Modeling Nature

Modeling Nature

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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 qthe new natural historyq and debates about ecology's future as a large-scale scientific enterprise.In economics and the managerial sciences, appreciative references to Lotka may be found in the works of Paul A. ... for them the crucial questions they must answer, and disclosing more or less clearly the directions in which the answers lie.

Title:Modeling Nature
Author:Sharon E. Kingsland
Publisher:University of Chicago Press - 1995-10-16


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