Encyclopaedia of the Environment

Encyclopaedia of the Environment

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A survey of mankind's ecological development, covering human evolution and our role in adapting to and shaping the environment. The book examines the ecology and ecosystems of the world, the rise of man and civilization and the emergence of today's concern for a clean, safe environment.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 220 x 290mm
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Christopher Helm Publishers Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • colour and b&w illustrations throughout
  • 0747032041
  • 9780747032045

Table of contents

Looking at animals; animals as machines; the limits of animals; sex and species; groups and troops; territory; animal migration; interactions; communities of the land; communities of the waters; an ape called man; the search for better foods; the world's crops; the world's livestock; the resource of trees; the last great hunt; farming the waters; the shadow of extinction.
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