Jorgensen's Ecosystem Ecology
Sven Erik Jorgensen
Academic Press, Jul 25, 2009 - Science - 521 pages
Jorgensen's Ecosystem Ecology provides a thorough and comprehensive overview of the world’s aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. This derivative volume based on the best-selling Encyclopedia of Ecology (published 2008) is the only book currently published that provides an overview of the world’s ecosystems in a concise format.
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