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Edited by Skelly, David K.; Post, David M.; Smith, Melinda D.; Foreword by Lovejoy, Thomas E., III; By Hutchinson, G. Evelyn
During the twentieth century, ecology evolved from a collection of natural history facts to a rigorous, analytical discipline with a rich body of theory. No single person is more responsible for this change than G Evelyn Hutchinson. This collection of selected writings presents H...utchinson's dynamic and wide-ranging mind as well as his keen wit.Read more
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By Hutchinson, G. Evelyn
In the three lectures which give their title to this delightful collection of esays, the author of The Enchanted Voyage and The Itinerate Ivory Tower turns his attention to the influence of the environment on the course of evolution. The first lecture considers the nature of the ...terrestrial biosphere, both as a unique phenomenon on earth and as one of a class of possible spaces on other bodies; the second examines the nature of the ecological niche; and the third discusses some of the possible environmental interactions of a single species, emphasis being placed on the extremely recondite nature of the selective forces that act on man, as on other animals. Another of the pieces deals with the problem of the relation of natural beauty to works of art, particularly in the context of the similarities and differences apparent when natural history museums and art galleries are compared. The final essay, The Cream in the Gooseberry Fool, is an account of the role of an English country clergyman and of the European magpie most in one of the most significant early discoveries of genetics.Read more
This book, first published in 1936, the places visited during the course of the Yale North India Expedition of 1932.
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