The Resource Preserving the living earth, Christine Petersen

Preserving the living earth, Christine Petersen

Label
Preserving the living earth
Title
Preserving the living earth
Statement of responsibility
Christine Petersen
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Provides comprehensive information on Earth's various ecosystems, their importance, and the environmental threats place upon them"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
577
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH541
LC item number
.P445 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Environment at risk
Label
Preserving the living earth, Christine Petersen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Contents
our place in nature: intro to ecosystems (narrative example); characteristics of life; biotic and abiotic factors; human adaptations; environmental threats -- the variety of life: classification and nomenclature; three domains of life; defining biodiversity (with examples); overexploitation, climate change -- energy and matter in ecosystems: levels of ecosystem organization; photosynthesis and cellular respiration; food chains, energy pyramids, effects of introduced species and removal of predators; garbage/plastic pollution in the oceans; nutrient cycles and runoff pollution -- ecosystem interactions: predator-prey interactions and adaptations; symbiosis and parasites in salmons; adaptations to the physical environment migration, metabolic strategies (torpor, hibernation, plant dormancy), climate change and phenology -- a changing world: Nicolaus steno fossils and sedimentary rock formations; Hutton and Lyell uniformitarianism; William Smith and comparative ages of fossils; Darwin's Voyage of the Beagle and theory of natural selection (with Wallace); Mendel's heredity experiments; types of speciation; mass extinction; ecological succession; introduced species -- everything has limits: Malthus' exponential growth; population density; carrying capacity and limiting factors; reproductive strategies; boom-and-bust cycles; resource partitioning; competitive exclusion; specialists vs. generalists; reducing our impact
Control code
000045621592
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
112 p.
Isbn
9781608704804
Lccn
2010021543
Other physical details
col. ill.
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b27070001
System control number
  • (OCoLC)631749953
  • ebsco1608704807

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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