While watching the Science Channel
(one of the Discovery Communications, LLC channels) one day, I started imagining how
they might apply their “question everything” concept to some of the most familiar
Environmental issues of today, such as the effects of Global Climate Change on Fragile
Ecosystems. These are two separate, but closely related issues: Fragile Ecosystems and
Global Climate Change. It occurred to me that someone should write a companion book
for a series on these important issues, and that the “someone” could be me. So I wrote
this book. My intent is to explain Environmental concepts in a language that can be
understood by the fans of the Science Channel, Scientific American, and other
popularized science writing. I must warn you. An editor once told me that I write
science as if it were a murder mystery. He did not intend the comment as a compliment.
I took it as a compliment because, frankly, I find a well crafted murder mystery to be
far better reading than most science books.
|Introduction.||The Fragile Ecosystem Concept.|
|1.||Another Version of the Ecosystem Concept.|
|4.||The Climate Change Regime in Which Communities Function.|
|5.||Descriptive Plant Community Ecology.|
|6.||The Nature of Plant Reproduction.|
|7.||The Special Theory of Community Ecology...|
|Appendix A.||Technical Appendix to Chapter 4.
The Analysis to Describe the Climate Change Regime.
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