Shaping ecology
132,95 $

Shaping ecology

PETER G. AYRES


Shaping ecology

PETER G. AYRES

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Résumé
Sir Arthur Tansley was the leading figure in ecology for the first half of the 20th century, founding the field, and forming its first professional societies. He was the first President of the British Ecological Society and the first chair of the Field Studies Council. His work as a botanist is considered seminal and he is recognized as one of the giants of ecology throughout the world.

Ecology underpins the principles and practices of modern conservation and the maintenance of biodiversity. It explains the causes of, and offers solutions to, problems of climate change. Yet ecology is a young science, barely 100 years old. Its origins lie in phytogeography, the naming and mapping of plants.

Shaping Ecology is a book about a multi-faceted man whose friends included Bertrand Russell, Marie Stopes, Julian Huxley, GM Trevelyan, and Solly Zuckerman. Historical context is provided by Tansley's family for his parents moved in the Fabian-socialist world of John Ruskin and Octavia Hill, both instrumental in the foundation of the National Trust. While Britain was relatively slow to protect its green spaces and wildlife, it did establish in 1913 the first professional Ecological Society in the world. Tansley was its President. Organising the British Vegetation Committee and initiating a series of International Phytogeographic Excursions, he changed phytogeography into ecology.


Détails
Titre
Shaping ecology
Prix
132,95 $
Sujet
Format Poche
Non
Langue
Français/French
Date de publication
2012-03-14
ISBN
9781118290941
Code Interne
2169604
Numéro de produit
2169604
Format numérique
pdf
Protection
Adobe DRM
Entrepôt Numérique
NUMILOG

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