Modeling Nature

Sharon E. Kingsland

Modeling Nature
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Sharon E. Kingsland

2d edition
315 pages | © 1995
Paper $32.00 ISBN: 9780226437286 Published October 1995
The first history of population ecology traces two generations of science and scientists from the opening of the twentieth century through 1970. Kingsland chronicles the careers of key figures and the field's theoretical, empirical, and institutional development, with special attention to tensions between the descriptive studies of field biologists and later mathematical models. This second edition includes a new afterword that brings the book up to date, with special attention to the rise of "the new natural history" and debates about ecology's future as a large-scale scientific enterprise.
Contents
List of Portrait Photographs
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1. Prologue: The Entangled Bank
2. The World Engine
3. The Quantity of Life
4. Much Ado
5. Modeling Nature
6. Skeptics and Converts
7. The Niche, the Community, and Evolution
8. The Eclipse of History
Conclusion
Afterword
Notes
Select Bibliography
Index
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