By Allan B. Cobb
This encyclopedia set, a part of the Macmillan technology Library sequence, is designed to deal with middle-school scholars via collage undergraduates. The paintings includes nearly three hundred signed entries on a number of issues when it comes to animal technological know-how, together with animal improvement, services, habit, ecology, and evolution.The connection among animals and people is additionally explored in entries resembling Animal checking out, Apiculture, and household animals. additionally incorporated are biographies of famous scientists who've made ''significant contributions'' to the sphere (for example,Henry Walter Bates, Rachel Carson, Gregor Mendel) in addition to introductions to occupation possibilities within the comparable disciplines. Articles seem in alphabetical order and diversity in size from numerous paragraphs to a number of pages. All are followed by way of see additionally references and additional analyzing feedback (including internet sites). each one quantity starts with an entire desk of contents, a geological time scale, 5- and six-kingdom class comparisons, a phylogenetic tree of existence, and a chart of measurements, abbreviations, and conversions. every one concludes with an issue outline,an index (volume four encompasses a cumulative index), and a 600-plus-word word list.
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Danbury, CA: Franklin Watts Incorporated, 1990. Rubin, Charles T. The Green Crusade: Rethinking the Roots of Environmentalism. New York: Free Press, 1994. Population Dynamics A population describes a group of individuals of the same species occupying a specific area at a specific time. Some characteristics of populations that are of interest to biologists include the population density, the birthrate, and the death rate. If there is immigration into the population, or emigration out of it, then the immigration rate and emigration rate are also of interest.
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