The Resource Ecology and the environment : the mechanisms, marring, and maintenance of nature, R.J. Berry

Ecology and the environment : the mechanisms, marring, and maintenance of nature, R.J. Berry

Label
Ecology and the environment : the mechanisms, marring, and maintenance of nature
Title
Ecology and the environment
Title remainder
the mechanisms, marring, and maintenance of nature
Statement of responsibility
R.J. Berry
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Ecology and the Environment: The Mechanisms, Marring, and Maintenance of Nature is the ninth title published in the Templeton Science and Religion Series, in which scientists from a wide range of fields distill their experience and knowledge into brief tours of their respective specialties. In this volume, R.J. Berry, a well-known leader in the field of ecology, describes the basic concepts in ecology and seeks to put them into a general context for a reader who lacks any scientific background. Berry explores the implications of these basic concepts and how they affect human life and the decisions we have to make, both as individuals and as members of a species which has colonized and influenced every part of the globe. He points out that we are a part of the animal world, but at the same time we are apart from it, and he makes it clear that how we relate to our environment affects the quality of our life--indeed it may affect our very survival. Going well beyond a simple introduction of concepts, the book goes on to explore wider questions about the nature of humanity and how human ecology relates to humanness. Berry proposes that we are more than machines or even advanced apes--we are Homo divinus, transformed from an organism descended from the same stock as the apes but qualitatively different and able to relate to a creator God. The book argues that those who conclude otherwise are neglecting relevant data
Member of
Cataloging source
E7B
Dewey number
577
Index
index present
LC call number
QH541
LC item number
.B46 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Templeton science and religion series
Label
Ecology and the environment : the mechanisms, marring, and maintenance of nature, R.J. Berry
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Cover; Half Title Page; Half Title Page; Dedication; Dedication; Title Page; Title Page; Copyright; Copyright; Contents; Contents; Preface; Preface; Chapter 1: Ecology--The Study of Place; Chapter 1: Ecology--The Study of Place; Chapter 2: A Green Machine; Chapter 2: A Green Machine; Chapter 3: From Deluge to Biogeography; Chapter 3: From Deluge to Biogeography; Chapter 4: Stewardship and Ecological Services; Chapter 4: Stewardship and Ecological Services; Chapter 5: Environmental Literacy; Chapter 5: Environmental Literacy; Chapter 6: The Proper Study of Mankind
  • Chapter 6: The Proper Study of MankindChapter 7: The Most Dangerous Species; Chapter 7: The Most Dangerous Species; Chapter 8: God's Two Books; Chapter 8: God's Two Books; Acknowledgments; Acknowledgments; Notes; Notes; Further Reading; Further Reading; Index; Index
Control code
ocn769187631
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 232 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781599473994
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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.b35730663
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)769187631
  • pebcs1283286742

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