Modeling Nature

Paperback | October 16, 1995

bySharon E. Kingsland

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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.

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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 fie...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:315 pages, 8.97 × 5.91 × 0.9 inPublished:October 16, 1995Publisher:University Of Chicago Press

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ISBN - 10:0226437280

ISBN - 13:9780226437286

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Table of 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