value of natural systems and the potential profits in protecting them.Through engaging stories from around the world, the authors introduce readers to a diverse group of people who are pioneering new approaches to conservation. We meet Adam Davis, an American business executive who dreams of establishing a market for buying and selling "ecosystem service units;" John Wamsley, a former math professor in Australia who has found a way to play the stock market and protect native species at the same time; and Dan Janzen, a biologist working in Costa Rica who devised a controversial plan to sell a conservation area's natural waste-disposal services to a local orange juice producer. Readers also visit the Catskill Mountains, where the City of New York purchased undeveloped land instead of building an expensive new water treatment facility; and King County, Washington, where county executive Ron Sims has dedicated himself to finding ways of "making the market move" to protect the county's remaining open space.Daily and Ellison describe the dynamic interplay of science, economics, business, and politics that is involved in establishing these new approaches and examine what will be needed to create successful models and lasting institutions for conservation. The New Economy of Nature presents a fundamentally new way of thinking about the environment and about the economy, and with its fascinating portraits of charismatic pioneers, it is as entertaining as it is informative.

The Economy of Nature and the Evolution of Sex


Author: Michael T. Ghiselin
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520024748
Category: Science
Page: 346
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The Economy of Nature


Author: Robert E. Ricklefs
Publisher: W. H. Freeman
ISBN: 9780716738831
Category: Science
Page: 700
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Nature's Economy

A History of Ecological Ideas
Author: Donald Worster
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521468343
Category: History
Page: 505
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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.

Ecology: The Economy of Nature


Author: Rick Relyea,Robert E. Ricklefs
Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education
ISBN: 1319188958
Category: Science
Page: N.A
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This landmark text helped to define introductory ecology courses for over four decades. The text?maintains its signature evolutionary perspective and emphasis on the quantitative aspects of the field, but it has been improved for today's undergraduates--with extensive new pedagogy, including Learning Goals, Concept Checks, fresh examples and fully integrated media resources. Students will especially appreciate the new video tutorials that accompany the Analyzing Ecology essays.

Ecology: The Economy of Nature (Canadian Edition)


Author: Robert E. Ricklefs,Rick Relyea,Christoph Richter
Publisher: W. H. Freeman
ISBN: 9781464154249
Category: Science
Page: 656
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Economy of Words

Communicative Imperatives in Central Banks
Author: Douglas R. Holmes
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022608776X
Category: Social Science
Page: 264
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Markets are artifacts of language—so Douglas R. Holmes argues in this deeply researched look at central banks and the people who run them. Working at the intersection of anthropology, linguistics, and economics, he shows how central bankers have been engaging in communicative experiments that predate the financial crisis and continue to be refined amid its unfolding turmoil—experiments that do not merely describe the economy, but actually create its distinctive features. Holmes examines the New York District Branch of the Federal Reserve, the European Central Bank, Deutsche Bundesbank, and the Bank of England, among others, and shows how officials there have created a new monetary regime that relies on collaboration with the public to achieve the ends of monetary policy. Central bankers, Holmes argues, have shifted the conceptual anchor of monetary affairs away from standards such as gold or fixed exchange rates and toward an evolving relationship with the public, one rooted in sentiments and expectations. Going behind closed doors to reveal the intellectual world of central banks,Economy of Words offers provocative new insights into the way our economic circumstances are conceptualized and ultimately managed.

Ecology


Author: Robert E. Ricklefs,Gary Leon Miller
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780716728290
Category: Science
Page: 822
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In the decade since the last edition of this classic text, vast changes have occurred in the ecological landscape. There is increased awareness of the importance of scale, the role of disturbance, the necessity for conservation, the potential for restoration, and the power of genetics in understanding relationships among organisms. Building on traditional foundations--evolution and adaptation, energy flow, population and community interactions, and behavioral ecology--the new edition of Ecology emphasizes modern concepts and approaches to present an accessible and comprehensive treatment of the field of ecology.

Deep Economy

The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future
Author: Bill McKibben
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780805076264
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 261
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An impassioned call for an economy that creates community and ennobles our lives. In this manifesto, journalist McKibben offers the biggest challenge in a generation to the prevailing view of our economy. For the first time in human history, he observes,"

Eco-Economy

Building an Economy for the Earth
Author: Lester R. Brown
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134205260
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 352
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In 1543, Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus challenged the view that the sun revolved around the earth, arguing instead that the earth revolved around the sun. His paper led to a revolution in thinking. In Lester Brown's brilliant and invigorating account of the industrial economy, he shows how a rethink of its fossil fuel-based, throwaway ethos is necessary to ensure that it works with, not against, the natural environment. The issue now is whether the environment is part of the economy or the economy is part of the environment. Brown argues the latter, pointing out that treating the environment as part of the economy has produced an economy that is destroying its natural support systems. One of the foremost experts on the new economic opportunities, Brown shows the vast economic potential and environmental gains that exist from eliminating the waste and destruction of current consumption. He describes how the global economy can be restructured to make it compatible with the earth's ecosystem so that economic progress can continue, with high standards of living and secure employment for all, while conserving resources and restoring the environment. In the new economy, wind farms replace coal mines, hydrogen-powered fuel cells replace internal combustion engines, and cities are designed for people, not cars. Eco-Economy is a map of how to get from here to there. It is an essential guide to the economy of the 21st century and will be compelling reading for business readers and environmentalists alike looking for ways to build a better future.

The Economy of Nature

Explained and Illustrated on the Principles of Modern Philosophy
Author: George Gregory
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Chemistry
Page: 46
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The Economy of the Earth

Philosophy, Law, and the Environment
Author: Mark Sagoff
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139468008
Category: Philosophy
Page: N.A
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Mark Sagoff draws on the last twenty years of debate over the foundations of environmentalism in this comprehensive revision of The Economy of the Earth. Posing questions pertinent to consumption, cost-benefit analysis, the normative implications of neo-Darwinism, the role of the natural in national history, and the centrality of the concept of place in environmental ethics, he analyses social policy in relation to the environment, pollution, the workplace, and public safely and health. Sagoff distinguishes ethical from economic questions and explains which kinds of concepts, arguments, and processes are appropriate to each. He offers a critique 'preference' and 'willingness to pay' as measures of value in environmental economics and defends political, cultural, aesthetic, and ethical reasons to protect the natural environment.