Renowned ornithologist John Kricher presents an absorbing analysis of the diverse ecosystems that exist on Planet Earth. He provides a factual study of the many fragile and threatened portions of our biosphere while giving a thorough description of the interaction between each system and the effect of man's presence in them. Professor Kricher explains the amazing vari- ety of flora and fauna that inhabit the individual ecosystems and synthesizes current ecological issues facing mankind.
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by John Kricher
by John D. Barrow
by John K. Young
by John Gray
by John Steinbeck
by John McPhee
by John Phillips
by John Ehle
by John Flanagan
"This is truly the introduction to the earth's three major ecosystems (arctic, tropical, temperate) that its subtitle indicates. It offers an interesting discussion of why and how our planet supports life and reviews the types of animals and plants native to each ecosystem. Professor Kricher, a Wheaton College biologist and amateur ornithologist, is an agreeable guide. His even inflection is occasionally too lulling, but his clear pacing and warm tone keep the listener involved. One does wish that the lectures offered something significantly more than a reading of the enclosed course guide, but as an introduction this pleasant program serves its purpose. A.C.S. (c) AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine"
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