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Published: 29 November 2007

432 Pages | Numerous colour photographs and line drawings


ISBN: 9780199298082

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First Ecology

Ecological Principles and Environmental Issues

Third Edition

Alan Beeby and Anne-Maria Brennan

  • Specifically devised for first year life science students or students from other disciples taking ecology as a standalone unit: breadth and depth are perfectly balanced for a first course in ecology
  • Assumes little background knowledge and leads students gradually into the subject to build understanding, making it ideal for students from a range of disciplines
  • Uses a human angle to introduce ecological concepts in a way students will relate to and engage with, developing students' confidence at each step
  • Detailed examples and case studies help build on the principles introduced in the text, allowing students to see ecological techniques in action

New to this Edition:

  • Case studies in each chapter provide a captivating insight into how ecologists approach problems
  • All diagrams are presented in full colour, and many new stunning photographs help students to visualise the concepts being described
  • Expanded coverage of soil; climate change; biodiversity; competition; conservation and sustainability presents a true picture of ecology today

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