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GF75.M36 2007
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TITLE: Human ecology : basic concepts for sustainable development / Gerald G. Marten.
AUTHOR: Marten, Gerald G., 1939-
PUBLISHED: London ; Sterling, VA : Earthscan Publications, 2007.
DESCRIPTION: xvi, 238 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
NOTES: Includes bibliographical references (p. [224]-228) and index.
NOTES: Machine generated contents note: I Introduction -- What is human ecology? -- Sustainable development -- Organization of this book -- 2 Populations and feedback systems -- Exponential population growth -- Positive feedback -- Negative feedback -- Population regulation -- The practical significance of positive and negative feedback -- 3 Human population -- Human population history -- Social mechanisms of population regulation -- The population explosion and quality of life -- 4 Ecosystems and social systems as complex adaptive systems -- Hierarchical organization and emergent properties -- Self-organization -- Stability domains -- Complex system cycles -- 5 Ecosystem organization -- Coadaptation -- Ecosystem design -- Ecosystem homeostasis -- Comparison of natural, agricultural and urban ecosystems -- Landscape mosaics -- 6 Ecological succession -- Ecological succession -- Human-
NOTES: induced succession -- Managing succession --7 Coevolution and coadaptation of human social systems and -- ecosystems -- Coadaptation in traditional social systems -- Coevolution of the social system and ecosystem from traditional to -- modern agriculture -- 8 Ecosystem services -- Material cycling and energy flow -- Ecosystem services -- The relation between ecosystem services and intensity of use -- The fallacy that economic supply and demand protect natural resources -- from overexploitation -- 9 Perceptions of nature -- Common perceptions of nature -- Attitudes of religions toward nature -- Notes of caution about romanticizing nature and traditional social -- systems --
NOTES: 10 Unsustainable human-ecosystem interaction -- Human migrations -- New technologies -- Portable capital in a free market economy -- Tragedy of the commons -- Large inputs to agricultural and urban ecosystems -- Urbanization and alienation from nature -- The rise and fall of complex societies -- Wishful thinking and the precautionary principle --11 Sustainable human-ecosystem interaction -- Human social institutions and sustainable use of common property -- resources -- Coexistence of urban ecosystems with nature --
NOTES: Resilience and sustainable development -- Adaptive development -- 12 Examples of ecologically sustainable development --Dengue hemorrhagic fever, mosquitoes and copepods: an example of -- eco-technology for sustainable development -- The Barataria-
NOTES: Terrebonne National Estuary Program: an example of --regional environmental management -- Glossary -- Further reading -- Index.
SUBJECT: Human ecology.--Sustainable development.
SUBJECT: Nature--Effect of human beings on.
SUBJECT: Human-plant relationships.
SUBJECT: Biotic communities.
SUBJECT: Human-animal relationships.

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