Human Ecology

Contemporary Research and Practice

Editors: Bates, Daniel G., Tucker, Judith (Eds.)

  • Offers comprehensive coverage of the field of human ecology Provides insight into the current state of the field as well as future directions Features published and highly-cited articles that have been updated with new research and contextual introductions

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About this Textbook

This comprehensive sourcebook on human ecology combines 25 source articles published in the journal Human Ecology, enhanced with new research updates and thematic commentary. Intended as a follow up to Case Studies in Human Ecology, this volume includes an entirely new group of articles, with the same accessible, comprehensive coverage that made Case Studies so popular.

Human Ecology: Research and Practice covers four important areas: Philosophy, Theory and Methods; Changing Subsistence Practices; Agricultural Intensification and Population Dynamics; and, Common Property Resources and Conservation. As a group, these articles represent the major contributions to the study of Human Ecology since the publication of the previous volume.

Each article includes a concise introduction by the Editor, giving necessary and thoughtful context. The volume covers an overview of human ecology as a field within environmental studies, new directions in contemporary research, new methods and techniques, and cultural landscapes. Anyone studying human ecology, environmental studies, landscape studies, or population dynamics, particularly key issues such as conservation and globalization will find this comprehensive reader a valuable resource.

About the authors

Daniel Bates is the editor-in-chief of the journal Human Ecology.

Table of contents (22 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Bates, Daniel G. (et al.)

    Pages 1-9

  • Explaining Indonesian Forest Fires: Both Ends of the Firestick

    Vayda, Andrew P.

    Pages 17-35

  • On the Notions of Mother Nature and the Balance of Nature and Their Implications for Conservation

    Jelinski, Dennis E.

    Pages 37-50

  • Hunter–Gatherers Optimize Their Foraging Patterns Using Lévy Flights

    Brown, Clifford T. (et al.)

    Pages 51-65

  • What is Biocultural Diversity? A Theoretical Review

    Cocks, Michelle

    Pages 67-77

Buy this book

eBook $44.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4419-5701-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $169.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4419-5700-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $59.95
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-1514-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Human Ecology
Book Subtitle
Contemporary Research and Practice
Editors
  • Daniel G. Bates
  • Judith Tucker
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-5701-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-5701-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-5700-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-1514-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 377
Number of Illustrations and Tables
23 b/w illustrations
Topics