This introductory general ecology text features a strong emphasis on helping students grasp the main concepts of ecology while keeping the presentation more applied than theoretical. An evolutionary perspective forms the foundation of the entire discussion. The book begins with the natural history of the planet, considers portions of the whole in the middle chapters, and ends with another perspective of the entire planet in the concluding chapter. Its unique organization of focusing only on several key concepts in each chapter sets it apart from the competition.
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Unique art program that uses captions within the illustration to explain the process. The key information is integral to the concept, rather than contained in a standard figure legend.
Chapter 18 on Landscape Ecology not available in any other ecology textbook.
Numerous Learning aids such as chapter concepts, evidence (research results) sections, applications and tools sections, chapter summary, review questions, list of readings, references.
True "Concepts" orientation with each chapter being built around one or two key concepts. Includes many examples drawn from the natural history of organisms.
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Addition of three new chapters to the text (7,8 and 12).
Text and art are completely four-color.
Includes classical studies along with contemporary examples to show the scientific method is valid and that research is still incomplete.
Molles is correlated to the new edition of Cox's Laboratory Manual of General Ecology.
New to this edition is a content-rich Online Learning Center featuring instructor and student support materials, including quizzing, online images from the text, an instructor's manual, and much more.
Manuel Molles received his Ph.D. from the University of Arizona. He currently teaches at the University of New Mexico and is also Curator of Fishes and Aquatic Invertebrates. Dr. Molles has written and co-authored a number of publications on various ecology topics throughout his career, many of which he has presented at national and international conferences. Additionally, Dr. Molles was a Fulbright Scholar in Portugal.
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Book Description McGraw Hill Higher Education, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New item. Bookseller Inventory # QX-261-77-0926000