Green equilibrium : the vital balance of humans and nature /

In Green Equilibrium, Christopher Wills explains the rules by which ecosystems maintain a diversity of interdependent species, in particular the balance of predators and prey. Wills is both an eminent academic and a hugely experienced field-biologist. In presenting the concept of 'green equilib...

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Main Author: Wills, Christopher.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Oxford : Oxford University Press, ©2013.
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505 0 |a Cover; Contents; List of Plates; List of Illustrations; Introduction; 1. How ecosystems work; 2. Maintaining a green equilibrium; 3. Stewardship and its perils; 4. The challenge of restoration ecology; 5. Catastrophes of the past; 6. A blending of genetic equilibria; 7. Ex Africa semper aliquid novi; 8. Blending and balance in our gene pool; 9. The intertwined histories of humans and their ecosystems; 10. Learning from our history; 11. Green equilibria and the origin of our pretty good brains; 12. Green equilibrium is more than a metaphor; L'Envoi; Endnotes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E. 
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