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Environment and Society in Florida - Howard T. Odum

Environment and Society in Florida

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Published: 1st February 1998
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With its lush wetlands, miles of beaches, and wide array of colorful wildlife, Florida is a fascinating and important ecosystem to study. Using this state as a model, Environment and Society in Florida offers a whole systems approach to understanding the environment and discusses the interactions between human systems and natural systems. It addresses the complicated issues stemming from these interactions among population, resources, economics, and environment and discusses how we may better manage these challenges in the future. Interesting and informative, this is an outstanding text for the classroom as well as for everyone interested in the environment and our place in it.

..."I encourage you to read Environment and Society in Florida. It is more than a simple textbook. It addresses the issues that will face all of America in the very near future. Can we live within our environmental means? Can we preserve the earth that supports us? This book is part science and part philosophy. Read it carefully. Take it seriously. Consider it thoughtfully. The final will be graded by your children and grandchildren." -Buddy MacKay, Former Lieutenant Governor of the State of Florida

Overview of Floridap. 3
Florida's environmental problemsp. 11
Ecosystems and symbolsp. 17
Flows of energyp. 27
Cycles of materialsp. 37
Production and limiting factorsp. 45
Energy webs and transformationsp. 51
Self-organization and successionp. 63
Simulation of quantitative modelsp. 75
Growth modelsp. 83
Oscillating systemsp. 91
Weather and climatep. 101
Geology and hydrologyp. 119
Oceanographyp. 131
Marine ecosystemsp. 141
Estuariesp. 155
Freshwater ecosystemsp. 171
Wetland ecosystemsp. 185
Upland ecosystemsp. 201
Landscape mosaic of ecosystemsp. 215
Economic use and developmentp. 225
Forestryp. 235
Agricultural systemsp. 243
Fisheriesp. 253
Miningp. 261
Parks, tourists, and biodiversityp. 269
Citiesp. 279
Industry, technology, and informationp. 289
Resource basis for the Florida economyp. 297
Early human society in Floridap. 303
Overview of the Florida economyp. 311
Florida's networksp. 321
Evaluation of energy sourcesp. 329
Wastes and recyclep. 345
Population and carrying capacityp. 357
Simulating the futurep. 363
The futurep. 371
Programs for computer simulationsp. 381
Energy evaluation of Floridap. 395
Useful conversionsp. 399
Types of wetlandsp. 401
Glossaryp. 405
Suggested readingsp. 421
Referencesp. 423
Indexp. 429
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ISBN: 9781574440805
ISBN-10: 1574440802
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 472
Published: 1st February 1998
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.68
Edition Number: 1