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A penetrating look at the science of ecology bringing to his subject both profound knowledge and an enthusiasm that will encou. A clear and compelling description of what ecology actually is a theoretical framework like economics than botany with bud

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Why Big Fierce Animals Are RareAn Ecologist's Perspective

Here is one of the most provocative wide ranging and delightful books ever written about our environment Paul Colinvaux takes. The first part of my review is actually in my reading progress comments below if you really want to know what I think you h

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Rage a greater understanding of the environment and of the efforts of those who seek to preserve it New York Times Book Review. I had to throw this book at the wall because he concludes that the human niche is to be AMERICAN give me a break


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  1. says:

    The first part of my review is actually in my reading progress comments below if you really want to know what I think you have to read those ;Now I'm done Overall I love the book and would have read it several times if I'd owned it

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    While this is a surprisingly complete collection of essay style chapters that cover the 'big' uestions in ecology it is a little simplistic and slightly dated the latter is obviously not the author's fault but it is worth noting Colinvaux does manage to explain the cornerstone ecological theories in a manner that

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    Clear eyed and full of appreciation Reading reminded me of sitting on a porch with a great teacher who is giving an impromptu seminar I never did get my little bronze tags to flag the pages; I was constantly looking across the room mentally reaching for them but deciding I didn't want to put down the bookThe sea is blue This is a very odd thing because the sea is also wet and spread out under the sun It ought to be green with plants as is

  4. says:

    If you love Big Fierce Animals in theory but are secretly and occasionally anxiety stricken that in the real world one or a bunch of them together are going to eventually eat you like a king size Snickers bar as you lay in your sleeping bag which brilliantly you got from Target and nice one actually has the huge Snickers logo on it to make it in fact look just like a Snickers bar already so you are pretty mu

  5. says:

    my favorite kind of pop science book written by a real scientist not a popularizer journalist gives real insight into deep uestions about the structure of the natural world as well as the iterative process scientists have used over the years t

  6. says:

    A clear and compelling description of what ecology actually is a theoretical framework like economics than botany with budgets and widely applicable strategies and empirical laws supported or refuted by logic common sense and mathematical mo

  7. says:

    I had to throw this book at the wall because he concludes that the human niche is to be AMERICAN give me a break

  8. says:

    Everything you always needed to know about ecologyBut didn't know that you wanted to askActually when I purchased this book I thought it would be about the lives of tigers leopards jaguars and other big fierce animals I've r

  9. says:

    This book by famed ecologist Paul Colinvaux could have just as easily been called Why Things Are the Way they Are as only a small fraction of the book concerned the specific topic of why big fierce animals are rare These were Colinvaux's occasionally politically incorrect musings on how the world works asking such uestions as why is the sea blue and addressing psychological issues revolving around the human love of clear cold though nearly

  10. says:

    A good start for beginners on the field of ecology On how by natural selection species co exist both by competing and cooperating Some good mental models on transfer of energy in the food chain ocean life etc