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The Ecology Book

DK. (Big Ideas Simply Explained). Apr. 2019. 352p. illus. index. ISBN 9781465479587. $25; ebk. ISBN 9781465488428. REF
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Examining ecosystems and how organisms react with one another and the environment, coverage here extends further than global warming to include taxonomy, apex predators, and Gause’s law. Nine thematically grouped chapters explore breakthroughs such as evolutionary theory, causes and effects of environmental change, human influences, and conservation, with brief biographies, bright call-out boxes, infographics, photos, charts, and illustrations holding readers’ attention.
VERDICT With this series addition, DK’s science experts have gone beyond “reduce-reuse-recycle” and embraced a comprehensive idea of ecology, complete with eye-catching graphics and succinct text to engage browsers.

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